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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Maggie is TWO!!

I cannot believe I am writing this post. My little baby is two – and she won’t be the “baby” much longer, though she’ll always be my baby. Looking for her birthday theme post? I had a very pregnant mom fail in that I didn’t actually do her planned theme. Instead I last minute grabbed […]

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Toddler Art Corner (Great for Small Spaces & Homes)

With a new baby coming soon, I’ve really been trying to make sure Maggie has her own time with me (and my husband) before his arrival and her own space for when he does come. She will still be going to daycare a few times a week, but on the days she is home with […]

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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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Lessons Learned in 2021

I did a year in review last year, so I figured I’d do one again this year but with a different format. You can see my 2020 in review post here. This year I want to focus on the things I’ve learned – but don’t worry, I’ll still include some fun photos from such a […]

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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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The Last Minute Shopper’s Holiday Gift Guide for Two Year Olds!

That’s right – I realize it is December 22nd and I fully intended to make this post way more in advance of the holidays, but hey welcome to my hectic life and my pregnancy brain, going strong. I have Maggie’s gifts all wrapped & packed in her Santa sacks, so figured I’d share what we […]

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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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