33 Thoughts Moms Have During Labor

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No single birth story is the same. From when labor happens (or, in my case, how long it takes to happen) to what kind of birth experience you're hoping for to how fast/slow and in what way baby makes its debut, there are a lot of variables. I was induced and had a pretty fast and intense birth …
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23 Thoughts You Have When You’re 42 Weeks Pregnant

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The average length of a first-time mom's pregnancy is just around 40 weeks plus eight days, according to the research. But what happens when you go past that time ... well, I know from personal experience (went past 42 weeks myself!) that you go a bit batty. Okay, a lot batty. Here are 23 thoughts I …
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My Birth Story: Fast, Furious and Magical

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Guys, I wasn’t pregnant forever! Just days after writing this post and feeling like I would, in fact, break a Guinness World Record for longest pregnancy ever, my little girl made her debut into the world on 8:49 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015. Little Gwendolyn was 8 pounds, 7 ounces, 21 inches …
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15 Tips for Surviving Going Past Your Due Date

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I pretty much jinxed myself in the intro of this post because I definitely went late with my baby. At the time of writing this, I'm at 41 weeks pregnant and counting every day and hour. Because you know what? Going past your due date is hard. Physically and mentally, it's kind of a mental …
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My Birth Playlist: The Calming … and the Hilarious

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By now, I'm sure I've had my baby. My goodness, I hope that I've had my baby! And, as I'm preparing to take a little time off for bonding, adjusting, not sleeping and getting my newborn snuggles in, I've written a few posts ahead of time that we can share while I enjoy said time away. This is one of …
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This Fit Mama Rocks ‘Thriller’ — On Her Due Date

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This woman is seriously my hero. Her husband has just last month been diagnosed with testicular cancer and she's 40 weeks pregnant, and yet here she is, on her due date rocking --- and totally killing --- the Thriller dance. She had heard that it would induce labor --- and we're willing to bet that …
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Pregnancy Pains, Woes and Wishes

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For the last 30 weeks I have been nauseated, struggling to keep my face from turning green and my food from coming up. I have started to wobble instead of walk, and I rely on my toddler to help reach my shoes. I feel confident that this is my last pregnancy, so I feel that I should embrace it and …
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Getting Dog Ready for Baby: 7 Ideas I’m Trying

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When you're preparing for your first baby, there is SO much to do. Now that I'm just a few weeks away from being full-term (ahhh!), I feel like my husband and I have been so busy getting things ready for our little girl. There have been birth classes to attend, books to read, carseat checks, getting …
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How to Relieve Sciatica During Pregnancy

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Sara Haley's series on all things pregnancy continues today with her tips on relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy! Remember to always talk to your doctor if you're in pain during pregnancy. If you're approved for exercise, these might do the trick for you. Always remember to work at your own …
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