Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:


and a new website for medical staff:


Our website was developed in partnership with patients and residents of Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions. It's accessible, mobile friendly and flexible to help us evolve with our communities as we work towards excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Come visit the new sites and update your bookmarks. This www.viha.ca site will continue to be available for one month so that our staff and partners have time to update their links to the new site. You can still browse the old site but it will no longer be updated.


Rest & Exercise

Your body is working hard to grow a baby. You will need extra rest so give yourself enough time for sleeping and napping.

Maintaining an active lifestyle during pregnancy helps to keep you fit and healthy.

Listen to your body! Stop when you're tired.

  • You should consult your doctor or midwife about your exercise plans, especially if you are having any problems during pregnancy. 

Did you know...

Swimming, walking, cycling, cross-country skiing, yoga, and tai chi are some of the best ways to exercise while pregnant.