GPC Evidence Summary
Group prenatal care is a model of group where eight to twelve women of similar gestational age meet as a group with their healthcare provider for 90-120 minutes of regularly scheduled appointments, starting in their second trimester and continuing throughout their pregnancy. During these appointments, each woman has a brief individual physical assessment with the healthcare provider and then participates in a group discussion led by a healthcare provider. All prenatal care is provided in this group setting, combining the usual physical assessment with peer support and increased time for education about healthy pregnancy. This report examines current research on group prenatal care to assess if it is a good model of care for Saskatchewan and if there is an improvement in birth outcomes and breastfeeding rates associated with using this model of care compared to individual prenatal care. Birth outcomes examined in this report are gestational age at birth, preterm birth, and low birth weight.
Screening for HIV as Part of Prenatal Care Prior to Week 36
This algorithm provides Saskatchewan-specific guidelines for HIV screening in pregnant women prior to 36 weeks gestation.
Sexual Violence and HIV
The research states that there is an increased risk of infection for women who have been abused, particularly if sexually abused. This report provides recommendations for health and allied health professionals to increase collaborative work and ensure that both violence and HIV are addressed in all entry level services.
Hope for the Future: Having a Healthy Pregnancy While Living with HIV
This DVD shares information about HIV, pregnancy, and parenting, with the goal of showing that healthy pregnancies and healthy babies are possible for pregnant women living with HIV in Saskatchewan. The knowledge and experiences of people living with HIV and those who work in this area are shared. The DVD was created as a resource for health and allied health professionals and for people living with HIV in Saskatchewan.SKU: 7-000
Planning a Pregnancy When HIV Positive
This brochure talks about caring for your body before getting pregnant and what is involved with HIV treatment during pregnancy. It also talks about getting pregnant safely and how finding a good obstetric healthcare provider and support is important.SKU: 7-005