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28 Weeks

OVERVIEW OF RESOURCES

Below outlines links to various important resources we encourage you to review after your 28 week appointment with your Midwife. If you would like to return to these resources later either scan the QR code on your "28 Weeks Postcard" or visit www.midlandmidwives.ca/28weeks.

*Note these resources are provided for educational purposes only. We do not endorse any specific resource. Information provided here is not intended to replace direct care and health advice provided by your Midwife. If you have any specific questions about you or your baby's health, please consult your Midwife.

Please click the links below to open PDF or web page.

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ANEMIA: IRON DEFICIENCY

Learn the signs and symptoms of anemia and how to know if you are anemic.

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COPING WITH ANXIETY OR INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS

Anxiety and intrusive thoughts can appear out of nowhere and derail your mood. In those moments, you can use the following acronyms in the document below to support yourself.

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COPING SKILLS FOR PMAD SYMPTOMS

Grounding skills and ideas for activating the vagus nerve/closing the stress response cycle.

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DO I HAVE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION?

Worried that something is wrong with your mood? Learn about the signs for exhaustion, baby blues, and PPMD.

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HOW TO TAME YOUR INNER CRITIC

Training your inner critic takes time, practice, and consistency, but it’s important
because when your inner critic is running the show, anxiety runs rampant.

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HYPERTENSIVE DISORDERS OF PREGNANCY

Learn about the different hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, how hypertension is measured, and risk factors and symptoms of preeclampsia.

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POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

The contributing factors in the development of postpartum depression and anxiety, and what postpartum depression and anxiety can "feel like."

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POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS AND PTSD

Learn what postpartum psychosis and post-traumatic stress disorder is and common symptoms to be aware of.

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PERINATAL OCD AND BIPOLAR DISORDER

Learn what perinatal OCD and bipolar disorder is and common symptoms to be aware of.

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WHEN TO PAGE IN PREGNANCY

Discusses a variety of scenarios you may encounter and when to page your Midwife during your pregnancy.

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