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Canadian Public Health Association

Healthier mothers and babies

Mother and child - from an Immunize Canada brochure

In the early 1900s, many major health threats were associated with poor maternal and infant health. Today, the health of mothers and children in Canada is among the best in the world.


Current Issues

  • Women's age at first child's birth
  • Caesarean deliveries
  • Episiotomy rate
  • Premature births
  • Multiple births

Fighting the Good Fight

Caring for you and your baby websiteEducation Resources