The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) has just put online the PregnancyInfo.ca website, which provides a wealth of information to answer the questions of pregnant women and those who want to conceive a child. The official launch was held on June 20, 2017, on the same day as the SOGC Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference.
A reliable source of information for pregnant women
With the ever-growing number of blogs dealing with maternity-related topics, it can be difficult to tell opinion from fact, and non-professional treatments from clinical approaches. The PregnancyInfo.ca project encourages the public to take advantage of the knowledge, expertise and thoroughness of Canadian obstetricians and gynecologists.
The website includes obstetrics recommendations from the SOGC that are based on evidence and clinical research. Since studies have shown that pregnant women who are well‑informed about their own needs have healthier pregnancies, Internet users have everything to gain by visiting the site and making it known.
Monitoring health before and after delivery
By encouraging patients to become informed and more self-sufficient, the SOGC’s website project is part of one of the four e-health trends that we discussed at the 2017 e-Health Conference in Toronto, i.e., involving patients in monitoring their own health.
With PregnancyInfo.ca, women can, for instance, get reliable information on how diet impacts fertility, how to reduce the intensity of nausea during pregnancy and how to manage postpartum depression.
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Over 450 obstetrics and gynecology specialists use the PetalScheduling solution to optimize how they manage and share their schedules.
The obstetrician and gynaecologist expertise
About 2,000 obstetricians and gynecologists work in Canadian hospitals. These specialists treat women before, during and after delivery, and perform surgeries, ultrasounds and screenings. They also offer consults on infertility, menopause and birth control.
The SOGC has over 3,500 members. In addition to obstetricians and gynecologists, it comprises nurses, midwives and other health professionals working in reproductive health care. The PetalMD team wants to promote this new website, which shows a commitment to inform women about their own health challenges.