Pregnancy and Parenting Health Topics

Pregnancy and Parenting Health Topics

Alcohol and Cannabis

There is no safe amount or time to drink alcohol during pregnancy and in fact, alcohol should be avoided while trying to conceive. Alcohol consumed during fetal development can present many risks to the unborn baby including brain damage and birth defects.  Have an alcohol-free pregnancy – prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Visit for more information about alcohol and other substances.

The resource Risks of Cannabis on Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Parenting from Best Start is for those who are thinking about becoming parents, are pregnant or are new parents. It provides information about the effects of cannabis on fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenting.


Physical Activity

The Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy is evidence-based and outlines the right amount of physical activity throughout pregnancy to promote maternal, fetal, and neonatal health. Pregnancy – 24-Hour Movement Guidelines (


Prenatal Classes

Free in person prenatal classes are often offered in Grey Bruce call 211 or visit to find out about current programs.

The following agencies may offer prenatal programming and/or supports:

 For more information about the Online Prenatal Program visit: Online Prenatal Program ( .


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