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UBC project hopes to deliver prenatal education via text

  • February 2015

But SmartMom Canada initiative still needs to raise nearly $100,000

BY GILLIAN SHAW, VANCOUVER SUN APRIL 25, 2014

Researchers at the University of B.C. are extending the growing trend of digital health to the womb with a project aimed at delivering prenatal education by text to moms-to-be who can’t attend classes.

The program, SmartMom Canada, was created to meet a need in B.C.’s northern health region and will be piloted there and in the Fraser Valley Health region. Professor Patti Janssen of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health is leading the initiative in conjunction with the university’s Child and Family Research Institute.

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