Common health problems

Essential information to rememberEven if you are pregnant, most common health problems can be treated. Talk to a pharmacist or other health professional first, however, before taking any medication.

When you’re pregnant, you may also experience health problems that are unrelated to your pregnancy, such as headaches, colds, gastroenteritis, and other types of infections. Some of these illnesses may be more frequent or troublesome while you are pregnant.

Don’t hesitate to talk to a health professional if you’re worried about changes in your health or if your symptoms interfere with your activities.

See a doctor right away if your overall condition deteriorates or you notice any of the warning signs described (see Warning signs).

An Info-Santé nurse (8-1-1) can advise you on what steps to take at any time.