• 14 Week Pregnancy Update!

    May 28, 2018

    Thankfully, this week was fairly uneventful and when you’ve been super sick and exhausted that really is something to celebrate. Major Symptoms: Fatigue My motivation has risen considerably, but unfortunately, my energy levels have not jumped up to standard. Acid Reflux I’m reaching for Gaviscon most evenings now. It doesn’t matter what I eat, although…

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  • 13 Week Pregnancy Update!

    May 21, 2018

    Time for a catch up! This update covers weeks 11-13. Time got away with me, as well as overwhelming pregnancy symptoms, and challenges with technology. So, you get one big update instead. Major Symptoms: Fatigue I had hoped that this symptom would have eased by now, but I’m still struggling on this front. Energy is not…

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  • How To Cope When You Have Painful Pregnancies

    May 18, 2018

    I knew a fair amount about pregnancy and what to expect before I had my first baby. However, one thing that I completely underestimated and was totally unprepared for was the pain I experienced. Not everyone has painful pregnancies, but many women do and that is why I want to share these tips with you.…

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  • 10 Week Pregnancy Update!

    May 14, 2018

    This week started out as a continuation of the week before. I was so nauseated and continued to be super fatigued. However, near the end of the week, things started to get a little brighter. Major Symptoms: Nausea As I mentioned, my nausea at the beginning of the week was just as awful as ever. In…

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  • 8 & 9 Week Pregnancy Update!

    May 7, 2018

    Here’s my 8 & 9-week pregnancy update! Overview Hard. Challenging. Those are the two words that aptly describe the past two weeks. Yes, there were some really exciting, fun times, but I was so very sick that I cannot help but feel exhausted looking back. I did get to have my dating ultrasound, and also meet up with…

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  • 7 Week Pregnancy Update!

    May 3, 2018

    This is my 7 week pregnancy update! Things got pretty intense this week and there were lots of emotional ups and downs. Major Symptoms: Fatigue It is just always there. It doesn’t matter how much I sleep, I’m just always tired. Nausea There was no appeasing it this week. One day I ended up throwing up…

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  • 6 Week Pregnancy Update!

    May 1, 2018

    This is my 6 week pregnancy update, and let me tell you, everything got a little more real this week! 6 Week Pregnancy Update: Overview Last week I was feeling pregnant, but this week things got more intense. Nausea and fatigue. They have both started and I feel awful. Nausea started at the beginning of…

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  • 5 Week Pregnancy Update!

    April 26, 2018

    Week 5 is here and I’m excited to share my 5 week pregnancy update. I was able to get an important milestone met, and gosh, the naps…give me allllll the naps! 5 Week Pregnancy Update: Overview Everything was more intense this week. Morning (or all day) sickness showed up as well as some food aversion. I…

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  • 4 Week Pregnancy Update!

    April 24, 2018

    Friends! Here is my 4 week pregnancy update and my first pregnancy update with our third baby. At least I think it is my 4 week pregnancy update going off of the dates that I believe are correct. Our first dating scan will help to confirm things. I did this with Annie as well, but…

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  • Pregnancy Announcement + Q&A

    Pregnancy Announcement & Q+A!

    April 23, 2018

    We’ve been keeping a little something (or someone) a secret from you…yes, baby #3 is on its way! As of the time this is being published, I will be 12.5 weeks, so just about to enter the second trimester (praise the Lord!). When I thought about announcing this pregnancy to you guys, I thought it…

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  • How to Make Sure You Get An Amazing Midwife: 5 Things to Check Off

    March 16, 2018

    This post originally appeared on The Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. In New Zealand, where I live, midwifery care is pretty much the norm. Women have the opportunity to choose an obstetrician if they wish, but barring complications, the vast amount of women here choose to have a midwife as their primary care provider for…

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  • These Three Intense Signs Can Mean Your Baby Is Almost Here

    December 6, 2017

    These three intense labor signs were something I experienced shortly before I gave birth to both of my babies. They are not unique to me alone and can certainly mean that your little one will be on their way soon. None could rightfully dispute that labour and delivery are not intense. I would even go…

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  • A Natural and Wonderful Water Birth | Annie’s Birth Story

    October 18, 2017

    Annie is one. I blinked and here were are. She came early and has been a go-getter from the start. I’ve got it recorded in my journal that she never stopped moving in the womb, and let me tell you, that hasn’t changed since she’s been out! But for the purpose of today, I want…

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  • 5 Powerful Ways To Prepare Your Mind For Childbirth

    July 12, 2017

    How do you mentally prepare for labor? Especially if you’re a first time mom and have no idea what to expect. Well, I’ve gone through it three times and the greatest challenge by far is the mental one. Today I’m sharing 5 super powerful ways to prepare your mind for childbirth and help you achieve…

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  • 5 Tips for a Natural Birth: How to Feel Empowered in the Moment

    April 12, 2017

    It is so helpful to receive tips for a natural birth when you are completely in the dark as to what to expect and how you’ll cope. Today I am going to share with you 5 unmedicated birth tips. I am absolutely not an expert, but these are drawn from my own personal experience and…

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