Date: June 9, 2021
Health Canada has released an important labelling update about the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
The issue is the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy and risk of kidney damage to unborn babies leading to low amniotic fluid.
Health Canada is now advising pregnant women not use NSAIDs from 20 to 28 weeks of pregnancy, unless advised by a healthcare professional, due to risk of kidney damage and low amniotic fluid.
The SOGC will continue to monitor and advise on any updates from Health Canada.
SOGC Statement on Kamloops Residential School
June 4, 2021
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) stands with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada who have faced devastating tragedy at the hands of the Residential School system. We extend our deepest condolences to those impacted by the horrific findings recently uncovered in Kamloops and acknowledge the past and present racism and inequities within our country’s landscape and health care system.
The SOGC has much to learn about the ongoing trauma experienced by generations of Indigenous communities who have suffered a genocide. As an organization, we are committed to advocating for truth and reconciliation to build a path towards allyship by creating culturally safe care spaces for Indigenous patients, families, and health care providers.
The SOGC and its Indigenous Women’s Health Committee will meet shortly to discuss further courses of actions on the matter.
For more information, please consult our website.
Read the statement HERE
SOGC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy
Revised and reaffirmed date: May 25th, 2021
The SOGC acknowledges the need for guidance related to the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy and during lactation. We recognize the difficulty facing women and their health care providers at this time, due to the absence of clinical trials that can support evidence-informed recommendations about the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant and breastfeeding populations. Information related to COVID-19, the impact of the disease on pregnancy and data related to COVID-19 vaccines in development are rapidly evolving. The information contained herein is subject to change as further evidence becomes available.
The SOGC is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. Established in 1944, the Society’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology and to advance the health of women through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and education.
The SOGC has over 4,000 members, comprised of obstetricians, gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals working in the field of sexual reproductive health.
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ALARM was developed by obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, midwives and nurses, who jointly continue to maintain and teach the course. Backed by the SOGC, the ALARM course arose out of our work to improve the care provided to women, babies, and families during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.
Please note that there are currently no in person ALARM courses planned.
We have developed "ALARM Virtual", an independent online study program that is available for registration. For more information or to register, please click here.
If you would like to hold an ALARM course in your community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that a minimum of 12 participants is required.
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Please note that there are currently no instructor courses planned.
The SOGC is the leading voice in women's health in Canada. We are a strong and vibrant society with an active and growing membership. We are here to support you in providing the best care possible to women in Canada and around the world. That's why so many health care providers have become members of the SOGC. Let us be your partner in practice.
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