Group Prenatal Care Lit Review
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.
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.
A New Mother and HIV Positive
Mothers who are HIV positive may face additional challenges. If you are a mother and are HIV positive, it is important to take care of yourself so that both you and your baby can stay healthy. This brochure talks about staying healthy, deciding if you should breastfeed or not, as well as information on dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety.SKU: 7-007
A Smoke-Free Home Right from the Start
Outlines some of the harmful effects smoking and environmental tobacco smoke can have on pregnancy, as well as effects on children. Offers some tips on quitting.
Substance Use, Pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS: Treatment Programs for Pregnant Women
This living document identifies existing substance use treatment programs and services available to pregnant women and pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS in North America, with a particular focus on Saskatchewan. The information provided through the current environmental scan is useful both for pregnant women who use substances who are seeking services, and for healthcare professionals, who can use this information to assist women in accessing services that are appropriate to their needs. Ideally, this would be done as part of a multidisciplinary team, where the referring professional continues to be involved in the care of the woman. It is hoped that the information provided will increase awareness of the existing substance use treatment centres and programs for pregnant women, with the goal of potentially increasing referrals to and use of these programs.