Last Reviewed: April 2017
Important signs to watch for if you are pregnant
- Bad cramps or stomach pains that don't go away.
- Bleeding or a trickle or gush of fluid from your vagina.
- Lower back pain/pressure or change in lower back pain.
- A feeling that the baby is pushing down.
- Contractions or change in the strength or number of them.
- An increase in the amount of vaginal discharge.
- Fever, chills, dizziness, vomiting or a bad headache.
- Blurry vision or spots before your eyes.
- Sudden or severe swelling of your feet, hand or face.
- A significant change in your baby's movements.
Go to a hospital right away and contact your doctor/midwife if you have any of these symptoms.
Adapted with permission from:
Best Start: Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre
Sign up for this free support program to talk with a volunteer mother who has breastfed her own children. Volunteers are there to help you over the phone until your baby is six months old.
When should I register?
- Register while you are pregnant or soon after your baby is born. After you register, a Public Health Nurse will call you to match you with a Breastfeeding Companion.
How do I register?
- Register online
- Call the Region of Peel—Public Health at 905-799-7700, or
- Mail in the registration form
What if English isn’t my first language?
We have volunteers who speak a number of languages and will try to match you with a mom who speaks the same language as you.
For more information:
Region of Peel—Public Health
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216
To speak to a Public Health Nurse
Breastfeeding In Peel
Visit this Region of Peel website to get useful information on breastfeeding including instructional videos and links you to local services and resources.