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When you think of ADHD who do you picture? Many see an hyperactive adolescent boy...but few picture a an adult, beautifully pregnant and preparing to bring new life into this world. ADHD has a worldwide prevalence of 5-7% (Polanczyk, 2014; Thomas 2015) and as many as 1% of pregnant people use stimulant medication (Norby, 2017)! Many women, trans and GNC folks with ADHD are newly diagnosed as adults and have been excluded from conversations about ADHD. The dialogue on ADHD pregnancy and parenting is very recent. How much do you and your pregnancy care provider(s) know about the ways in which ADHD and pregnancy interact?

 

An ADHD impacted birther is likely to have a different pregnancy experience than a neurotypical birther and may be at risk for more negative outcomes or require more and different support. Start here to help make your journey through pregnancy with ADHD more joyful, calm, organized and fun!

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About

Alixandra Bacon, RM (she/her)

I'm Alixandra Bacon ( BSc, BMW, MA), a Registered Midwife & Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Medicine- Division of Midwifery. I am Past President of the Canadian Association of Midwives and Midwives Association of BC. I am the founder of https://www.adhdpregnancy.ca. I'm also co-author of the ADHD And Pregnancy workbook, written with Dusty Chipura, AACC certified ADHD Coach and doula.  I have been invited to speak about ADHD and Pregnancy around the world from Dallas, Texas to Bali, Indonesia at conferences including: 

  • CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder )

  • Gold Midwifery

  • International Confederation of Midwives

  • Canadian Association of Midwives

 

 I'm passionate about informed choice and inclusive care that is evidence based, person and family centered. 

 

I acknowledge that I am a settler living and working on the stolen, unceeded and occupied ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and  səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Check out the video below to learn more about how I came to specialize in ADHD and pregnancy.

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