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Resources Reproductive Health

Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2014

Four handouts containing information for newcomer women who are pregnant and expect to deliver their baby in Ontario. Includes information on local practices related to the prenatal and postnatal period, as well as services and resources available.

Available in PDF only.

Language

Part 1 – Getting the help you need

Part 2 – Finding the health care you need during pregnancy

Part 3 – Getting ready for your baby

Part 4 – Having your baby

Click here to download all four parts together

English

 Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

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French

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Arabic

 Part 1

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Chinese

 Part 1

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Filipino

 Part 1

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Hindi

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Punjabi

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Spanish

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Tamil

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Urdu

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Motherisk with support from the Best Start Resource Centre, 2013

Morning sickness, also called Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP), affects up to 85% of pregnant women. This booklet contains information about morning sickness for women who are planning a pregnancy and women who are currently pregnant. There is also information for partners, friends and family.

Available in print and PDF.

This resource is also available as an App, see: www.motherisk.org/women/morningSickness.jsp

 


Best Start Resource Centre, 2013

This resource will help service providers in supporting Aboriginal teens who are pregnant and parenting, as well as their children. To provide continuity, the resource also includes brief information about preventing teen pregnancies. The information will assist in strengthening programs and services in a culturally appropriate manner.

Available only in PDF.

 


Best Start Resource Centre, 2007, with minor updates done in 2013

A manual for prenatal educators and program managers. Contains a literature review, an overview of the types of prenatal education offered in Ontario, a list of potential topics to cover, a variety of effective practices and a resource list.

Available only in PDF.

 


Best Start Resource Centre in collaboration with Halton Region Health Department, revised 2013

Booklet for women aged 35 or older who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Available in print and PDF.
 

 


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Prescription Drug Misuse in Pregnancy and Parenting

Best Start Resource Centre with support from FNIH, 2013

The purpose of this report is to provide service providers with information about strategies that can be used to prevent and address prescription drug misuse in First Nations women who are pregnant or parenting young children. Strategies include individual supports and community-wide approaches. Program examples highlight approaches that have been used in addressing prescription drug misuse.

Available in print and PDF.

 


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Beginning Journey: First Nations Pregnancy Resource

Best Start Resource Centre with support from FNIH, 2013

This prenatal book will help First Nations women to prepare for pregnancy, to have a healthy pregnancy, and to welcome a new life into their family. It shares cultural knowledge from Elders, community members, and First Nations caregivers. It also provides medical information. At the end of each chapter there is a page where women can make notes about their pregnancy.

Available in print and PDF.

 


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Preterm Labour Signs & Symptoms Brochure
Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2012
Brochure with critical information on how to recognize preterm labour signs and symptoms and when to seek help.

Available in print and PDF. English, French
Available in PDF only. Arabic, Filipino, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Tamil, Urdu

 

Best Start Resource Centre, 2012

This resource was developed to help service providers who work with First Nations families understand some of the traditional teachings, barriers to practice and challenges facing First Nations people. The information can be used to ensure that evidenced-based practice is sensitive to cultural needs and practices.

Available in print and PDF.

 

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A Healthy Start for Baby and Me

Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2012
A low literacy prenatal book suitable for women who have difficulty reading due to literacy or language. Includes information about pregnancy, labour, delivery, postpartum and early infant care.
Available in print and PDF.

 

Impotant Signs to watch
E08-E
Important Signs to Watch for if you are Pregnant
Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2012
Small decal with critical information on how to recognize preterm labour signs and symptoms and when to seek help.

Available in print and PDF. English, French,
Available in PDF only. Arabic, Filipino, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Tamil, Urdu

 



Best Start Resource Centre, 2011
The Health Before Pregnancy workbook has been extensively revised with new text, graphics and updated content. Still in an interactive format, this workbook for young adults and couples raises issues that can affect men and women and the health of their future children and provides answers to commonly asked questions people think about as they consider parenting. The workbook offers checklists and activities to do. It also provides web links and phone numbers of places to go and people to talk to for more information on how to be as healthy as possible before embarking on a pregnancy.

Available in HTML and PDF, in English on the Health Before Pregnancy website, healthbeforepregnancy.ca

 



Best Start Resource Centre, 2011
The Prenatal Education Program is a teaching aid for face-to-face prenatal education sessions. The audience for these modules includes the pregnant woman and her partner. The program consists of a series of 11 independent modules. Each module includes three files in PDF format: the slides, the speaker notes and a module outline (objectives, teaching aids, references, etc.).

To access the Prenatal Education Program Modules click here

 



Best Start Resource Centre, 2009
This report reviews and discusses research on the factors associated with subsequent teen pregnancies, including statistical trends, economic and medical consequences, and effectiveness of prevention practices.

Available in PDF and in Print. .

 

 


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Healthy Beginnings – 4th Edition
Developed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, with assistance from the Best Start Resource Centre and the Canadian Paediatric Society, as well as a range of topic experts,  revised 2009   
This comprehensive prenatal resource is designed to meet the information needs of couples planning a pregnancy, pregnant women and new parents.
Available in print.
Additional Information

Giving Birth in a New Land
Best Start Resource Centre 2009

This manual shares information about the beliefs and practices of newcomer women when accessing reproductive health services.It explains strategies for service providers to offer services in a culturally competent manner.

Available in print and PDF.
 





Best Start Resource Centre in collaboration with the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada, 2008

This report includes a review of historical perspectives on teen pregnancy, explores assumptions that are made about teen pregnancy, the links to poverty and inequity, theoretical approaches, and provides examples of out-of-school teen pregnancy prevention initiatives.

Available in print and PDF.
 

 


Best Start Resource Centre in collaboration with the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada, 2007.

A summary of statistics, context and effective strategies related to the prevention of teen pregnancy, including examples of successful or promising initiatives.

Available in print and PDF.
 

 


Best Start Resource Centre in collaboration with the Halton Region Health Department, 2007

A guide to Advanced Maternal Age for Ontario service providers, including a summary of statistical trends, influencing factors, health opportunities, health risks and recommendations for care.

Available in print and PDF.
 

 


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Preterm Labour Signs & Symptoms Poster
Best Start Resource Centre. Revised, 2006.
Poster with critical information on how to recognize preterm labour signs and symptoms and when to seek help. Revised, 2006.
Available in print and PDF.
 

 


Preterm Birth: Making a Difference
Best Start Resource Centre in collaboration with the Perinatal Partnership program of Eastern and Southeastern Ontario and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, 2002
Manual supports early recognition and response to preterm labour in order to provide timely and appropriate levels of care.
Available in PDF.
 

 


Preterm Birth: Clinical Practice Guidelines (a section of Preterm Birth: Making a Difference)
Best Start Resource Centre in collaboration with the Perinatal Partnership program of Eastern and Southeastern Ontario and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, 2002
This guide supports practitioners in developing and implementing best practices in preterm labour.
Available in PDF. Appendix A "Preterm Labour Fact Sheet" is also available as a separate PDF.
 

 


Preterm Birth: Program Planning and Implementation Guide (a section of Preterm Birth: Making a Difference)
Best Start Resource Centre in collaboration with the Perinatal Partnership program of Eastern and Southeastern Ontario and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, 2002
Guide that provides program planners with information on how to develop an effective community-wide initiative.
Available in PDF.
 

 

 

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