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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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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