• 7-008: HIV and Pregnancy Care Guide

    HIV and Pregnancy – A Guide to Care

    Guide and Manual, Revised 2020


    This guide covers such topics as HIV/AIDS in Saskatchewan, Modes of Transmission of HIV, HIV Testing During Pregnancy, Prenatal Algorithm, HIV Treatment and Drug Management, After-Care for Babies of HIV Positive Women, Barriers to HIV Transmission Prevention and Prenatal Care, and Motivational Approaches.

    Guide and Manual, Revised 2020


    This guide covers such topics as HIV/AIDS in Saskatchewan, Modes of Transmission of HIV, HIV Testing During Pregnancy, Prenatal Algorithm, HIV Treatment and Drug Management, After-Care for Babies of HIV Positive Women, Barriers to HIV Transmission Prevention and Prenatal Care, and Motivational Approaches.

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    SKU: 7-008
  • 2-448: Gestational Diabetes Risks Prevention and Treatments

    Gestational Diabetes Risks Prevention and Treatments

    Literature Review, 2020


    Gestational diabetes, also known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), is a sub-type of diabetes that is first identified during pregnancy. It consists of abnormal glucose tolerance or higher than normal blood glucose levels, that may or may not diminish following the birth of an infant. Over the past decades, GDM rates have continued to increase in Canada. This review provides information on the risk factors for developing GDM, its impact on maternal and offspring health, the approach to screening and diagnosis, recommended management strategies (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological), as well as primary prevention strategies.

    Literature Review, 2020


    Gestational diabetes, also known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), is a sub-type of diabetes that is first identified during pregnancy. It consists of abnormal glucose tolerance or higher than normal blood glucose levels, that may or may not diminish following the birth of an infant. Over the past decades, GDM rates have continued to increase in Canada. This review provides information on the risk factors for developing GDM, its impact on maternal and offspring health, the approach to screening and diagnosis, recommended management strategies (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological), as well as primary prevention strategies.



    SKU: 2-448
  • 7-205: Messages for Parents: Two to Five Years

    Messages for Parents: Two to Five Years

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.

    It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.

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    SKU: 7-205
  • Pregnancy and Alcohol: What doctors would like you to know

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card provides simple medical advice to a woman about ways to ensure her fetus is not exposed to alcohol when she is pregnant.

    Information Card, Revised 2019


    This information card provides simple medical advice to a woman about ways to ensure her fetus is not exposed to alcohol when she is pregnant.

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    SKU: 3-152
  • Pregnancy & Alcohol : A Doctor’s Advice

    Pregnancy and Alcohol: A Doctor’s Advice

    Brochure, Revised 2019


    This brochure includes a brief summary of medical research about the impact of alcohol on a developing fetus. It also provides information and advice that a doctor could give to women about how alcohol affects a developing baby, and steps a woman can take to protect her unborn baby from exposure to alcohol. Included in the brochure are some ideas about supports to help women quit drinking.

    Brochure, Revised 2019


    This brochure includes a brief summary of medical research about the impact of alcohol on a developing fetus. It also provides information and advice that a doctor could give to women about how alcohol affects a developing baby, and steps a woman can take to protect her unborn baby from exposure to alcohol. Included in the brochure are some ideas about supports to help women quit drinking.

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    SKU: 3-151
  • 2-461: Cannabis and Pregnancy Poster

    Cannabis and Pregnancy Poster

    Poster, 2019


    Cannabis can be harmful. This poster highlights that cannabis can harm developing fetuses during pregnancy, and infants through breastfeeding. This poster was created in partnership with the Cannabinoid Research Institute of Saskatchewan.

    Poster, 2019


    Cannabis can be harmful. This poster highlights that cannabis can harm developing fetuses during pregnancy, and infants through breastfeeding. This poster was created in partnership with the Cannabinoid Research Institute of Saskatchewan.

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    SKU: 2-461
  • 7-516: HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    Information Card, 2019


    This information card explains that for women living with HIV, 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 quit or reduce their tobacco use.

    Information Card, 2019


    This information card explains that for women living with HIV, 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 quit or reduce their tobacco use.

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    SKU: 7-516
  • 7-517: HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    Poster, 2019


    This poster explains that for women living with HIV, 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 quit or reduce their tobacco use.

    Poster, 2019


    This poster explains that for women living with HIV, 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 quit or reduce their tobacco use.

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    SKU: 7-517
  • 7-005: HIV Healthy Pregnancies and Healthy Babies

    HIV: Healthy Pregnancies and Healthy Babies

    Booklet, 2018


    This booklet is designed for women living with HIV who are planning a pregnancy or are already pregnant. Topics include basic HIV and HIV treatment information, how to stay healthy before and during pregnancy, unique issues that may face women living with HIV, and where to go for more information and support. The booklet is an update to the previous HIV and pregnancy-related pamphlets provided by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.

    Booklet, 2018


    This booklet is designed for women living with HIV who are planning a pregnancy or are already pregnant. Topics include basic HIV and HIV treatment information, how to stay healthy before and during pregnancy, unique issues that may face women living with HIV, and where to go for more information and support. The booklet is an update to the previous HIV and pregnancy-related pamphlets provided by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.

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    SKU: 7-005
  • 7-303: Tips for Talking With Your Students: How to Build Healthy Relationships, Including Dating Relationships

    Tips for Talking With Your Students: How to Build Healthy Relationships, Including Dating Relationships

    Report, 2018


    Teaching young people how to build healthy relationships provides them with valuable skills that can promote their overall health. This resource is designed for educators and provides tips for educating students about building healthy relationships, including dating relationships.

    Report, 2018


    Teaching young people how to build healthy relationships provides them with valuable skills that can promote their overall health. This resource is designed for educators and provides tips for educating students about building healthy relationships, including dating relationships.



    SKU: 7-303
  • 2-106: Cannabis Use in the Childbearing Years: An Evidence Summary for Healthcare Providers

    Cannabis Use in the Childbearing Years: An Evidence Summary for Healthcare Providers

    Report, 2018


    Due to the legalization of cannabis in Canada, and for the health of children and families, there is a growing need to provide parents, prospective parents, healthcare professionals, and other service providers with evidence-based information about the potential risks of cannabis use. This evidence summary is for healthcare providers. It provides general information about cannabis and rates of cannabis use in Canada, as well as information about the potential risks of cannabis use before, during, and after pregnancy. This summary also offers several recommendations for public messaging based on the available research.

    Report, 2018


    Due to the legalization of cannabis in Canada, and for the health of children and families, there is a growing need to provide parents, prospective parents, healthcare professionals, and other service providers with evidence-based information about the potential risks of cannabis use. This evidence summary is for healthcare providers. It provides general information about cannabis and rates of cannabis use in Canada, as well as information about the potential risks of cannabis use before, during, and after pregnancy. This summary also offers several recommendations for public messaging based on the available research.



    SKU: 2-106
  • 2-459: Healthy Weight During Pregnancy

    Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy

    Booklet, 2017


    Healthy weight gain is important during pregnancy for the health of the woman and her growing baby. The Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy booklet includes information on the benefits of gaining the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy, how to determine the amount of weight a woman should gain during pregnancy, and steps she can take to help her gain a healthy amount of weight. This booklet was developed using current research, and in consultation with Saskatchewan dieticians, nurses, and other healthcare providers, as well as First Nations women. The goal was to produce a resource that is evidence-based and reflects the needs and experiences of First Nations women in Saskatchewan.

    Booklet, 2017


    Healthy weight gain is important during pregnancy for the health of the woman and her growing baby. The Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy booklet includes information on the benefits of gaining the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy, how to determine the amount of weight a woman should gain during pregnancy, and steps she can take to help her gain a healthy amount of weight. This booklet was developed using current research, and in consultation with Saskatchewan dieticians, nurses, and other healthcare providers, as well as First Nations women. The goal was to produce a resource that is evidence-based and reflects the needs and experiences of First Nations women in Saskatchewan.

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    SKU: 2-459
  • 8-831: Your Pregnancy Month to Month Business Card

    Your Pregnancy Month by Month Business Cards

    Information Card, 2017


    These business cards were created for pregnant women to take home as a reminder about the online resource, Your Pregnancy Month by Month. Your Pregnancy Month by Month provides literacy-friendly information on a variety of topics related to each month of pregnancy, and was designed to be used by pregnant women, as well as those working with women who are pregnant. It is a resource that can be used by teachers who are sharing information about reproductive health and pregnancy with their students.

    Information Card, 2017


    These business cards were created for pregnant women to take home as a reminder about the online resource, Your Pregnancy Month by Month. Your Pregnancy Month by Month provides literacy-friendly information on a variety of topics related to each month of pregnancy, and was designed to be used by pregnant women, as well as those working with women who are pregnant. It is a resource that can be used by teachers who are sharing information about reproductive health and pregnancy with their students.

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    SKU: 8-831
  • 8-830: Pregnancy Month To Month Poster

    Your Pregnancy Month by Month

    Poster, 2017


    This poster was created for healthcare centres and CBOs to advertise the online resource, Your Pregnancy Month by Month. Your Pregnancy Month by Month provides literacy-friendly information on a variety of topics related to each month of pregnancy, and was designed to be used by pregnant women, as well as those working with women who are pregnant. It is a resource that can be used by teachers who are sharing information about reproductive health and pregnancy with their students.

    Poster, 2017


    This poster was created for healthcare centres and CBOs to advertise the online resource, Your Pregnancy Month by Month. Your Pregnancy Month by Month provides literacy-friendly information on a variety of topics related to each month of pregnancy, and was designed to be used by pregnant women, as well as those working with women who are pregnant. It is a resource that can be used by teachers who are sharing information about reproductive health and pregnancy with their students.

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    SKU: 8-830
  • 3-019: Canada Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines Brochure

    Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

    Brochure, 2016


    The goal of this brochure is to provide guidelines to reduce health and safety risks for people who choose to drink alcohol. Through graphics it also provides a clear guide to what a drink is. Low-risk drinking helps to promote a culture of moderation and supports healthy lifestyles. This brochure is also available directly from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse at: www.ccsa.ca.

    Brochure, 2016


    The goal of this brochure is to provide guidelines to reduce health and safety risks for people who choose to drink alcohol. Through graphics it also provides a clear guide to what a drink is. Low-risk drinking helps to promote a culture of moderation and supports healthy lifestyles. This brochure is also available directly from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse at: www.ccsa.ca.

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    SKU: 3-190
  • GPC Evidence Summary

    GPC Evidence Summary

    Report, 2016


    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.

    Report, 2016


    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.



    SKU: 2-904
  • Group Prenatal Care Lit Review

    Group Prenatal Care Lit Review

    Report, 2016


    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.

    Report, 2016


    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.



    SKU: 2-903
  • 7-002: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Are You Positive You’re Negative?

    Sexually Transmitted Infections: Are You Positive You’re Negative?

    Brochure, 2016


    This brochure, designed for use with youth, explains what sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are, how to avoid STIs, and how to find out if you have an STI. It also includes information about the effects of STIs on fertility, pregnancies, and newborn babies.

    Brochure, 2016


    This brochure, designed for use with youth, explains what sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are, how to avoid STIs, and how to find out if you have an STI. It also includes information about the effects of STIs on fertility, pregnancies, and newborn babies.

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    SKU: 7-002
  • Prenatal eHealth Tools Report

    Prenatal eHealth Tools Report

    Report, 2016


    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.

    Report, 2016


    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.



    SKU: 2-901
  • Prenatal eHealth Tools

    Prenatal eHealth Tools

    Report, 2016


    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.

    Report, 2016


    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.



    SKU: 2-902
  • No Thank’s I’m Pregnant

    No Thanks I’m Pregnant

    Poster, 2012


    This 11” x 17” poster shows a pregnant woman turning down a glass of wine, saying “No thanks, I’m pregnant”.

    Poster, 2012


    This 11” x 17” poster shows a pregnant woman turning down a glass of wine, saying “No thanks, I’m pregnant”.

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    SKU: 3-050
  • Adolescent Pregnancy in Saskatchewan

    Adolescent Pregnancy in Saskatchewan

    Report, 2014


    In Canada, rates of adolescent pregnancy remain among the highest in developed countries and rates in Saskatchewan are among the highest in Canada. In an effort to address the needs of Saskatchewan youth, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute has developed this report to provide a picture of adolescent pregnancy in Saskatchewan and to identify best practices that my address the specific circumstances of Saskatchewan Youth.

    Report, 2014


    In Canada, rates of adolescent pregnancy remain among the highest in developed countries and rates in Saskatchewan are among the highest in Canada. In an effort to address the needs of Saskatchewan youth, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute has developed this report to provide a picture of adolescent pregnancy in Saskatchewan and to identify best practices that my address the specific circumstances of Saskatchewan Youth.



    SKU: 7-018
  • Maternal Mental Health

    Maternal Mental Health

    Information Card, 2013


    The Maternal Mental Health Information Card provides information for women and their families and friends who want to know more about maternal depression. It includes information on symptoms of depression and who to contact for help. The card also includes ways a woman can take care of herself and suggestions for family and friends to help support her if she is suffering from depression. Contacts for help are also provided. The card is ideal for waiting rooms or as a handout to those who would benefit from information on maternal depression.

    Information Card, 2013


    The Maternal Mental Health Information Card provides information for women and their families and friends who want to know more about maternal depression. It includes information on symptoms of depression and who to contact for help. The card also includes ways a woman can take care of herself and suggestions for family and friends to help support her if she is suffering from depression. Contacts for help are also provided. The card is ideal for waiting rooms or as a handout to those who would benefit from information on maternal depression.

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    SKU: 2-101
  • Maternal Mental Health

    Maternal Mental Health

    Poster, 2013


    The Maternal Mental Health poster is intended to raise awareness about maternal depression and get people thinking about the issue. It includes information on symptoms of depression and suggestions about who to contact for help. There is space provided for local contact information to be added.

    Poster, 2013


    The Maternal Mental Health poster is intended to raise awareness about maternal depression and get people thinking about the issue. It includes information on symptoms of depression and suggestions about who to contact for help. There is space provided for local contact information to be added.

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    SKU: 2-103
  • Before You Become Pregnant

    Before You Become Pregnant

    Brochure, 2010


    This brochure talks about the important information a woman should know when planning a pregnancy. It promotes a healthy lifestyle prior to conception in order to ensure the healthiest baby possible.

    Brochure, 2010


    This brochure talks about the important information a woman should know when planning a pregnancy. It promotes a healthy lifestyle prior to conception in order to ensure the healthiest baby possible.

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    SKU: 2-309
  • Infant Mortality in Saskatchewan: Evidence to Inform Public Health Practice

    Infant Mortality in Saskatchewan: Evidence to Inform Public Health Practice

    Report, 2009


    This document was prepared to describe the relationship between modifiable risk factors and infant mortality. It is meant to provide guidance, strategies, and support to help expand or develop programs that may contribute to the reduction of infant mortality in Saskatchewan. It includes a review of the literature regarding prevalent risk factors associated with infant mortality, as well as identifying promising practices related to those modifiable risk factors.

    Report, 2009


    This document was prepared to describe the relationship between modifiable risk factors and infant mortality. It is meant to provide guidance, strategies, and support to help expand or develop programs that may contribute to the reduction of infant mortality in Saskatchewan. It includes a review of the literature regarding prevalent risk factors associated with infant mortality, as well as identifying promising practices related to those modifiable risk factors.



    SKU: 2-457
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Executive Summary

    Report, 2011


    This executive summary is for the report “Sexually Transmitted Infections and Their Effects on Fertility, Pregnancy, and the Newborn: An Environmental Scan of Available Resources and a Preliminary Needs Assessment for Saskatchewan Health Care Providers”.

    Report, 2011


    This executive summary is for the report “Sexually Transmitted Infections and Their Effects on Fertility, Pregnancy, and the Newborn: An Environmental Scan of Available Resources and a Preliminary Needs Assessment for Saskatchewan Health Care Providers”.



    SKU: 7-503
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Report, 2010


    This report presents the results of an environmental scan of available education resources focused on the effects of STIs, and their impact on fertility, pregnancy, and the newborn. Included is a preliminary assessment of the needs of health and allied health professionals in Saskatchewan for resources in this area.

    Report, 2010


    This report presents the results of an environmental scan of available education resources focused on the effects of STIs, and their impact on fertility, pregnancy, and the newborn. Included is a preliminary assessment of the needs of health and allied health professionals in Saskatchewan for resources in this area.



    SKU: 7-502
  • Provincial Services for Women Living with HIV Who Have Experienced Violence and Abuse

    Provincial Services for Women Living with HIV Who Have Experienced Violence and Abuse

    Report, 2012


    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.

    Report, 2012


    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.



    SKU: 7-512
  • 7-510: A Review of Nutritional Recommendations for Pregnant Women Living with HIV

    A Review of Nutritional Recommendations for Pregnant Women Living with HIV

    Report, 2012


    Ensuring proper nutrition is a critical component of living with HIV as it is with being pregnant. The two conditions combined mean that pregnant women living with HIV are especially vulnerable to nutrient deficiencies and these women must monitor their nutritional status accordingly. The review provides general recommendations to address these issues.

    Report, 2012


    Ensuring proper nutrition is a critical component of living with HIV as it is with being pregnant. The two conditions combined mean that pregnant women living with HIV are especially vulnerable to nutrient deficiencies and these women must monitor their nutritional status accordingly. The review provides general recommendations to address these issues.



    SKU: 7-510
  • Substance Use, Pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS: Treatment Programs for Pregnant Women

    Substance Use, Pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS: Treatment Programs for Pregnant Women

    Report, 2012


    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.

    Report, 2012


    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.



    SKU: 7-509
  • The Impact of Substance Use on Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

    The Impact of Substance Use on Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV

    Report, 2012


    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?

    Report, 2012


    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?



    SKU: 7-508
  • Vertical (Mother-to-child) Transmission of HIV: Prevention, Treatment, and Education

    Vertical (Mother-to-child) Transmission of HIV: Prevention, Treatment, and Education

    Report, 2014


    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.

    Report, 2014


    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.



    SKU: 7-501
  • HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy

    HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy

    Poster, 2011


    This poster states that HIV positive women can have healthy babies and highlights the importance of prenatal care.

    Poster, 2011


    This poster states that HIV positive women can have healthy babies and highlights the importance of prenatal care.

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    SKU: 7-004