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Category: Pregnancy

World Prematurity Day 2017: Important Facts About Premature Birth

November 17th is World Prematurity Day. As a mother of a premature baby born at 33 weeks gestation this is a topic very near and dear to my heart. Here are some very important facts to know about premature birth you should know…

What NOT To Say To A Pregnant Woman

As a pregnant women I have gotten some shocking and inappropriate comments lately. Here are a few of those comments I have received and a list of things you should never say to say to a pregnant women…

Embracing The Nesting Phase of Pregnancy

I’m currently in the “nesting phase.” It is a phenomenon women often experience during pregnancy that includes a feeling of overwhelming desire to get the home ready for a new baby. My week included an extraordinary amount of cleaning, organizing and planning. One of the fuels for my nesting frenzy was my 30 week OB appointment. Our little man is measuring at a much larger 32 weeks and is already weighing in at a hefty 4lbs 7oz. He is going to be a big baby…

Fetal Kick Counts: How To Do Them And Why They Are Critical

Feeling your baby move can be one of the most exciting parts of a pregnancy. But did you know that counting your baby’s kicks can help make sure they are healthy and possibly even prevent a tragedy? Read more to find out why this is important and how to easily do fetal kick counts during your pregnancy…

I Had A Placental Abruption At 33 Weeks: Our NICU Experience

I had a placental abruption when I was 33 weeks pregnant and we are very lucky parents for our fortunate outcome. 30 % of my placenta (the lifeline delivering blood, oxygen and nutrients to our baby) spontaneously peeled away from my uterus. Luckily, I was able to have an early emergency c-section and we had a very tiny, yet healthy preemie. This post was very personal for me. I wrote about the events leading up to the placental abruption and how important it is to trust your maternal instincts…

I’m 28 Weeks! How This Pregnancy Is Different From My First

I am 28 weeks pregnant and officially in my final trimester. While I do love some aspects of pregnancy, there are a lot of differences between my first and second time around. Oh the joys…

The Joys Of Pregnancy At 24 Weeks

I am happy to announce that our pregnancy is entering its 24th week! Our little boy is growing faster by the day and weighs about 1.2 pounds. In a few more weeks I will be starting the 3rd and final trimester. I talk about many of the joys of pregnancy I get to experience during my 24th week in this post…

Pregnancy Brain: Is It Real?

Is “pregnancy brain” real? Like many pregnant moms I am finding myself being unusually forgetful, feeling more mentally foggy, and even using the wrong words in conversation. This article discusses the normal brain changes that occur during pregnancy and how these changes may be nature’s way of transitioning women into motherhood. In fact, pregnancy brain may actually be a good thing…