My Saskatchewan Pregnancy App Tear-Away Cards
Information Card, 2020
To provide evidence-based information to pregnant women in Saskatchewan, the Prevention Institute has created a smart phone app, My Saskatchewan Pregnancy. Features of the app include daily health tips, monthly summaries of baby’s growth, a “to do” list for each trimester, videos, a pregnancy timeline, a My Health feature (with trackable functions for blood pressure, weight gain, and mental health), and more.
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
The Impact of Substance Use on Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV
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