28 Weeks of Pregnancy: Hello, Third Trimester!

How?! How am I already in the third trimester? I cannot understand. As I’ve said before – this pregnancy has felt both fast and slow at times. Second trimester really did feel super long because of everything going on, so I am happy to be out of it and onto something new. I just also […]

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New Podcast Episode – Ep 28 Pre & Post Natal Pelvic Health and Fitness with the Pelvic Floor Doula Steph Bouwman!

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! A podcast brought to you by Elephant in the Womb blog (www.elephantinthewomb.ca). 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. On this episode of […]

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26-27 Weeks Pregnant: No Gestational Diabetes & Other Updates

If you read my last update from 24-25 weeks, you’ll have learned that our high risk obstetrical ride came to an amazing (but surprising) end. Today I had my last phone appointment with my primary high risk clinic OB and she said since everything I was referred to her for was actually no longer a […]

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The Owlet: Fact and Fiction

Everyone is talking about the Owlet Smart Sock right now because of its issues with the US FDA and its drop in the stock market. I’ve always wanted to cover this item, look at the research and provide current information – so I figured now was finally the “right” time. The Owlets major issue with […]

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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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