The Two That Got Away: Coping With Miscarriage

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Once in a while, I get in a little funk. It’s a short-lived funk, and typically something --- or even nothing --- brings it to light. I am the mother of two miscarriages. I’m not sure what that means, or if it even has meaning, or if it’s just a fact. I acknowledge my love for each of those babies …
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Two Products for a Little Pregnancy Pampering

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Pregnancy can be a little rough. From cravings for hot dogs to nausea that won't quit to all kinds of puffiness and pain, it can seem that there is no end to the crazy things your body endures during those wonderful 40 weeks. That's why every mama-to-be should take extra care of herself and be sure …
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36 Weeks and Busting My Pregnancy Records

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At the time I'm writing this (August 28), I'm still pregnant! I've made it to 36 weeks, a full week longer than my longest pregnancy! I don't know whether it's because I've been trying to take it extra easy or because this baby is just terrified of all the chaos that's on the outside, but whatever …
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First Trimester Symptoms: How Pregnancy Turned Me Into a College Frat Boy

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Seeing that it took me three long years to get pregnant, I vowed that once I did get knocked up, I'd be grateful for all of it. Even the anxiety-panicked-I'm-having-a-baby-for-reals moments, the bouts of queasiness, the fatigue and everything that you read about when it comes to first …
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Book Review: Fit & Healthy Pregnancy

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I was so excited to get a review copy of Fit & Healthy Pregnancy: How to Stay Strong and in Shape for You and Your Baby. It was early in my own pregnancy, when I was still working out a ton, and I had so much fun gleaning tips from the book. I look at it now, at 34 weeks pregnant, and see the …
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Pregnancy Weight Gain Woes: You Gained How Much?

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I've never been shy about my pregnancy weight gain. Embarrassed, yes, but never shy. Everyone around me had the most supportive justifications regarding my weight gain, but only I know the truth. I could blame it on the edema because my edema was overpowering during my pregnancy. My body felt like a …
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Pregnancy Nutrition By Trimester

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Good eats are one of the most important parts of a healthy pregnancy, which is why Anita Mirchandani, M.S, R.D, CDN, is here today to talk pregnancy nutrition --- specifically, how to eat in each trimester! Anita is a Registered Dietitian and maintains current fitness certifications in indoor …
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At Last! At Long Last! I’m Gonna Be a Fit Bottomed Mama!

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Do you guys know how long I've been waiting to write this post, guys? MORE THAN THREE YEARS! And, at last, at long last, my infertility journey is closed, over, done-zo. Because finally --- finally! --- after years of hoping, wishing, praying, giving up, trying harder, and everything darn …
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