Healthy Development


Planning for a pregnancy should ideally start at least 3 months in advance of a pregnancy, since preconception health is the first step toward a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

There are many things potential mothers and fathers can do to improve their health and the health of their future children.

Pregnancies can be affected by many factors, including healthy eating, physical activity, sexual health, tobacco use, alcohol and drug use, and violence.

Health and Wellness supports many strategies that promote the health of future mothers and fathers, such as:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A Nova Scotia Perspective

This video is a presentation of the Nova Scotia FASD Intergovernmental Exchange Group. 

To honor the video’s intended purpose and messaging, the accompanying handout is critical to enhancing the viewers’ experience.  The NS FASD DVD Pamphlet (PDF) provides a framework for introducing the video and facilitating relevant discussion points concerning the content.