Maternity and Newborn Care Program Committee

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Benefits of new resuscitation technique for infants 
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Upcoming Events

  • Prenatal Environmental Health Education Forum
    November 20-21, 2014
    University of Ottawa
    Ottawa, ON

    The PEHE-Forum:  The negative effects of environmental exposures on foetuses and young children are increasingly well understood, yet relatively little is being done in health care settings to educate prospective parents about limiting them. With the ultimate goal of reducing early exposures and improving children’s health, the PEHE Forum will bring together a diverse group of prenatal health practitioners (obstetricians, family physicians, midwives and nurses), researchers, educators, policy makers and environmental health experts to: 

    • Share knowledge around priority environmental health issues, education practices, opportunities and barriers, and existing educational resources; and,

    • Create a dialogue and build partnerships associated with improving environmental health education at the prenatal care level.
  • Maternity & Newborn Care sessions at FMF – Quebec City, QC, November 13-15, 2014
    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    10 - 11a.m. - How Poverty and Intellectual Disability and Cultural Factors can Impact Health Outcomes
    11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. – From Swordfish to Skydiving:  Common Patient Questions During Pregnancy
    1:45 - 2:45 p.m. - Reefer Madness form Cradle to Grave
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. - FASD: How Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Impacts the Life Course Trajectory of Children, Teens and Young Adults

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    7 - 8 a.m. Maternity & Newborn Care Networking Breakfast
    10:30 - 11 a.m. Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing
    11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Management of Vaginal Birth After Caesarean
    11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Low-Dose Aspirin for the Prevention of Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
    1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Obstetrical Biomechanics: APORB De Gasquet overview
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. La biomécanique obstétricale: méthode APORB De Gasquet, un apercu
    3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Intrapartum Care

    Saturday, November 15, 2014
    8:30 - 9 a.m. Maternal & Newborn Prison Health

Presentations from Teaching Competency in Family Medicine Maternity Care:  A National Forum (June 8, 2014)

NEW! Joint Position Paper on Rural Maternity Care

This position paper provides new evidence and progressive recommendations focused on providing quality maternity care to women across Canada, no matter if they live in urban, rural or remote communities. 

The report acknowledges the different requirements for effective maternity care for women who live in rural and remote locations than those in urban areas.  It addresses related safety issues, training requirements, and continuing professional education that are recommended for rural maternity care.  The overall conclusion recommends collaborative care provided by physician organizations as well as nursing and midwifery organizations is most effective for the effective delivery of prenatal, post natal and intrapartum periods. 

Produced with input from:
The Canadian Association of Midwives
The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses
The College of Family Physicians of Canada
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada

See the full report.

Report on Family Medicine Maternity Care Training

In May 2012, the Maternity and Newborn Care Program Committee released the Report of the Working Group on Family Medicine Maternity Care Training.

It builds on the recommendations of a 2009 report and re-examines the suitability of current maternity care education and training in family medicine residency programs.  Recognizing the trends over recent years in the number of family physicians providing intrapartum care, the paper addresses the related issues while focusing on maintaining quality care for all patients. 

See the full report.

Any questions about the reports may be directed to the SIFP Program Coordinator.

Family Physician Maternity & Newborn Care listserv

We are pleased to introduce a new Listserv Discussion Group that has been developed for CFPC members and family physicians involved with the Section of Family Physicians with Special Interests or Focused Practice (SIFP). This provides the best of both worlds! Where Listserv #1 provides an opportunity for collaborative discussion about maternity and newborn care with a broad range of health professionals, Listserv #2 provides a more focused clinical discussion group among family physician colleagues. College and SIFP members are welcome to participate in both Listservs as they wish. 

Any questions about the FPMNC Listserv, and requests to join may be sent to the SIFP Program Coordinator for the Maternity and Newborn Care Program Committee.

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