Gestational Diabetes Risks Prevention and Treatments
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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.
HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use
Fact Sheet, 2019
This fact sheet 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: 7-515
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Are You Positive You’re Negative?
Designed for use with youth, this brochure explains what sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are, the importance of testing and treatment, and how to prevent STIs. It also includes information about the effects of STIs on fertility, pregnancies, and newborn babies.SKU: 7-002
Screening for HIV as Part of Prenatal Care Prior to Week 36
This algorithm provides Saskatchewan-specific guidelines for HIV screening in pregnant women prior to 36 weeks gestation.SKU: 7-009
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.SKU: 7-512