Informed Choices: Group B Strep (GBS) Swab

I’m skipping a bit “ahead” on the pregnancy informed choices trajectory because I just did my GBS swab and it’s fresh on my mind. Disclaimer: This blog is not medical advice. This blog is for informational purposes only. Please seek advice from your trusted healthcare provider. First of all – what is Group B Strep? […]

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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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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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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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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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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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