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Pressure, Stuffiness, and Clog in Ears During Pregnancy?

One of the most annoying things in pregnancy that comes and goes for me is “hearing my own heartbeat” in my ears. It feels like I’m on a plane and the pressure is developing and I can hear myself talk, … Continue reading

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Should You Store Cord Blood for Your Baby? What About the Entire Placenta?

I thought a lot about whether to store cord blood because many people say that only a few diseases are curable right now through preserving cord blood and you’ll probably never use it, etc. In addition, the public bank will … Continue reading

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Labor Notes- First, Second, Third, and Fourth Stages of Labor and Delivery

It’s so hard to find information on all the stages of labor. My husband is in another country and we’re trying to “time” when he should come here and unfortunately all women are different so you don’t know if the … Continue reading

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Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction / Diastasis – My Pelvic Pain from the Devil

Here I am totally happy with my pregnancy and suddenly at 34 weeks, came this pain from the devil. It was a regular morning yesterday and I took a shower, put on my L’occitane Ultra Hydrating Cream for prevention of … Continue reading

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Haematopathology Test Week 24 of Pregnancy

I finally got the formal report back from my 1 hour glucose instead of the verbal dialogue they gave me and found out they also did some blood tests to my surprise! At first I was wondering why the doctor … Continue reading

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Burping During Pregnancy: First, Second, and Third Trimester Nightmares…

Some people get burping during pregnancy in the first trimester, some in the second, and some in the third. Burping for me was a natural reaction in the first trimester. It had different effects on different days for me. What … Continue reading

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Why Stress Causes Miscarriages in Pregnancy

I really don’t like writing about unhappy things but who does? I felt a need to write this piece to encourage and warn the women out there why it’s so important to keep happy during your pregnancy as your baby … Continue reading

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Coconut Juice – To Drink or Not to Drink During Pregnancy?

For normal pregnant women: DRINK UP! If you’re like me and other most preggies out there, we get dry lips and itchy skin due to hormonal imbalance. In addition, we get constipation and indigestion. It’s like every horrible situation lumped … Continue reading

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Gestational Diabetes Oral Glucose Tolerance Test – Why it’s not reliable!

My journey with testing for diabetes started in Week 24 of my pregnancy where they told me to do a 1 hour glucose test. There, I had to take 50mg of an orange soda like drink. However, they had me … Continue reading

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My Experience With CVS Chorionic Villus Sampling

As you read in my previous posts, my blood screening odds came out unfavorable in my “own” opinion as well as the doctors. They sent me to a genetic counselor. I felt awful being offered a “genetic counselor” actually. I … Continue reading

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