SmartMom Canada

by Chelsea Casson on April 22, 2014

“SmartMom Canada is a prenatal text messaging program, which texts important information to pregnant women about healthy pregnancy and birth timed to their stage of pregnancy. It is delivered free of charge.” Description from their Indiegogo Campaign

The program is being developed by Dr. Patricia Janssen and the Optimal Birth British Columbia team through the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health and the Child and Family Research Institute. They have the support of the  Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and for the first time in the history of mobile health in Canada, our technology and wireless carrier partners will provide the software at cost and send all the text messages for free!

The SmartMom Canada prenatal text messaging program is an easy to access, free resource that will benefit pregnant women across Canada, giving them the chance to make informed decisions regarding their care throughout pregnancy and the birth of their baby.

SmartMom text message

To make this program happen, they need to raise $100,000.00 by May 14, 2014. As of April 22nd, they are only at 3% of their goal and with only 23 days left until the end of their campaign they need supportive people to come forward and donate their spare change to this cause, the cause to support mothers in having healthy pregnancies and births in Canada.

For more information please visit or their Facebook Page here.

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Sarah November 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm

My question is about un necessary c-section
I just found out I am expecting my fourth, we are thrilled but I am worried. My oldest is 14 and was an emergency c-section as he was premi with a placental abruption at 29.5 weeks. My second was a vbac at 37.1 week and was a great, successful and reasonably quick process…. I was attempting to go completely natural but needed a epidural after my water was broken to speed things up! He was born 9lbs and 10 ozThat was 10 1/2 years ago. My current youngest was a planned c-section as they we measuring him to be well over 10 lbs and were worried about my ability to deliver vaginally and he was not engaging at 38 weeks so we scheduled a c-section for 39 weeks and 1 day. My recovery was AWFUL! My section tore open at two weeks pp from a fluid build up and it was 10+ weeks before I was fully recovered! Now he is almost 5!
My doctor tells me with this one I would need an elective c- section. I don’t want one. I want to v-bac …question is what are my risks and the level of risk, is there it’s out there that would do a vbac, if not are their obs that will do a “natural c-section (where they make a induction and you labour through the induction ratger than removing organs etc!


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