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    Pregnancy Week by Week: Everything You Need to Know and More!

    April 12, 2019

    Welcome! You’ve stumbled across a wonderful resource that will take you through pregnancy week by week. This is a written and video record of my pregnancy with my third baby. You can find out how we announced that pregnancy in THIS POST. If you are a first time mom who is looking for a real…

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  • 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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