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Changes in pregnancy v7 feb 22

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Changes in pregnancy v7 feb 22

  1. 1. Best Start - Prenatal Education Program Changes in Pregnancy
  2. 2. Pregnancy is a time of change
  3. 3. You and Your Baby
  4. 4. Pregnancy Time Lines 1st Trimester (Weeks 1-12) 1st Month 2nd Month 3rd Month 2nd Trimester (Weeks 13-18) 4th Month 5th Month 6th Month 3rd Trimester (Weeks 29-40) 7th Month 8th Month 9th Month
  5. 5. Your Growing Baby (1-12 weeks)
  6. 6. Your Growing Baby (13-28 weeks)
  7. 7. Your Growing Baby (29-40 weeks)
  8. 8. Video Clip
  9. 9. Jessica and Mike
  10. 10. Key hormones:Key hormones: Human chorionic gonadotropinHuman chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)(hCG) ProgesteroneProgesterone EstrogenEstrogen RelaxinRelaxin OxytocinOxytocin What is happening to me?
  11. 11. Common Changes-First Trimester
  12. 12. Common Changes-First Trimester
  13. 13. Common Changes-First Trimester
  14. 14. Common Changes-First Trimester
  15. 15. Common Changes-Second Trimester
  16. 16. Common Changes-Third Trimester
  17. 17. Vaginal bleedingVaginal bleeding Leaking or a gush of fluid from your vaginaLeaking or a gush of fluid from your vagina Abdominal painAbdominal pain No baby movement for 24 hoursNo baby movement for 24 hours Unusual and constant headacheUnusual and constant headache Visual changes (seeing spots or flashes)Visual changes (seeing spots or flashes) Persistent lower back painPersistent lower back pain Regular contractions of the uterus before your baby is dueRegular contractions of the uterus before your baby is due When to Get Medical Help
  18. 18. Most of the time within the two lastMost of the time within the two last weeks...weeks... Have you been sad, depressed or irritable?Have you been sad, depressed or irritable? Have you been unable to enjoy the things youHave you been unable to enjoy the things you used to enjoy?used to enjoy? Have you felt anxious, worried or panicky?Have you felt anxious, worried or panicky? Have you cried more easily?Have you cried more easily? Have you experienced any recent lossesHave you experienced any recent losses or stressful life events?or stressful life events? Do you have a history of depression,Do you have a history of depression, anxiety or other mental healthanxiety or other mental health challenges?challenges? Emotional Changes
  19. 19. Things can change for the partner too… d • Concerned about mom’s fatigue, mood swings, and changes to sexual relationship • Worrying over finances • Varying feelings about mom’s changing appearance • Feeling protective of the family • Anticipating and preparing for birth • Concerned about health of mom and baby
  20. 20. Things can change for the partner too…
  21. 21. What about intimacy during pregnancy
  22. 22. Additional Resources • Health care providerHealth care provider • Local public healthLocal public health departmentdepartment • Hospital or birth centreHospital or birth centre • Certified DoulaCertified Doula • Key websites such as SOGCKey websites such as SOGC (www.sogc.org)(www.sogc.org)
  23. 23. This Best Start Resource Centre teaching toolThis Best Start Resource Centre teaching tool was developed with input from a wide rangewas developed with input from a wide range of individuals from these organizationsof individuals from these organizations
  24. 24. This document has been prepared with funds provided by the Government of Ontario © 2011 www.beststart.org The information represents the best practice guidelines at the time of publication. The content is not officially endorsed by the Government of Ontario. Consult your health care provider for information specific to your pregnancy.

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