The Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia (RCP) has been producing and distributing a standardized prenatal record to prenatal care providers in Nova Scotia free of charge, for over twenty-five years. The RCP Nova Scotia Prenatal Record (PNR) provides a provincial standardized approach for care and a tool for the documentation of assessments, investigations and treatments during pregnancy. The PNR is a permanent health record document and is used by prenatal care providers across all of Nova Scotia in paper and electronic formats.
The last major revision to the prenatal record occurred in 2007 followed by minor revisions to the record in 2012, 2013, and 2015. The PNR has since undergone a comprehensive revision to reflect up-to-date clinical evidence and best practice standards. The ‘New’ NS Prenatal Record is the result of a multi-year process that began in 2016 and included a thorough review of the literature, national bench-marking, extensive participant engagement, and valuable feedback and consultation with perinatal care providers across NS.
In preparation for the provincial roll-out in May 2022, RCP sent a supply of the revised PNR to care providers using the PNR in paper format. The package included:
- Memo to Antenatal Care Providers in Nova Scotia, May 2022
- Prenatal Record Implementation 2022 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Guidelines for Antenatal Screening and Testing
The Companion Document that accompanies the 2022 version of the PNR provides a detailed guide and reference for prenatal care providers using the Nova Scotia Prenatal Record to document assessment, investigation and treatment during pregnancy.
The sample PNR below may be viewed and printed for information or teaching purposes only. You may order the PNR free of charge at any time using RCP’s online ordering form or by contacting the RCP office.