Guidance for newborn care, resuscitation procedures and lactation
Last updated: June 11, 2021
Guideline for the management of the healthy newborn born to a pregnant mother/individual who is a confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19 - updated June 11, 2021
- This guidance includes postpartum care procedures, feeding procedures, discharge information and symptoms to watch for in newborn at home
Delivery Considerations for a Newborn Born to a Mother/Individual who is a Confirmed Case of, or Under Clinical Investigation for, COVID-19 -
New May 28, 2021
This guidance is intended for health-care providers caring for newborns born to individuals that are a close contact of a person under clinical investigation for COVID-19, have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, are under clinical investigation for COVID-19, or have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
Management Considerations for an Unwell and/or Premature Newborn Who is a Contact, Under Clinical Investigation or a Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - New June 11, 2021
- This guidance includes information on the clinical manifestation of COVID-19 in newborns, isolation procedures, care management, patient and family engagement and discharge considerations.
Neonatal resuscitation guideline at time of delivery for the newborn born to mother/individual who is a confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19
- This guidance includes general principles, Personal Protective Equipment procedures and the protocol and procedures for treatment of newborn who are unwell or require additional care
Maternal and Newborn Acute Care Discharge Planning and Continued Care in Community Settings during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- This guidance includes information on newborn screening, maternal screening, and postpartum and newborn teaching and discharge preparation in acute care settings.
Guideline for lactation for women/individuals who are confirmed or suspect cases of COVID-19
- This guidance includes lactation information for healthy mothers and infants; postpartum mothers who are a confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19 in home, community setting or in hospital; and mothers who are temporarily separated from their newborn. The guidance also includes information on pasteurized donor human milk and informal milk sharing.
Breastfeeding and COVID-19 infographic
Cultural Humility, Cultural Safety and Trauma-Informed Care help to create an equitable and respectful health care environment and these approaches are key to improving health services for Indigenous people.
Perinatal Health, Cultural Safety in COVID-19 provides guidance on
- Why Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Trauma-Informed Care are important during COVID-19
- Providing Culturally Safe care during COVID-19
- Special considerations for serving rural and remote communities
- Family planning
- Prenatal care
- Labour and delivery
- Postpartum care