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Unplanned Pregnancy

Unplanned/Confused

I am 31 and seperated almost 6 months ago. I have been seeing a guy 44 for a while. As we both have...

Unplanned Pregnancy

Can any mummies or daddies reassure me?

Hi, So my story is I am 29, a "mature student" just about to finish my degree this summer. I've be...

Baby Names

HELP! A name long for Finn?

I love the nickname Finn but I would really want him to have a formal name for the future. I just fe...

Unplanned Pregnancy

Just need someone to talk too

Hi, firstly i have never ever posted on a forum, but i find myself drawn to this because i have no o...

Pregnancy Questions

Pregnancy phobia

Hi there, I am in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. I was much excited and happy in the beginning but...

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Too Much Amniotic Fluid (Polyhydramnios)

A baby growing in its mother’s uterus is surrounded by a sac containing amniotic fluid, which serves several vital functions.
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Subchorionic Hematoma

Decades ago, when a woman presented with early trimester bleeding, doctors assumed it was an impending miscarriage. They had no other information to go on. Now with the help of ultrasound technology, doctors are able to make a more definitive diagnosis.
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Spotting During Early Pregnancy

First Trimester Spotting
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Preterm Labor

Preterm labor is a fear of many expectant mothers. Preterm labor is defined as labor that occurs after 20 weeks but before 37 weeks of pregnancy.
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Preeclampsia (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension)

Preeclampsia is a common disorder that only occurs during or directly after pregnancy. This disorder not only affects the pregnant mother, it affects the unborn baby too.
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Placenta Previa Symptoms and Treatment

What is placenta previa? If you've heard the word, you have probably figured out just from the word alone that it has something to do with the placenta. You are exactly right. Placenta previa occurs when the placenta attaches in the lower portion of the uterus instead of in the normal position in the upper more muscular portion of the uterus.
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Placental Abruption

An uncommon, but very serious complication in pregnancy is called placental abruption or Abruptio Placenta. This condition requires immediate medical attention.
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Managing Gestational Diabetes

By Rebecca Pillar

Most women find that as soon as they find out they are pregnant, they start watching everything they put into their body. They drink more water, make healthier food choices and just overall take better care of themselves. Depending on your doctor or midwife, somewhere between 12 and 20 weeks gestation, you’re probably going to be encouraged to consent to a few prenatal tests.
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Low Amniotic Fluid (Oligohydramnios)

Amniotic Fluid Amniotic fluid surrounds your baby in the uterus. In the first trimester amniotic fluid is produced by the mom’s circulatory system and is primarily made up of water. After the first trimester, your baby will begin to breath and swallow amniotic fluid. This helps to support the development of your baby’s lungs and digestive system.
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Cramping During Pregnancy

Cramping during pregnancy can be very concerning to a pregnant mother. Cramping can be mild to severe. Cramps can be a signal of a problem or just another sign of a stretching and growing uterus. The question then arises, should I be concerned about cramping? We hope to clarify some of the common causes of cramping during pregnancy.
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