Metformin has the potential to prevent and treat Preeclampsia Posted on Jan 16, 2016

New study indicates that metformin has the potential to prevent and treat preeclampsia, a complication of pregnancy. An article published in December 22, 2015 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports that metformin which was used to treat diabetes in both pregnant and non-pregnant patients can prevent Preeclampsia.
 
Metformin is also considered to be safe during pregnancy. "Metformin appears to be the aspirin of the 21st century, because the drug has been discovered to have unexpected health benefits not only in diabetes, but also in polycystic ovarian disease and recent work has highlighted its anti-cancer properties," as quoted by Dr. Romero, the Editor-in-Chief for Obstetrics of the American Journal of Obstertrics and Gynecology.

The OMama website is live for clients! Posted on Jan 15, 2016

The OMama website contains trusted, evidence-informed information on over 150 topics related to pregnancy, birth and early parenting in Ontario.  It’s women and families’ one-stop resource for maternity care information, links and contacts across the province.

Please spread the word about OMama to women and families in Ontario.  You can help by visiting or ‘liking’ the OMama Facebook page and tweeting the Facebook page link or the OMama.com page link to your social network.  
The OMama app will soon be in the Google and iPhone app stores.


Please direct any comments or questions to omamaproject@gmail.com or by  filling out the feedback form at the top of the web page.

GOLD Lactation Online Conference 2016 - 10th Anniversary! View Speakers & Topics Posted on Jan 15, 2016

Enjoy informative presentations by renowned Speakers from around the World. Live or Recorded, watch at your own pace and receive continuing education credits while at the same time engaging in current topics with your peers & presenters through our online chat & forums.

Early Bird Registration: Opens February 14, 2016
Regular Registration: Starts April 1, 2016

Country Categor, Group & Institutional Discount Pricing are available. 

Educational Hours & Credits: This year we will be offering 26+ hours of education. We will be applying for the following credits: CERPs, CMEs, CNEs, MEAC Midwifery CEUs & Dietetic CPEUs. 
 

GOLD Midwifery Online Conference 2016. Topics Now Online! Posted on Jan 14, 2016

Join the GOLD Community in 2016! We strive to provide the most affordable, informative and convenient continuing education conference! Experience live presentations by renowned Speakers from around the World or choose to watch the recorded presentations at your convenience. Receive continuing education credits while at the same time engaging in current topics with your peers & presenters through our online chat & forums.

Country Category, Group & Institutional Discount Pricing are available. 

Early Bird Registration: Now Open! (Regular Registration begins February 3, 2016)

Educational Hours & Credits: GOLD Midwifery 2016 will offer 17.25 Hours of continuing education. This program will be applying for ACNM CEUs, MEAC Midwifery CEUs, MidPLUS Points and CERPs. 
 

Safe Sleeping Recommendations – The Controversy and Debate Continue Posted on Sep 7, 2015

Nancy E. Watters RN, BScN, MScN, IBCLC
As predicted in our March 2005 Newsletter, the Position Statement: Recommendations for Safe Sleeping Environments for Infants and Children released by the Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) in November 2004 has been the source of much discussion and debate (http://www.cps.ca/english/statements/CP/cp04-02.htm).  CNIG members will have heard the topic raised among colleagues, by conference speakers (whether listed as a presentation topic or not), by the public press in Canada and beyond and most importantly – by parents – many of whom remain confused by mixed messages.  
 


Infant Safe Sleep Practices – Once Again in the News Posted on Mar 23, 2015

MCNIG members may have read the Letter to the Editor titled "To Swaddle or not to Swaddle” published in the Sep/Oct RNJ (Mailbag) by our present Chair and a former Chair.  This was written in response to concern about the message implying that infant swaddling should be banned  in the June 2014 RNJ cover story about the new RNAO BPG on safe sleep for infants.   
 
 

MCNIG Winter 2015 Newsletter Posted on Mar 23, 2015

 
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Level 1 & 2 Breastfeeding Courses Posted on Jan 7, 2015

Level 1 Breastfeeding Course
"Making a Difference”

Registration for this course is limited to 30 participants . Register early to assure your spot .
(See attached registration form for more information)
 
Hosted by Guelph General Hospital with the support of the Quintessence Foundation
Monday April 13, 2015
Monday April 20, 2015
Monday April 27, 2015
 
Guelph General Hospital, Assembly Hall, 73 Delhi St.
8:30am – 4:00pm
 
Level 2 Breastfeeding Course
"Making a Difference” 

Registration for this course is limited to 30 participants. Register early to assure your spot
(See attached registration form for more information)
 
Hosted at Guelph General Hospital with the support of the Quintessence Foundation
Monday June 15, 2015
Monday June 22, 2015
Monday June 29, 2015
 
Guelph General Hospital, Assembly Hall, 73 Delhi St.
8:30am – 4:00pm

Maternal Mental Health: Celebrating Today - Planning for Tomorrow Posted on Jan 7, 2015

 
When:
May 7th and 8th 2015.
 
Location:
Travelodge, 4177 Albert St. South, Regina, SK

This conference explores maternal mental health within 4 main themes:
  • Innovative programs and projects
  • Latest science, research, and treatments
  • Supports and solutions that empower and inform
  • Moving forward together
Call for Abstracts now open. Registration to open February 1. Fees:
$225 for professionals * After April 15, $275
$125 for non-professional women with lived experience *After April 15, $175
 
Keynote Speakers
Sally Kendall, RN, HV, PhD
Dr Kendall is an award winning speaker from the UK who will share her expertise and experiences with the maternal mental health, in particular about perinatal mental health initiatives in England, self-efficacy and attachment in new mothers, and teen parents over the two days of the conference.

Jennifer Kuchinka from Estevan, SK, author of After the Truck Hit & her mom.
Jennifer was a new mom struggling with Postpartum Depression when she ran out of the hospital and was hit by a truck. She chronicles her life before the accident, the aftermath, her recovery and living with a brain injury.
 
Abstract forms and conference updates at www.skmaternalmentalhealth.ca or find us on Facebook!

STUDENT SPONSORSHIP FOR AGM 2014 Posted on Apr 4, 2014

We are happy to sponsor up to 4 students for attendance to the AGM and the MCNIG AGM. 

Your sponsorship includes:
  • Your travel (at the most inexpensive mode)
  • Accommodation for 2 nights (shared with another member)
  • Attendance at the opening reception
  • AGM
  • Leadership Lunch
  • President’s Banquet
If you are a student interested in MCNIG and would like to apply to attend, please email Leigh Baetz-Craft at info@mcnig.ca and we can process your application. 

Please have all applications in by April 20th.

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