Perinatal Care for Women with Spinal Cord Injuries: A Collaborative Workshop for Consensus on Care in Canada

Hocaloski S, Elliott S, Hodge K, McBride K, Hamilton L, McBride C, Basso L Summary: There are currently no standards of care for women with SCI during pregnancy and labour & delivery in North America. To address this, a one day workshop was held in Vancouver in November 2013. The workshop addressed issues of care providers’ lack of knowledge of non-medical issues during pregnancy, physical and attitudinal barriers to access to care for women with SCI, and the need for better collaboration and communication between care providers. Recommendations for knowledge generation and research priorities were made during the workshop. Since the workshop, two information sources for women have been developed and are available online. Topics in SCI Rehabilitation. 2017;23(4): 386-396.