Category Archives: Before Pregnancy

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“WHOOP! There it is!” Pertussis (whooping cough): Are your kids protected?

Your kid’s not looking so good.  You’ve noticed cold-like symptoms for a few weeks.  Maybe he’s running a low grade fever – maybe not.  You’ve not been too concerned till tonight. He’s never lost his breath or thrown up as … Continue reading

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“Sacrifices” during Pregnancy – totally worth it

There’s a lot of chatter lately about the sacrifices one is expected to make during pregnancy. The controversy stems from the new book, “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-and What You Really Need to Know” by Emily Oster. … Continue reading

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Am I ready for another baby?

When did you know you were ready to take the leap again? Ready to lose sleep, look shabby, shower only occasionally, leak all over the place, eat on someone else’s schedule, let the house get messy/filthy, put a brake on your … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day reflections

I think Mother’s Day means something different for every single one of us. What does it mean for you?

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Are YOUR immunizations up to date?

I don’t know about you but since I’ve become a mom I can barely make sure my toenails are clipped. I like to think I’m doing alright with self-care – for the most part I’m eating healthy and exercising. I’m … Continue reading

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The Truth About Alcohol, Pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Sure we all know someone who says they continued to enjoy their Friday night drink with a friend while pregnant, but hear me out.  This blog aims to tell you one vitally important thing.  Contrary to what your hair-dresser’s sister-in-law’s … Continue reading

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