Healthy Living, Pregnancy and Birth

Low Platelets During Pregnancy | Baby #5

With my last two (healthy) pregnancies, I had a condition called gestational thrombocytopenia, which just means that my platelet count was below normal and the same is true this time. Platelets are measured in the thousands per microliter of circulating blood but can be written shorthand by removing the last three zeros (example: 100,00 as… Continue reading Low Platelets During Pregnancy | Baby #5

Pregnancy and Birth

Elizabeth’s Birth Story

I woke up to a painful contraction at 4:30 on the morning of my due date (June 26th, 2016). I walked into the bathroom and found that I'd barely needed to bother making the trip because there was such little urine. Stephen heard me flush the toilet so he came in to check on me.… Continue reading Elizabeth’s Birth Story

Healthy Living, Pregnancy and Birth

Kidney Stones during Pregnancy

Two months ago today, I was having severe pain in my lower back that hooked around my right side/hip with no idea of its cause. It lasted for hours, sometimes in waves, but mostly constant. Eventually, I would end up at the hospital for it, but I sure didn't know that when I woke up that… Continue reading Kidney Stones during Pregnancy