Tag Archives: first trimester

Depression Plus Pregnancy Hormones Equals…Happiness?

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I struggle with depression. I had the worst flare-up ever one month before I conceived. Thankfully, I landed myself an excellent therapist and a nurse practitioner to help adjust my medication, and I trudged forward, determined to proceed with my conception plans. Continue reading

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Crapity Crap Crap Crap

At nearly 8 weeks into this venture, I’m starting to drag. I’ve skipped weeks ahead in my pregnancy books and grown tired of browsing baby names. Now there’s nothing left to do than admit: I feel like crap. Continue reading

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What Went Down at My First Prenatal Appointment

Yesterday was my first visit ever to a midwife, and I was anxious to see whether my preconceptions about the type of care midwives provide would hold true. Here’s what I expected, and what actually happened. Continue reading

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Aches and Pains in the First Trimester: What’s Normal?

In an effort to comfort myself and my fellow first trimester gals, here is what’s happening in my body so far. If you have a sensation to add, feel free to share in the comments section. Continue reading

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How I Got My BFP (aka big fat positive)

My TTC affirmation must have worked. Turns out, I’m a fertile Myrtle! Continue reading

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