I’m Pregnant! (And Maggie is 18 Months!)

I know I have been seriously MIA on here and I apologize to anyone who reads this blog regularly! I just haven’t had the energy or motivation – partly, because I am expecting #2! And partly because I was in a really writing-heavy Masters course that required 3 paper submissions. I’m just finishing it up…

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New Podcast Episode: Ep 23 PAP Talk! All About the Pap Experience, HPV vaccination & other FAQ

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! Simply search “Elephant in the Womb!” Disclaimer: This podcast and this blog are for informational purposes only. This is NOT medical advice. Please speak to your healthcare provider. If you want to read more about pap smears, check out these links…

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New Podcast Episode: Ep 22 Your Infant & Toddler Sleep Questions Answered by Cayla @officialsleepingbeauties

A new episode of the podcast is now available! Check it out on your favourite podcast platform. Just search “Elephant in the Womb!” Cayla is back on the podcast to answer all your infant & toddler sleep questions. This is a great episode with TONS of sleep information! Check it out – especially if you…

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New Podcast Episode – Ep 21 A Medicated Vaginal Birth Story with @mymommyspost

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! Just search “Elephant in the Womb” or check out our podcast tab on the blog. A podcast brought to you by Elephant in the Womb blog (www.elephantinthewomb.ca). The Birth Experiences series is a set of interviews with moms sharing their unique…

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Myth Busters: Exercise in Pregnancy (Part 1)

I hear and see a lot of fear around exercise during pregnancy – mostly stemming from older “myths”, passed on from parents or grandparents generations. Lucky for us – we live in an age of information. And although there are still many leaps and bounds to be made into women’s health research, there is some…

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New Podcast Episode: Ep 20 Emergency C-Section Experience & Recovery with Christen

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! Just search “Elephant in the Womb” or check out our podcast tab on the blog. A podcast brought to you by Elephant in the Womb blog (www.elephantinthewomb.ca). The Birth Experiences series is a set of interviews with moms sharing their unique…

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Small Joys of Motherhood (To Celebrate 16 Months of Maggie)

Maggie turned 16 months (ten days ago now.. I drafted this post last week, whoops!) – and since it was the day before mother’s day I thought, why not do a bit of a special post this month? A mix of Maggie & motherhood? (I also don’t have much new to report in terms of…

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Sending Your Baby to Daycare: How I Prepared & Coped

In Canada, we are so very fortunate that many of us have access to 12-18 month maternity leaves. This is unfortunately not available to everyone (you have to have worked 600 hrs of insurable employment within a period to qualify for maternity/parental leave benefits) – but I hope to see this expanded in the future.…

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A Moms Guide to Thermometers

Why are there so many different types of thermometers? No, seriously. There is. There are ear (tympanic), forehead (temporal), or multi-use thermometers (for oral, rectal, or digital – but make sure to buy a separate one for rectal… 🙂). Is one better than the other? Are some more accurate? Lets take a look at the…

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Sun Safety for Kids, Part 2: Shades & Covers

You can find part one about sunscreen here. I promised a second post, so here it is. Because the truth is – there is a lot more to sun safety than just sunscreen. Thought that certainly is a very important part to remember – for our kids and for all of us adults too! Here…

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