Prenatal eHealth Tools Report
Expectant parents today have access to a wealth of information on pregnancy and childbirth, and much of that information is accessed electronically. Knowledgeable healthcare providers who understand the strengths and limitations of these new technologies are in an excellent position to offer expert guidance to women using these technology-based prenatal health tools. This report seeks to educate interested stakeholders about eHealth, what it entails, the potential benefits and challenges, and recommended options for using eHealth to provide quality prenatal information to residents of Saskatchewan.
The Impact of Substance Use on Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV
This literature review aimed to assess the impact of substance use on mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Such a review was deemed necessary due to Saskatchewan’s unique HIV profile. Specifically, new cases of HIV in Saskatchewan are: (a) the highest in Canada; (b) most often associated with injection drug use (IDU); and (c) increasing rapidly in women of childbearing age (ages 15 to 39). The primary questions addressed in the report include: Why do substance use services need to be focused on to avoid MTCT of HIV? How does having a substance use issue influence high risk behaviours that can lead to HIV infection? How does having a substance use issue affect virus progression and impact the health of pregnant women living with HIV?
No Thanks I’m Pregnant
This 11” x 17” poster shows a pregnant woman turning down a glass of wine, saying “No thanks, I’m pregnant”.SKU: 3-050
Vertical (Mother-to-child) Transmission of HIV: Prevention, Treatment, and Education
Saskatchewan continues to see high rates of new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in comparison to the rest of Canada. A large number of these new cases are being identified in women of childbearing age.
Recognizing the importance of understanding HIV in the context of pregnancy, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute conducted a review of the literature in this area. The review includes findings and recommendations on vertical transmission, transmission prevention, barriers to prevention, and health promotion around these topics.Download the Vertical Transmission Executive Summary
Provincial Services for Women Living with HIV Who Have Experienced Violence and Abuse
This document outlines agencies (provincial and national) that provide services for women who have experienced abuse, sexual abuse, and/or have HIV. Descriptions and contact information (phone numbers and websites) are provided.