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Shoulder Dystocia

By JustMommies staff

Do you find yourself mulling over the "what if" emergency situations that might happen during childbirth? Luckily, obstetrical emergencies occur in only seven percent of 1,000 live births in the United States. And, even less common is the complication called shoulder dystocia, an obstruction that happens
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Placenta Accreta

By JustMommies staff

If you're in the second trimester of your pregnancy and experiencing spotting or clots, your ob-gyn may say to "wait and see" whether the placenta moves up from your cervix, which might indicate you have placenta accreta. However, if your symptoms occur in the third trimester, your doctor might be more
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Uterine Irritability during Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Feeling contractions...and you're just barely into your third trimester? One of the health challenges to be on the lookout for during pregnancy is uterine irritability. An 'irritable uterus' is when the uterine muscles contract without causing any changes in your cervix or being a sign of labor. Causes
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Itching During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Many expectant moms find that as their bellies expand and the skin stretches, they begin to experience bouts of itchiness. If this happens to you, take heart in knowing that there are ways to relieve the itching (and in some cases, stop it altogether). Here are simple methods to soothe or stop the itching:
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Melasma: Mask of Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

You're thrilled that you're expecting, but are noticing changes in your skin tone that you weren't expecting? Perhaps you're not pregnant and you're taking birth control pills-but there are dark patches on your skin. Maybe you don't fit either of these scenarios, yet your face has brown patches on it.
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Predicting Baby's Arrival: The Fetal Fibronectin Test

By JustMommies staff

Are you wondering if your baby might arrive too early? There’s a way to find out: Ask your doctor if you’re a candidate for the “fetal fibronectin test.” While the name of this test seems scary, it's typically a painless diagnostic test that offers valuable answers and peace of mind. What does
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Bleeding During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Vaginal bleeding can occur during pregnancy for many reasons. This can be a very frightening experience for an expectant mom. If you experience any bleeding during pregnancy contact your doctor immediately. Some women will have light bleeding during early pregnancy. Twenty to twenty-five percent of women
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Spotting During Early Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

First Trimester Spotting If you are pregnant and notice even the smallest amount of blood in your underwear or upon wiping, you may be alarmed. Spotting, similar to bleeding during pregnancy, can occur at any point in your pregnancy. Spotting is slight bleeding usually noticed when wiping or as slight
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PPROM: Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes

By JustMommies staff

If you’re expecting, you may wonder when your water will break, where you’ll be, and if it will happen unexpectedly or too early. Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM) is a condition that happens during pregnancy when the membranes of the amniotic sac break at least an hour before labor starts. If
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Urinary Incontinence During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

When you’re expecting, there can be some annoying changes to bodily functions you may not have expected. One of these is occasional leakage of urine when you laugh, cough or lift something. This leakage is known as “urinary incontinence” or UI. It simply means you’re having an involuntary trickle
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