Prenatal eHealth Tools
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 summary 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.
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.
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
HIV/AIDS, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use
Fact Sheet, 2012
This fact sheet explains how tobacco use during pregnancy is harmful for both a mother and her unborn child. For women living with HIV/AIDS, smoking tobacco during pregnancy can increase the chances that HIV will be passed to the baby. Websites are listed to help pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy to become tobacco free.
Smoking and ETS
Fact Sheet, 2003
This fact sheet outlines the hazards of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to pregnant women and to children.