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Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy: The Followup

Here I sit, nearly 38 weeks pregnant, with iron levels that have dropped through the floor. When I last wrote about my low iron levels, I was confident that a regular supplement and some high-iron foods would reverse my problem. I took Palafer, which is a supplement designed for pregnancy, and it worked well when […]

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Pregnancy After Infertility

When I was still slowly moving along with all of the tests, doctor’s appointments, and treatments that come with having infertility, I would often daydream about being pregnant. In a way it was hard to imagine; it just felt so far out of reach. But when I did think of it, I thought that once […]

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Beat the Heat: Tips for Summer Pregnancies

As a Canadian, the heat is one of the things I dream about from October to May, each and every year. When the cold sets in and the days get shorter and shorter, I long for the never-ending days of summer. How wonderful is it to leave the house without bundling up in four layers […]

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Exercising During Pregnancy: Expectations vs Reality

Before I got pregnant, I was hopeful that I would be able to keep up my exercise routine during pregnancy. I really enjoy working out. I like the way I feel when I consistently exercise, and looking fit is nice too. I’ve done many different types of workouts from P90X at home, to spinning and […]

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A 28-Week Pregnancy Update

Now that I am in the second half of my pregnancy, the weeks are flying by. I’m not complaining! I’m ready to meet Baby P. Overall the second trimester was pretty uneventful. Once I hit 13 weeks I feel like a fog lifted. I was no longer nauseous or throwing up and was able to […]

Going Long

I¬†always wish to go the full 42 weeks of pregnancy. I know this isn’t a statement often uttered by pregnant woman, especially when they enter the 3rd trimester of their pregnancy at the start of summer. But it has always been my hope during every pregnancy, and this one is no different. I am currently […]

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Not A Baby Anymore

They say nothing makes your first baby seem old than when you see them next to your new baby. I remember wondering how true those words would be when I was pregnant with Juliet. I looked at my baby boy thinking nothing could change how I saw him; he was still so little — only […]

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