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Due Date Club of October 2014

8 Weeks until I am Induced... Feels Like I can't go on...

Is it horrible to wish this baby comes between 35-38 weeks? I am so tired, sick of throwing up, and...

Due Date Club of September 2014

New pain towards end of pregnancy?

It's like what typical round ligament pain is described as. It feels like I pulled every muscle in m...

Due Date Club of September 2014

just few pics of my ridiculously photogenic twins.....

Twins are continuing to do well.... the only thing holding us at the hospital is feeding. They are...

Due Date Club of July 2014

Had my baby last night!

At long last! Jude Dylan arrived at 9:59pm at home in the water. He had a bit of a scary rough star...

Due Date Club of November 2014

Foot cramp!!!

:eek::excl::excl::excl::cry::tantrum::overreact::censored: That is all....

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Melasma: Mask of Pregnancy

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. » Read more

Predicting Baby's Arrival: The Fetal Fibronectin Test

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. » Read more

PPROM: Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes

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. » Read more

Urinary Incontinence During Pregnancy

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. » Read more

Cephalopelvic Disproportion: What You Should Know

You may ask, “Cef-alo-pelvic what?” upon hearing about this medical condition for the first time. The term “cephalopelvic disproportion” (CPD) is a situation in which a baby’s head won’t fit through the mother’s pelvis during birth because the infant’s head is too big for the birth canal. » Read more

Progesterone (P17) Shots to Prevent Premature Labor

A baby is considered premature if he is born before 37 weeks.  According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 8 births are considered premature or preterm.  There are a few things that put a woman at higher risk of going into labor prematurely.  These include a diagnosis of incompetent cervix, uterine abnormalities, placenta previa, polyhydramnios, and a history of preterm labor.&nbs » Read more

Whoa Mama! Preparing for the Birth of an Extra-Big Baby

Macrosomia is the medical term for a baby that has a well-above-average birth weight. It is usually classified as a baby that weighs between 8 lbs. 13 oz. and 9 lbs. 15 oz. (almost 10 pounds!). Between 1 and 10 percent of all babies born in a given year fall into this category. » Read more

High-Risk Pregnancy: Why Me? Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm Pregnancy

By Kelly Whitehead, www.hrpwhyme.com

Every year, 1 million U.S. women with high-risk pregnancies are placed on bed rest to protect their developing babies. Despite that, every year, about 500,000 newborns – one of every eight – arrive too early, according to the Centers for Disease Control. » Read more

PUPPP Rash During Pregnancy

PUPPP is a rash that can show up during the last trimester of pregnancy. It stands for Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, hence the acronym. PUPPP is estimated to affect about one out of every 160 to 240 women. Doctors don't know exactly what causes it, but it presents as a rash on your stomach and then spreads from there. » Read more

Cholestasis of pregnancy

Cholestasis of pregnancy is a liver condition that sometimes happens in the third trimester. The main symptom is extreme itchiness in the hands and feet. A lot of times, this is the only symptom that you'll notice. Pregnancy hormones can sometimes overload the liver, and this blocks the flow of digestive fluid (bile) in the gallbladder and leads to cholestasis. » Read more