24-25 Weeks: An Update & Recap On Our Wild Ride

Well I waited to do my 24 week update until 25 weeks because today was my neurosonogram appointment. A neurosonogram is basically an ultrasound of the baby’s brain, done non-invasively. They are best done in the 2nd or 3rd trimester (earlier) for complete visualization. Mine was done abdominally and transvaginally when baby was turned to […]

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New Podcast Episode! Ep 27 A Preemie & C-Section Birth Story (incl. Dental Tips for Pregnant Mamas and Toddlers – with Katie the Dentist!)

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! Disclaimer: this podcast is for informational purposes only. This is NOT medical advice. If you need medical advice, please see your doctor or healthcare provider (dentist). Today, Katie is sharing her C-section birth story, which includes details about her premature birth […]

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23 Weeks of Pregnancy: Follow Up Ultrasound

This week seemed to fly by! A lot of people say your second pregnancy goes by so fast, but to be honest I feel like it’s the same pace as with Maggie or even slower?! Probably because of everything we’ve had going on. This week we had our follow up ultrasound (4 weeks since our […]

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21 to 22 Weeks of Pregnancy

Missed an update last week because I wanted to wait until all my appointments for baby boy were caught up and completed before writing. My bloodwork was normal and low risk! Got the NIPT results back last Wednesday (for anyone wondering I received my results on the 8th business day after I completed the bloodwork […]

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Vaccinations During Pregnancy: Recommendations and Current Evidence

There are two vaccines (well, now 3 really!) that are commonly recommended during pregnancy in North America. I know that there is a lot of vaccine hesitancy out there right now in regards to the COVID vaccine, and sometimes that hesitancy can carry over to other vaccines. I find that pregnant women often experience hesitancy […]

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Seeing a Genetic Counsellor in Pregnancy: How to Prepare & What to Expect

I recently had my appointment with Genetics – this is something that is recommended my maternal fetal medicine when a cleft lip (or palate) is a finding on ultrasound. It likely would also be suggested with other anomalies or ‘abnormal’ findings that are not ruled out. I had read several posts by others in the […]

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New Podcast Episode: Ep 26 Nutrition in Pregnancy and Beyond with registered Dietitian Emma-Claire Ziolkowski

Now available on all major podcast platforms! Disclaimer: this blog & podcast are for informational purposes only. They are not medical advice. Please seek medical advice from your trusted healthcare provider. In this episode, Emma-Claire Ziolkowski, RD and I are chatting about nutrition during pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding, as well as the toxicity of the […]

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