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Pregnancy complications strongly linked to heart disease

by Carolyn Thomas  ♥  @HeartSisters

When I was about eight months pregnant with Ben, my first baby, I was diagnosed with something called preeclampsia. This is a serious condition affecting about 5% of pregnant women, identified by symptoms like sudden spikes in blood pressure, protein in the urine, severe swelling and headaches or vision problems. 2,480 more words

Women's Cardiac Risk Factors

Notes on a hospitalized pregnant woman

I went in for my appointment at Gros Ventre OB-GYN on aug 11 at 2:30 pm.Left the dogs in the car because I expected to be there half an hour. 449 more words

Shock and Awe

Last year, perhaps sometime in October of 2015, I decided to take a pregnancy test. Crazy how that happens. My periods have never really been regular and it was not uncommon to go 2 months without one. 688 more words

The 2016 Promise Walk Season is Finished... How Have We Moved the Bar?

There is an often-quoted Margaret Mead saying: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. 606 more words

Promise Walk

We've been keeping a little secret...

We are super excited to share our big news!!

Baby #2 is on the way!

I started this blog when Brynlee was a couple of months old and never really shared much about my pregnancy with her or her birth story (which I really need to do). 536 more words

Fundal height worries?

At my 36th week appointment (less than a week ago), the doctor that saw me (who was not my usual doctor since she was on her summer vacation) took my vitals (for the first time ever my blood pressure was too high) and measured my fundal height, the same way my doctor does it at every appointment. 328 more words

Motherhood

Well, where do I even start with this one?

Charlotte’s arrival was hands down the most terrifying, most amazing experience of my entire life and oh.my.god, people tell you it hurts, you can imagine it hurts, but holy crap. 978 more words

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