The BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs (BCAPOP) is a registered charity that supports best-practice care for pregnant, postpartum & newly parenting people and their infants in British Columbia and beyond.
Alcohol warning labels to be mandatory in Australia and New Zealand
On July 17th, 2020 Food Ministers in Australia and New Zealand approved the health warning labels that are to be mandatory on alcohol containers. It is safest not to drink alcohol during pregnancy. These warning labels will remind consumers of this fact.
Alcohol, pregnancy and your mental health during COVID-19
Awareness and support are important to prevent FASD. We’ve created a new two-page handout that talks about alcohol, pregnancy, and mental health during COVID-19. We are asking women and partners to reduce their risk of FASD by going alcohol free if they are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If they are not trying to get pregnant, we are reminding women that it is important to use reliable contraception.
International Women’s Day 2020!
International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the achievements of women around the globe, while also highlighting the need for gender equality. IWD is over 100 years old! It was first celebrated in 1911 and is now held every year on March 8th. On International Women’s Day it is important to have open and honest conversations about health equity, including the opportunity for … Read More
Issue Paper: Mothers’ Experiences of Stigma
Substance use and addiction are highly stigmatized in our society. The impact of stigma on mothers who use substances during pregnancy can have a wide range of negative effects on their health and well-being.