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Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

Healthy Children & Families, Information for Health Professionals

pregnant woman

Promoting healthy weight gain during pregnancy and supporting moms to eat healthy and be active can greatly impact both the health of the mother and the child.

Healthy Children and Families created the Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain project to support expectant mothers by giving them the resources and education they need for a healthy pregnancy.

Another goal of this project is to support healthcare providers with resources and tools to assist expectant mothers with healthy eating, physical activity and knowledge and awareness of the gestational weight gain guidelines.

Resources

General Information

Learning Modules

  • A Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain module is available on the APHP website.  The website includes information to assist you with registering and accessing the module.
  • A continuing medical education learning program on healthy pregnancy weight gain is available for free to all healthcare providers in Alberta. The program meets the accreditation requirements of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1.5 Mainpro+ and 1.5 MOC Section 3).

Reports

Publications

Quick Reference

Resource Ordering Info

Health care providers who work with pregnant women can order free copies of these resources.

Order: Data Group
User ID: healthypublic
Password: healthy2013

Pregnancy weight gain graphs for singletons (underweight/healthy and overweight/obese) (packages of 50):
postcard

Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator wheel (minimum order of 5):
bmi

Healthy pregnancy weight gain poster (packages of 1):
poster

Book set (1 box contains 10 book sets; minimum order of 2 boxes):
book set