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Pregnancy Fitness Advice from the Pelvic Health Clinic

Pregnancy Fitness Advice from the Pelvic Health Clinic

(Posture check!) While searching the internet for pregnancy fitness advice and reading about other runner’s experiences with pregnancy, I came across a common topic; pelvic health. Specifically, postpartum incontinence (aka peeing yourself) and diastasis recti (separated abs). These seem to be issues that many women […]

3rd Trimester Update – I look full term!

3rd Trimester Update – I look full term!

I have officially begun the third trimester and I look like I’m full term! People are surprised when I tell them my due date because they expect me to say “any day now”. It is so crazy how differently people seem to develop. Some women […]

Catching a cold while pregnant (can you take anything for it?)

Catching a cold while pregnant (can you take anything for it?)

(Here’s me being dramatic at the doctor’s office.) So back around Easter weekend, I ran around visiting family and when I got back to work the following Monday, I started getting this itchy feeling in my throat. You know the kind where you try to […]

Worrying about miscarriage

Worrying about miscarriage

(1st ultrasound picture of our baby!) Oh man, I was worried. I’m still worried, but maybe not quite as much now that I’ve made it out of the first trimester. I couldn’t help myself but my mind was always thinking about it. From the moment […]

Pregnancy Cravings & a Mystery Smell (What IS that??)

Pregnancy Cravings & a Mystery Smell (What IS that??)

Everyone wants to know, “have you had any weird cravings??”, like this is the most interesting and bizarre aspect of pregnancy. They want to hear that I am one of those women who suddenly craves dust or paper or at least pickles in my ice […]

First Trimester Secret Keeping (how to hide your pregnancy) Master of Allusion

First Trimester Secret Keeping (how to hide your pregnancy) Master of Allusion

If there was a pregnancy Academy Awards, I like to think I would win an Oscar for my performance in the first trimester, specifically in the category of “fake drinking”. I wouldn’t say that I’m a huge drinker in the first place, but I’m unlikely […]

Coping with gaining weight/ feeling fat while pregnant

Coping with gaining weight/ feeling fat while pregnant

Pre-pregnancy, I pretty much weighed the exact same amount for about 4 years. I don’t weigh myself on a regular basis, but every couple months I might check and it would be like, “yep, still the same”. I think it’s because I have really consistent […]

Babies: not yet, not yet, okay we’re ready (thoughts leading up to starting a family)

Babies: not yet, not yet, okay we’re ready (thoughts leading up to starting a family)

When we first got married, I distinctly remember Grant saying, “I don’t know if I’ll ever feel ready for kids”. I know he wanted to have kids eventually, but he wasn’t sure if his mind would flip a switch and he would know that it […]