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A potent mix of issues  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39761

Discusses the 'potent mix' of controversial issues raised by the "G" case, which raises the question of whether the state has the right to force pregnant substance users into treatment programs.

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Published: 1997
Pregnant addicted women in Manitoba  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39573

Examines current services and programs for pregnant women who seek, participate with and complete addictions treatment in Manitoba.

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Published: 2002
Aboriginal women and maternity: fetal alcohol syndrome  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/cesaf/fetal-alcohol.pdf

Examines substance use during pregnancy by Aboriginal women in Quebec, focusing on the prevention of FAS and FAE.

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Published: 1998
Including Black women in health and social policy development: winning over addictions  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving13.pdf

Examines how policies impact on the experiences of Black Nova Scotians women recovering from drug addiction and involved with child welfare agencies.

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Published: 2001
Pregnant? Need help? Pregnancy options workbook

Provides exercises and guidance to help you make a strong decision if you discover you are pregnant. Provides advice for parents and for male partners.

Published: 1999
Striking to the heart of the matter: selected readings on gender and HIV  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/Striking_to_the_Heart_of_the_Matter.pdf

Discusses awareness of gender issues and differences with the disease, as well as challenges of understanding the experiences of those at greater risk of HIV.

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Published: 2002
A handbook for health and social service professionals responding to abuse during pregnancy

Provides assistance to help professionals identify and respond appropriately to the needs of women who are abused during pregnancy. Presents an overview of the research as well as practical applications.

Published: 1999
Appropriate maternity services for normal pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period

Provides the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding the provision of midwifery care to women before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth.

Published: 2002
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Discusses fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and its effects on children and adults. Looks at ways to reach women at high risk for giving birth to children damaged by substance use.

Published: 2003
HIV and pregnancy: general information

Looks at how HIV can affect pregnancy, and discusses treatment options to reduce the risk to the fetus. pdf required.

Published: 2004