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Ontario Perinatal Record User Guide – UPDATED

Ontario Perinatal Record User Guide – UPDATED

The 2018 version of the OPR User Guide contains updated information from clinical practice recommendations released over the past year. Updates have been made to the following sections: Marijuana use Prenatal genetic investigations Pertussis vaccination VBAC consent...
New Resource Available – Low Risk Birth QBP

New Resource Available – Low Risk Birth QBP

The key objectives of the QBP for Low Risk Birth are to: Address the variation in caesarean section rates across the province in the low risk mother; Promote normal birth; Improve patient outcomes by focusing on delivery of standardized, evidence-informed practices....
Neonatal Follow-Up Program Webinar

Neonatal Follow-Up Program Webinar

Neonatal Follow-Up Program provides a critical role in Ontario’s health care system. It has evolved from a system of monitoring outcomes of mainly pre-term children to one that monitors and offers early intervention in high risk infants with varying diagnoses. The...
Annual Benchmarking Report Update

Annual Benchmarking Report Update

Dear Partners, This year, the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) is revisiting its annual benchmarking report, including the content and format of the report. To this end, we will be taking a pause on our usual cycle of data collection and...
The Newborn Jaundice Parent Education Brochure is here!

The Newborn Jaundice Parent Education Brochure is here!

This educational resource on newborn jaundice was developed by PCMCH, parents of newborns who recently had jaundice, public health, and health care professionals. Electronic copies of this brochure are available on our website in English and French. Feel free to use...
Standards of Postnatal Care for Mothers and Newborns

Standards of Postnatal Care for Mothers and Newborns

Learn more about what the standards of care are for mothers and newborns in Ontario (birth to one week postnatal period). A report was developed that defines the standards of postnatal care for mothers and newborns in the first seven days following birth, with a...
Update on Ontario’s New Prenatal Screening Program

Update on Ontario’s New Prenatal Screening Program

Following on the initial announcement of Ontario’s new Prenatal Screening Program, we would like to share a few more details outlining next steps, roles and responsibilities. For years, prenatal screening in Ontario has been managed through the collaboration of many...