Pregnancy Resources


Better Food for Pregnancy

By Daina Kalnins and Joanne Saab The Hospital for Sick Children Publisher: Robert Rose (2006) ISBN 0-7788-0136-5

Both authors are registered dietitians at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and have a combined experience in paediatric research and nutrition. With this book you will discover the basics of a better diet for your pregnancy, including the optimum intake of nutrients for every stage from conception to breastfeeding.

The Complete Guide to Everyday Risks in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: Answers to Your Questions about Morning Sickness, Medications, Herbs, Diseases, Chemical Exposures & More

By Dr. Gideon Koren Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Robert Rose (2004) ISBN: 0778800849

This book, by the director of the Motherisk program at The Hospital for Sick Children, offers authoritative descriptions of the risks involved during pregnancy and breastfeeding, including prescription drugs, diseases, chemicals, vitamins, herbs, foods, alcohol, cigarette smoke, recreational drugs, and other abuse substances.

What to Expect when You’re Expecting, 3rd edition

By Heidi Murkoff Paperback: 624 pages Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (2002) ISBN: 0761121323

This revised third edition of the popular pregnancy guide offers the authoritative yet reassuring advice that parents have come to rely on from all the titles in the What to Expect series. The book is arranged by month.

Web sites on nutrition during pregnancy

Health Canada: Prenatal Nutrition

This web site provides information about nutrition and healthy eating throughout the childbearing years, and nutrition during pregnancy.

Web sites on teenage pregnancy

Sexuality and U: Your link to sexual well-being. is committed to providing credible and up-to-date information and education on sexual health. This web site is made possible with the guidance and collaboration of a team of distinguished Canadian medical organizations, and is administered by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families. Their specific strategy is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults. They support a combination of responsible values and behaviour by both men and women and responsible policies in both the public and private sectors.

Center for Young Women's Health

The Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH) is a collaboration between the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine and the Division of Gynecology at Children’s Hospital Boston. The Center exists to provide teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information and special health education programs.

The Massey Center for Women

The Massey Centre for Women is an award-winning, non-profit, community agency located in Toronto, that provides housing and resources for pregnant teens, young single mothers, and their babies.  Many of the programs are also open to community families. 

Nicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSC

Andrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC