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    What to Pack in your Hospital Bag for a Planned C-section | Advice from a 2 time C-Section Mom

    Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase What to Bring in your Hospital Bag for a Planned C-Section Well let’s start first with what not to bring in your hospital bag….everything and the kitchen sink. Some of the lists of what to bring to the hospital for giving birth that I have seen out there are quite ridiculous. You won’t be moving into the hospital, and anything that is a medical necessity will be provided to you. Save yourself the trouble and try to only bring things…

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    Morning Sickness: How to Relieve Morning Sickness Naturally

    Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase I want to start out with the disclaimer that nothing I am sharing should be construed as medical advice. You should always consult with your physician if you have any questions or concerns during your pregnancy. If you’re having extreme nausea and vomiting you could have hyperemesis gravidarum (“extreme morning sickness”), which can require hospitalization. Even if you’re not severely ill, your doctor can advise you on the best course of action and whether medications may be helpful. Morning Sickness…

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    5 Essential Postpartum Items for a C-Section Recovery

    Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase. If you are having a planned C-Section (or trying to be prepared for all scenarios) then there are a few items that will be helpful to have on hand both at the hospital and when you go home with your new bundle of joy. Some of these items are helpful regardless of how you give birth, but there are some special considerations to keep in mind when recovering from a C-Section. I’ve had 2 c-sections for both of my kiddos;…

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    Oliver’s Delivery & Birth Story – Scheduled C-section

    Oliver’s Labor & Delivery Story – Scheduled C-Section You always hear no two children are the same, and oh boy is that true! But it’s also true that no two labor and delivery stories are the same. I wanted to share what it was like this time around with my baby boy Oliver. If you are interested in reading my first labor and delivery experience with my little girl Parker, you can find that here. Parker ended up being born via emergency C-Section, and I was told by my obstetrician that I was not a good candidate for VBAC. Given that, I was all set for Oliver to be a…

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    First Trimester Pregnancy Update

    Even though I hadn’t announced my pregnancy yet, I’m wrote some of these updates in advance so that I could remember all of the details for later. I started this at week 6 for me and while I don’t look pregnant yet, I’ve definitely felt it over the last few months. The first week of July was incredibly busy with Parker’s 2nd Birthday and the Fourth of July holiday…so my pregnancy symptoms really hit me hard then with having so much to do and being so tired. The first thing I experienced is the ever-so-common first trimester exhaustion. Even when I go to bed early, I wake up tired and…

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    My First Labor & Delivery Story: Parker’s Birth Story

    So I’ve been wanting to write this post for quite awhile now. Birth stories are actually the reason I was inspired to start writing a mama blog. You see, back when I was pregnant with Parker I was so fearful of what giving birth would be like…just afraid of the unknown and being out of control…that I scoured the internet reading ALL THE blogs and watching vlog after vlog to hear what other people’s experiences were like. Again, type A here, so even when I knew I couldn’t control everything that would happen, I at least wanted as much knowledge going in as possible. However, it’s evident after all that…

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    Nursery Tour: Gray, Lilac & Elephant Theme

    One part of pregnancy and preparing for baby that I found the most enjoyable (amid all of the nausea, swelling and other less joyous parts of pregnancy) was planning out what the nursery would look like. As a first time mama, I wanted to create a comforting and homey space to bring my little bundle of joy home to. I thoroughly enjoyed pouring over blog posts and youtube tour videos and finding inspiration for my own nursery. I thought I would share our nursery favorites with you, in case you enjoy the planning process as much as this Type A Mama does. I have always been a huge fan of the…