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HMHB 2014

Perinatal Services BC's inaugural conference Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies: New Research and Best Practice was held in Vancouver on February 21-22, 2014.

The conference was an opportunity for health care professionals interested in the care of pregnant women and their newborns to be updated on new research and best practices across the continuum of perinatal and newborn care. 

The conference engaged health care professionals from a wide range of disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration in order to provide the best care possible and ensure healthy mothers and babies. The format included plenaries, breakout sessions, and poster sessions.

Note: The following presentations are posted with speakers' consent. If the session you are looking for is not listed below, it means that the speaker did not allow for his/her presentation to be available online.

February 21, 2014

A1i Public Health Prenatal Programs in Two Health Authorities in BC 

Vanessa Salmons, Joanne Wooldridge

A1ii A First for First Nations Mothers: Perinatal Services from the First Nations Health Authority 
Gerry Kasten, Suzanne Johnson, Rebecca Sovdi

A1iii Prototyping a Seamless Perinatal Transition Team Model in Fraser Health: Lessons Learned
Elizabeth Snow, Michelle Urbina-Beggs, Tamara Van Tent

A2ii Early Identification of Risk and Protective Prenatal and Postnatal Factors Influencing Mother-Infant Attachment 
Deborah Bell, Sonya Vellet

A2iii Development and Pilot Evaluation of a Therapist-assisted Internet Cognitive-behavioural Program for Maternal Depression 
Nicole Pugh

A3ii Women's Experiences with Gestational Diabetes: Implications for Diabetes Prevention Programs
Marilyn Evans

B1ii Best Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Major Depression in the Perinatal Period 
Deirdre Ryan

B1iii Using Ultrasound to Determine Gestational Age: The New SOGC Guidelines
Kenneth Lim

B2i The BC Healthy Connections Project: A Scientific Evaluation of Nurse-Family Partnership in British Columbia 
Donna Jepsen, Nicole Catherine, Joanne Wooldridge

B2ii Innovation in Addressing the Needs of Women with Perinatal Depression in Public Health: Volunteer Training Program and Support Group in Chinese
Esther Sigurdson, Pat Agon Chen, Radhika Bhagat

B3i Linking Perinatal Care in British Columbia
Leanne Dahlgren

B3ii Validity of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index (BMI) Information Derived From a Population-based Perinatal Database
Gillian Frosst

B3iii Characteristics of Women in Robson Group 1, British Columbia 2008/2009 to 2012/2013
Brooke Kinniburgh, Lily Lee

Plenary eHealth Enabled Mother and Baby Centred Care: Trends and Opportunities
Kendall Ho


Note: The following presentations are posted with speakers' consent. If the session you are looking for is not listed below, it means that the speaker did not allow for his/her presentation to be available online.‎

February 22, 2014

Plenary Induction of Labour
Dean Leduc

C1ii Improving Community-based Care for Late Pre-term Infants 
Aliyah Mawji, Genevieve Currie

C1iii A Relationship for Life: Understanding and Supporting the Attachment Connection 
Vanessa Lapointe

C2i Comparing CenteringPregnancy® to Standard Prenatal Care plus Prenatal Education
Suzanne Tough, Ingunn Benediktsson

C2iii Meeting Psychosocial Needs in Perinatal Care: Models for Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Hillary McBride, Janelle Kwee, Lori Wolfe

C3ii Baby’s Best Chance: What is the Best Evidence on Inter-pregnancy Intervals and Effective Birth Spacing Techniques?
Dorothy Shaw, Wendy Norman

D1ii Growing into Parenthood: Online Prenatal Classes for Young Parents
Karon Foster

D1iii What is Baby Thinking and Feeling?: Infant Social Emotional Development During the First Few Months of Life
Keren Epstein-Gilboa

D2ii Strategies to Increase Duration of Breastfeeding
Tina Revai

D3i Fetal Scalp Lactate: A Comparison of Two Meters for Point of Care Testing for Fetal Acidemia
Ivy Fernando, Ellen Giesbrecht

Plenary Cesarean Section and Quality in Childbirth
Michael Robson


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