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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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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