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.
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 SummarySKU: 7-501
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Are You Positive You’re Negative?
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.SKU: 7-002
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