35-36 Weeks Pregnant: GBS Swab and Birth Prep

I know I say this every week – but I can’t believe I’m here! I can’t believe there is – give or take – 4 weeks until my sons arrival. I am feeling mixed emotions the past 2 weeks – I am getting so excited to meet him and see his little face; I’m a […]

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Informed Choices: Genetic Testing

I have actually written two posts around genetics recently – so this will be a shorter post, just reviewing the potential risks, benefits and ethical considerations behind genetic testing – specifically with a focus on the diagnostics amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) since I haven’t written about these before. You can refer to my […]

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Informed Choices: Ultrasounds in Pregnancy

Let’s talk about one of the more exciting diagnostics of pregnancy – the ultrasound. Now, I have previously done a post on the different ultrasounds in pregnancy and when you can expect to have them if you are considered low risk – you can find that post here. Please review this if you are unfamiliar […]

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32-34 Weeks Pregnant: A Slip On The Ice & 6 Weeks To Go!

At 32 weeks pregnant I was like wow we still have 2 months (or so), but now suddenly at 34 weeks I’m like OMG I only have 1.5 months! It feels hectic since Christmas is here (how?!) and Maggie will be getting her cast off next week. Everyone keeps telling me “wow time is flying!” […]

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Informed Choices During Pregnancy & Birth

You may have seen an image floating around the internet – it’s titled “Things You Can Opt Out Of In Pregnancy + Birth”, which frankly is a terrible title. The list includes different things you may need to make an informed decision around during birth. Key word – informed decision. Of course that does mean […]

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Lets Get Taboo: The Less Desirable (But Common) Symptoms of Pregnancy

I know we don’t like talking about these things, but they’re simply a fact of (some) pregnancies. Chances are, you will or have experienced at least one of these things during pregnancy. All of these things are somewhat taboo topics – nobody likes to talk about their vaginal discharge, the gas they pass or infections […]

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29-31 Weeks of Pregnancy: Catching Up!

Wow guys. The past 3 weeks have been a whirlwind for me, and I intended to get to this post last week but have had two papers due and two more still in progress that I just haven’t had the time or energy. Did I mention I also work full-time and parent on top of […]

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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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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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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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