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“Hi Vanessa!  I am 14 weeks into my first pregnancy and I am loving the podcast! It’s been so helpful and makes me feel empowered to make my own knowledge based decisions rather than go with the social norms. I am pretty tiny (4′ 11″ and before I got pregnant I weighed around 105 lbs.), and I have had several people tell me that I most likely will not be able to carry to term because of my size. Is this true? I would love to hear a Q&A on this. Thank you so much!” – Laura

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