My 9-week journey as a high-risk pregnancy patient: Part 1 – A day in the life

On August 16, 2017, I was 25 weeks pregnant and diagnosed with a condition called Vasa Previa, resulting in me spending the duration of my pregnancy in the high-risk hospital ward. I began writing this post sitting on my husband’s couch bed in room 3106 at Riverside Methodist Hospital where I’d been living for the … More My 9-week journey as a high-risk pregnancy patient: Part 1 – A day in the life

9 unexpected pregnancy symptoms and how I’ve coped with them

For some reason, it seems like our female relatives and friends don’t always spill the beans about all of the strange and unpleasant pregnancy symptoms they experienced, leaving first-time moms in the dark about what to expect when they’re expecting. Sure, the women in our lives talk about the agony of childbirth but they tend to … More 9 unexpected pregnancy symptoms and how I’ve coped with them

For we grew to the same beat of our mother’s heart

Finally, the wait was over On April 26, 2017, my husband Brian and I walked into my OBGYN office for the first ultrasound of our second pregnancy. To say that we were nervous is an understatement since our first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage in 2014. The first nine weeks of this second pregnancy seemed … More For we grew to the same beat of our mother’s heart

20 questions to ask at your first prenatal appointment + printable questionnaire

I remember staring down at the positive pregnancy test in my hand feeling full of excitement until uncertainty started kicking in and I thought to myself, “Now what?!” Sound familiar? We aren’t born with an innate knowledge of pregnancy, and our lack of pregnancy expertise is never more apparent than when we discover we’re pregnant. Even … More 20 questions to ask at your first prenatal appointment + printable questionnaire