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1-800-436-8477 Morning Sickness
1-877-327-4636 Alcohol and Substance
1-866-937-7678 Exercise in Pregnancy
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Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Resources


Morning Sickness
Though usually limited to the first 7 to 12 weeks of pregnancy, approximately 20% of women experience NVP for a longer period of time. Some women may suffer from NVP until the end of the pregnancy.
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Drugs in Pregnancy
Pregnancy, whether planned or a pleasant surprise, brings with it important concerns about prescription and over the counter drugs.
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Substance Use
The Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline offers information and counseling to pregnant and breastfeeding women, their families, and health care providers.
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Conditions in Pregnancy
Exposure to certain infectious diseases during pregnancy may pose a risk to the unborn baby. Certain chronic conditions and their treatment may also increase reproductive risks.
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Cancer in Pregnancy
Exposure to certain infectious diseases during pregnancy may pose a risk to the unborn baby.
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Occupational and Environmental
There are thousands of chemicals in use in today's workplaces - and more women at work than ever before.
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Natural doesn't always mean safe. But that doesn't stop millions of people, including pregnant women, from consuming naturopathic products.
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Exercise in Pregnancy
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy and looking for advice on how to start or continue with exercise?
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