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AHS has New Preconception Health Website For Albertans

Ready or not, it’s healthy to have a plan.

Whether you're ready to start trying for a baby, or not ready to start trying, it's healthy to have a plan. Alberta Health Services is sharing this message with all Albertans of reproductive age, through a new website: www.readyornotalberta.ca.

Launched January 18, www.readyornotalberta.ca provides helpful tips, tools and to-do lists for Albertans who are not yet pregnant, but who are either contemplating trying for a baby, or, who want to ensure that they remain not pregnant. For both groups, there are important considerations, many of which will impact health today, and in the future.

Given 40 per cent of pregnancies are unplanned, it's important that Albertans be aware of their health, before they conceive. This includes considering birth control options, but also goes far beyond that to include such things as nutrition, healthy weights, exercise, environmental factors and drug, alcohol and medicine use.

Visit www.readyornotalberta.ca for information and tools to support your health today, whether you're 'ready' or 'not'.

Reference: AHS website.


Provincial Goal for MOREOB Program in Alberta

A provincial goal for the MOREOB Program was set by the Alberta Health Services Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network to improve patient safety. In addition to local goal setting within the MOREOB Program, the Network is requesting that each hospital where babies are born participate in achieving a provincial MOREOB goal. The provincial goal has been chosen from the Provincial Perinatal Quality Assurance Process, which identified the need for improved effectiveness when communicating atypical or abnormal fetal surveillance results. Details about this goal are attached.


APPEL Hypertension Module Updated

STORC module # 13 Hypertension in the Alberta Perinatal Professionals Electronic Library has been updated to match the Canadian Hypertension Education Program 2014 content.


Get to Know the Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network

The Maternal Newborn Child & Youth Strategic Clinical Network strives to improve the health and well-being of individual Albertans and communities using expertise and insights into these interconnected areas of health. Click the link for more information. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/scns/Page10303.aspx


International Stillbirth Alliance

Revised Stillbirth Examination and Investigation Record - HS0001-128