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.
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.SKU: 3-151
HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use
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.SKU: 7-517
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.SKU: 7-205