My Experience with a Subchorionic Hematoma

  What is a Subchorionic Hematoma? About 1 percent of all pregnancies have a Subchorionic Hematoma or SCH. It is the accumulation of blood within the folds of the chorion (the outer fetal membrane, next to the placenta) or between the uterus and the placenta itself. They are usually detected during a routine ultrasound. There is a chance of light to heavy spotting or none at all. Most SCHs resolve themselves and women have healthy pregnancies. At the end of January, I had a positive reading on a pregnancy test and was so excited we would be having a second […]

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My Toddlers Best Friend is a Pit Bull

Having a Pit Bull around kids is a topic that comes up often. Most likely it involves more negative comments than it should. When I met my husband he already had two pit bulls. A female named Hondo and a male named Dozer. Unfortunately, several years ago we had to put Hondo down due to cancer. She was a great dog that just loved to cuddle. Just like everyone else I’ve heard all the negative comments about pit bulls being mean and aggressive. When I met Hondo and Dozer for the first time the last thing I felt was scared. […]

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Caring for a Toddler while Pregnant

There is no shortage of advice for first time moms on how to manage your first pregnancy. When I found out I was expecting again I was of course excited, but I never considered what it would be like caring for a toddler while being pregnant. It wasn’t long before I realized things are going to be very different this time around now that I’m chasing a little ball of energy around. During my first pregnancy I had nausea, food aversions, and horrible dizziness where I was unable to do anything. My husband literally had to carry me from the […]

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