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Pregnancy and Childbirth Tips: 9 Secrets to Save Your Vagina

February 17, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, most of the so-called “damage” done to a woman’s vagina does not happen during childbirth. It happens during pregnancy. Picture your pelvic girdle. Here, I’ll help.   That opening in the middle? That’s where your baby exits your body (what you see behind the opening is your spine leading down to [...]

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A Miracle Cure for Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy!

February 11, 2014

Before I got pregnant, I heard that having a bun in the oven could cause major dental issues. I never really thought or researched much about it, except to help a few preggo clients straighten out their dental regimens when they began having teeth problems. The first thing I want to point out is that [...]

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Pregnancy Update: 17, 18, 19 Weeks

January 9, 2014

I hit 19 weeks today, and I can honestly say I am feeling much better now. I’m still tired. I still go to bed between 8:30 and 9:30 every night (which is definitely an improvement compared to before). I am able to focus better on my work because I am not so tired and I’m [...]

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Pregnancy Food Plan and Goals — and the process of putting it into action!

January 3, 2014

I do better when I eat the same things everyday. I know, that’s so boring. I tend to change it up over time, but when I’m trying to maintain very specific intakes of certain ingredients, it’s easier to be boring. My advice to anyone who is trying to manage all the nutritional needs of pregnancy [...]

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12 Things You Can Do About Pregnancy Puffiness, Moodiness, and Fatigue! (And why do these things happen in the first place?)

January 2, 2014

When my sister was pregnant, she finished off the experience only being able to stuff her feet into size 10 flip flops (she started out at size 8.5). It’s true that she was two weeks overdue and had gained quite a bit of weight. It’s also true that she died shortly after she gave birth [...]

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Pregnancy Update: 13 Weeks

November 27, 2013

Something is different this week. It’s not my weight—that’s exactly the same. But I can now feel the top of my uterus below my belly button. Dave could feel it too when I put his hand on it–I’m not crazy. I did some research on this topic that revealed exactly what I thought was happening. [...]

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Pregnancy Update: 12 Weeks

November 21, 2013

I had an appointment with my midwife group this week. We were scheduled to do an ultrasound, but I cancelled it because we decided not to do any of the genetic testing. The non-invasive tests have a high-ish rate of false positives, which then lead to having to make the decision of doing the invasive [...]

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Pregnancy Update: 11 Weeks

November 14, 2013

I had a couple great days this week. I felt good. I had energy… I didn’t have rot gut or headaches. I also had a few days when I felt terrible. I proved once again that if I eat a lot of carbs/grains my gut feels better. I’m going with the flow and eating primarily [...]

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Pregnancy Update: 9 Weeks

October 31, 2013

What a week! We went to NY for 5 days to visit my family, so Dave has definitely been initiated now. We had a really great time, and spent most of it with Matthew accompanying us. It was his 10th birthday, which means it’s also the 10th anniversary of my sister’s death. Matthew’s birth seems [...]

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Pregnancy Update: 8 Weeks

October 24, 2013

Starting at the end of last week, I had this “rot gut” feeling in my stomach—kind of like a hangover, but not the kind that leads to throwing up. So I wouldn’t call it nausea, it’s just… rot gut. For several days, I tried to eat bland things like eggs to address it. Then. I [...]

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