• Moms to Be: How to Survive Bed Rest

    Moms to Be: How to Survive Bed Rest

    February 25, 2019

    When pregnant women are at risk for experiencing complications, they are often put on bed rest by their healthcare providers. In some situations, this may just mean taking it easy and decreasing your overall activity level. In others, however, it may mean that the expectant mother must stay in bed at all times without even…

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    Prenatal Depression: What You Need to Know About It

    February 22, 2019

    Can I be honest for a second? I kind of thought that prenatal depression was just another name for crazy pregnancy hormones. That was before I had much experience with mental health issues, and long before I had my own children. Life has a way of teaching and humbling you at the same time. Personally,…

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  • The 5 Things that Will Make Your Second Trimester Easier

    The 5 Things that Will Make Your Second Trimester Easier

    February 11, 2019

    You might hear that the second trimester is the best of the three. The morning sickness fades and you’re not yet uncomfortably big. So, yes, it can be easier, but that doesn’t mean that you’re not going to feel pregnant at all. Your body is still going to be working hard to grow another human.…

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  • 9 Practical Tips for Easing Pain During Pregnancy

    9 Practical Tips for Easing Pain During Pregnancy

    February 1, 2019

    I experienced a significant amount of pain during all 3 of my pregnancies. Read –> How to Cope When You Have Painful Pregnancies There are so many reasons for pain that it can be difficult to offer solutions because it differs for everyone. Personally, I felt pain as a result of SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction),…

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  • Becoming a First-Time Mama: Jack's Birth Story

    Becoming a First-Time Mama: Jack’s Birth Story

    November 7, 2018

    I’m writing this post in anticipation of the maternity leave I hope to be taking very soon. In fact, by the time this post goes live, I would hope that our 3rd baby has arrived. Like, I really really hope that’s the case. Ha! I wrote Annie’s birth story a while back, but for whatever…

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  • 3 Reasons it's Okay to Not Like Being Pregnant

    3 Reasons It Is Okay To Not Like Being Pregnant

    November 2, 2018

    This post originally appeared on The Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’ve often seen harsh comments made by some that say a woman has no right to complain about being pregnant. I mean, you’re carrying one of the greatest blessings in life…another life. And what right have you to complain if you planned your pregnancy?…

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  • When Things Happen Quickly | Charlotte's Birth Story

    When Things Happen Quickly | Charlotte’s Birth Story

    October 22, 2018

    I so hoped that I would be writing this update now or at the latest sometime this week. It has been no secret that the pregnancy that just ended was a challenging one. As difficult as it was, the end of it was such a wonderful blessing and that’s the story that I want to…

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  • 37 Week Pregnancy Update: Finally at Term!

    37 Week Pregnancy Update: Finally at Term!

    October 15, 2018

    I almost can’t believe I’m typing out my 37 week pregnancy update. It has been a distant date for so long that it doesn’t feel entirely real that it’s here. You can find last week’s update here –> 36 Week Pregnancy Update: Signs of Early Labour I think it is also because Annie’s birthday is…

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  • 36 Week Pregnancy Update: Early Labour Signs. Pregnant woman standing in front of mirror.

    36 Week Pregnancy Update: Signs of Early Labour

    October 8, 2018

      Things are getting real over here I’m 36 weeks pregnant! My 36 week pregnancy update is pretty full of both nerves and excitement. The hospital bag is packed and I’ve been having several early labour signs. We’re officially in the ‘hurry up and wait’ stage.  Keep reading to find out what’s happening at 36…

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  • 35 Week Pregnancy Update: Dealing with Backache

    35 Week Pregnancy Update: Dealing with Backache

    October 1, 2018

    Can I just say how thankful I am that I have been feeling better mentally? If that wasn’t the case then I have no idea how I would have coped with this week. It has been utterly hectic and so very trying. However, I think things are looking up and hopefully will get a little…

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  • 34 Week Pregnancy Update: Packing the Hospital Bag!

    34 Week Pregnancy Update: Packing the Hospital Bag!

    September 24, 2018

    Was it the iron? Who knows, but this week I have felt physically and mentally so much better! I didn’t think I was going to be able to say that before this pregnancy had ended so it is in and of itself a blessing. And thank heavens that I’ve felt better because Annie has been…

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  • 33 Week Pregnancy Update: Counting Down the Days

    33 Week Pregnancy Update: Counting Down the Days

    September 17, 2018

    This week has been a bit of a funny one. I feel as though we’ve reached a point of just waiting. Waiting for this little girl to arrive. Waiting for the pregnancy to finally be over. Thankfully, we’re mostly prepared. There are a few things that still need to be taken care of, but if…

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  • 32 Week Pregnancy Update: A Trip to After Hours

    32 Week Pregnancy Update: A Trip to After Hours

    September 10, 2018

    Gosh, guys. This week has been a doozy. I feel like everything kind of came to a head but for the good. My body finally decided enough was enough and brought me to the point where I had no choice but to do something about it. I also saw the maternity mental health nurse and…

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  • 31 Week Pregnancy Update: Adjusting Expectations

    31 Week Pregnancy Update: Adjusting Expectations

    September 3, 2018

      I feel as though this week has been a classic example of “one step forward, two steps back”. I had a day or two that weren’t too bad, but the days following kinda knocked me off my feet again. Ha! I think I’ve had this mindset that I’m in a phase of sorts that…

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  • The First Trimester: 7 Vital Things for Every Woman

    The First Trimester: 7 Vital Things for Every Woman

    August 29, 2018

    If you’re reading this then I’m going to assume that you’re most likely in your first trimester of pregnancy. So, congratulations! I’ve been through it three times and have learnt a little more with each experience. This post isn’t here just to list off a bunch of products that you need, but rather to give…

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