Tips, tricks and advice to survive the last 12 weeks of pregnancy
Pregnancy and Birth

How to survive the last 12 weeks of pregnancy

So you have made it to 28 weeks and are so exciting to be nearing the end. The excitement of meeting your new baby is like anything else you have ever experienced. So what should you expect these last 12 weeks and how will you survive these last few weeks of just wanting to give… Continue reading How to survive the last 12 weeks of pregnancy

A complete guide to help during the first trimester of pregnancy
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A complete guide to the pregnancy first trimester

The first trimester of pregnancy is defined as the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, most of those you may not even know you are expecting. It becomes an exciting time when those beautiful two lines appear. In this guide, I will cover what to expect during this time and ways to support your growing pregnancy.… Continue reading A complete guide to the pregnancy first trimester

What to expect in your second trimester
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What to expect in your second trimester

If you are between 13-27 weeks you are now in your second trimester. This is an exciting time for most parents, a safer zone if you will. Between 20-24 weeks is when the viability window for a baby to survive if they are born prematurely. Now in your second trimester, you may feel the "morning"… Continue reading What to expect in your second trimester

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10 reasons you should be hiring a doula!

STOP!!! Stop whatever you are doing and tell me if you know what a doula is? Do you know why you should be look into hiring a doula. If the answer is I don't know to both of these answers then follow along for these 10 reasons you should be hiring a doula What is… Continue reading 10 reasons you should be hiring a doula!

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How I do my unassisted pregnancy prenatal care?

Hi everyone, welcome back for our 14 weeks pregnancy update. It wasn't until this week when our secret pregnancy was made public so I went ahead and made the official announcement on social media that someone reminded me I was almost half way. How the heck did I get to the almost halfway point so… Continue reading How I do my unassisted pregnancy prenatal care?

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The secret pregnancy update: 10 weeks

Hi again! I hope you are all doing well. This week made about 10 weeks into the secret pregnancy and since it has been a while since I posted I wanted to fill you in on what's been happening. It is still a secret We still have yet to make a pregnancy announcement. I'll be… Continue reading The secret pregnancy update: 10 weeks

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How long before the pregnancy shock passes?

It has now (12/1/18) been 10 days since those famous two lines appeared on my test. I wasn't late, my cycle was due to start that day but you know I'm impatient¬†I like to know one way or another. Let's be honest I am still in shock. I feel like in this life you have… Continue reading How long before the pregnancy shock passes?

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Prenatal Self Care: Why Do It?

  Prenatal care is a topic that comes up very frequently when it comes to pregnancy and birth. "Who is your provider?" might be the first question people ask after your happy announcement that a baby is coming. But what if you don't plan to have a medical provider? Is it necessary to have this… Continue reading Prenatal Self Care: Why Do It?

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Noah’s Birth: mother declined interventions and birthed her way

Hello again friends!   I do enjoy our weekly "visits" here on the blog. Perhaps you'd like to hear the story of my first birth, and how I declined interventions in the hospital? That experience set the stage for me choosing to have unassisted births in the future, so the story has a special place… Continue reading Noah’s Birth: mother declined interventions and birthed her way

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Is Baby Bum First (Breech)?

"Your baby is breech." How do those words make you feel? Dismayed? Fearful? Disappointed? Why? Because our generation (and our mother's generation) has been lead to believe breech birth is too scary or dangerous to attempt. We've been led to believe that this type of birth requires a surgical procedure to remedy. Baby must not… Continue reading Is Baby Bum First (Breech)?