Impact

SmartMom® has been implemented in BC’s Northern Health, Fraser Health, Interior Health, and Vancouver Coastal Health Authorities, with expansion planned across BC and the Northwest Territories.

Women are choosing SmartMom® to help guide them through their pregnancy because the information is evidence-based and messages arrive at a time that is relevant to their stage of pregnancy. Messages are delivered free of charge.

Popular SmartMom® messages include those with links for websites providing additional information on nausea and vomiting, genetic testing, other screening tests during pregnancy, doulas, prenatal registries, pregnancy calendars, signs and symptoms of preterm labour, and nutrition tracking.

According to our surveys, women starting SmartMom® have gaps in knowledge that are addressed in our messages. SmartMom® can also help women who experience fear of childbirth – most of participants.

SmartMom® is customizable. Women can choose the times and days that work best for them to receive messages. They can also request supplemental messages on particular topics of interest to them, including reducing alcohol intake, domestic violence, pregnancy after 35 years of age, healthy eating during pregnancy, smoking cessation, and having a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean section.

To learn more about the SmartMom® program, please visit: https://www.smartmomcanada.ca/LearnMore