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.
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).
Healthcare providers who work with pregnant women can order free copies of these resources.
Order: Data Group
User ID: healthypublic
Pregnancy weight gain graphs for singletons (underweight/healthy and overweight/obese) (packages of 50):
Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator wheel (minimum order of 5):
Healthy pregnancy weight gain poster (packages of 1):
Book set (1 box contains 10 book sets; minimum order of 2 boxes):