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Due Date Club of October 2014

Do you think you will have baby before, on or after you due date?

I saw this question in the Sept DDC and thought it would be fun to write out our answers and update...

Due Date Club of October 2014

Weight Gain

I think it's been a little while since we've done this. What is everyone at for weight gain? At 26...

Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss

2 month update

Hi ladies!! I hope you all are doing well! I'm sorry I haven't been around as much since Hadley wa...

Due Date Club of September 2014

Scared...or terrified.

OK, I am obsessing! Over a hodge podge of stuff..... First, look - I am certain I have dropped from...

Due Date Club of September 2014

Do you think you will go to 40 weeks?

Most of this pregnancy I thought I would... because I had both girls on their due dates... but the f...

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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. » Read more

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. » Read more

Spotting During Early Pregnancy

First Trimester Spotting » Read more

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. » Read more

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. » Read more

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. » Read more

Placental Abruption

An uncommon, but very serious complication in pregnancy is called placental abruption or Abruptio Placenta. This condition requires immediate medical attention. » Read more

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. » Read more

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. » Read more

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. » Read more