QUESTIONS FOR YOUR OB-GYNE/MIDWIFE

*photo from http://obgynmiami.com/obstetrician-in-kendall/ When preparing for your birth, it is important that you’re on the same page as your main healthcare provider (Obstetrician-Gynecologist or Midwife) in terms of philosophies and expectations. Here are the questions I asked my OB-Gyne during one of our checkup sessions. These questions helped me get to know my OB more – and to manage my expectations (as well as hers) for our upcoming work: which is my birth. Asking these questions and hearing my OB […]

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PREGNANCY STRETCH MARKS

When I first learned I was pregnant, stretch marks was one of the very first things that came to mind. I mean, that’s mostly what I hear from people who have been on the pregnant road. When you join groups on Facebook or google about pregnancy, it’s impossible not to come across this topic. Thankfully, I had existing oils/ salves at home that were part of the recommended brands in forums. You can find that post HERE. Apart from that, […]

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A PEEK INSIDE MY HOSPITAL BAGS

Some of you have asked me if I have packed my hospital bag already. We’ve done it before I reached my 37th week, and we have two separate bags: one for me while I’m in labor (to post-birth), and the other for my baby when he’s born and I’m breastfeeding. #1: MY LABOR TO BIRTH BAG Please take note that I’m bringing things for my plan of a natural, normal birth (for the hospital we picked, we are eyeing the […]

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MTE PICKS: BRANDS AND STYLES FOR MATERNITY WEAR

The moment one gets pregnant…the question of maternity wear seems to come to mind. At least it did for me. But you know what I’ve learned? It’s best to just wait until your grow big enough to fit into your normal clothes. Being a curvy woman, I honestly thought I would get so big, but I was wrong. It is apparently thinner people who usually get “stretched” out much more, and much earlier. So up until my fifth or sixth […]

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PAMPER ME LIST BEFORE I POP

Every mother-to-be hears words of wisdom from the experienced ones. Out of everything I’ve heard, the words “Get ready for sleepless nights and quick baths.” stuck the most. I looove sleeping, and so does my husband. So you can imagine the sacrifice we’ll have to make when I pop (but I am so sure it’s going to be worth it!) Sure, some parents sleep regularly on the third or fourth month, but I’ll never know how it’ll work for me […]

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MAMA THE EXPLORER BLOGS

My sister asked me again recently, “Don’t you really want to blog?” “I find Instagram a lot easier.”, I said. “I can upload anywhere, anytime, and I can do away with short or long posts. And I don’t have to transfer photos and all that.” “Okay…I’m just worried, cause you’ll be a mom now. And someday, Instagram might be gone (for good). With a blog, you get to keep a diary of your motherhood.” My sister had definitely got me […]

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