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.
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