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Jul 25

July 25, 2016

When You Can’t Run… But You Can Walk

I am 5 weeks postpartum right now. Usually, most doctors do not clear you to exercise until you are 6 weeks out for a vaginal birth or 8 weeks for a c-section. Based on this, I should be cleared at the 6 week mark. However, my previous doctor in Chicago did let me start exercising at 4 weeks after my first pregnancy because I ran the entire nine months. I thought about asking my current doctor if this would be…

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Jul 20

July 20, 2016

Pregnancy #2 Recap: Health, Fitness, and Weight

I thought I would do a quick post on how my health and fitness was overall during pregnancy #2 since I actually get this question a lot. I wasn’t as diligent with my workouts and health as I was with my first pregnancy because, well, I have a toddler. But, I was pretty close to being just as active especially considering I was chasing said toddler around all. the. time. I kept up with my running mostly. I was running…

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Jul 12

July 12, 2016

Mason’s Birth Story

My second labor was very different from my first. With my daughter, Adyson, my water broke naturally and she was born 3 1/2 weeks early (but perfectly healthy!). This time, Mason decided he liked it in my belly a lot more and stuck around for a bit longer. However, we did end up forcing him out since I was induced. Being induced was not something I wanted. Nothing against anyone else who chooses this but I just felt that I…

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Feb 24

February 24, 2016

22 Week Update – Baby #2

(Picture from The Bump) I thought I would give a little update on how pregnancy is going so far. I am 22 weeks (and 3 days if we want to get technical) right now so well into the second trimester and over halfway there! Overall, I’m feeling pretty good except for some minor aches and pains from the growing belly. I feel like it really grew over the past week or so. Nutrition I am eating pretty well. I generally…

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Feb 17

February 17, 2016

Tips on Running during Pregnancy

Before I start this post, I want to mention that you ALWAYS need to clear any exercise with your doctor. I had a conversation with my doctor about exercise and running during pregnancy which she approved and supports me doing. I am not a doctor and I base this all on my own personal experience. Now that we have that little disclaimer out of the way, I thought I would share some tips on running during pregnancy. Running is my…

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Feb 9

February 9, 2016

Morning Sickness Relief: My experience taking Diclegis

I’ve mentioned in some recent posts that my morning sickness was in full force during the first trimester of this pregnancy. Worse than it was with the first one. It was so bad that I had to call the doctor, wave the white flag, and ask for something to help me get through the day. (Photo via firsttimemommy.net) My doctor prescribed me Diclegis. I was hesitant to take anything honestly because I just hate the thought of putting any medication…

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