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9 months update

So little miss T is 9 months old (as of Friday)!!! She has her check-up next week so we'll find out...

Natural Childbirth

Standing or squatting delivery in hospital

i am hoping to do some type of natural squatting birth. But i have to do it in the hospital because...

Baby Names

Rory

So I have started rewatching The Gilmore Girls and I really like the name Rory. What middle name wou...

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Pregnancy complications...

First off, I am not currently pregnant but going back and forth as to whether or not we want another...

Baby Names

Maverick

Wdyt of Maverick? Gender: M...

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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

Rashes During Pregnancy

There are a number of different rashes that can develop on a woman's body during pregnancy. The hormonal changes that the body goes through are often to blame for these conditions. The rashes can range from ones that are itchy and annoying, but not serious, to conditions that are potentially life-threatening to the baby. There is often no cure for these rashes. » Read more

Contractions After Sex

If you are heading into the last week or two of pregnancy, you may be trying anything and everything to get labor started including having sex.  Sex is one of those things that everyone tells you will get labor started but it doesn’t work for everyone.  It may bring on contractions for some, but for others nothing.  If you are trying to get labor started, contractions » Read more

Slow Rising hCG Levels

By Rebecca Pillar

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or hCG is more commonly known as “the Pregnancy Hormone” – unless hCG is injected into the body or taken in a pill form, the only way hCG can be found in a woman’s body is when she is pregnant.  HCG is produced by a growing placenta and can be detected by a urine test (simple home pregnancy test) or a blood test.  HCG level tes » Read more

Strep Throat During Pregnancy

Ouch! There’s nothing worse than being sick with a sore throat when you’re pregnant and already feeling crummy. If you suspect you might have strep throat during pregnancy, the first rule of thumb is to take care of yourself, and the second rule is to relax – it should not hurt the baby. » Read more

Retained Placenta

A retained placenta occurs when all or part of the placenta remains inside the uterus after child birth.  Normally the placenta is delivered within minutes to an hour after child birth. For some women, the placenta doe not deliver naturally and must be physically removed. » Read more

Thrombophilias and Pregnancy

Thrombophilias are a group of blood clotting disorders that can either be inherited or acquired. » Read more

Gas Pains During Pregnancy

By JustMommies

If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably suffered from your share of pregnancy-related discomforts. But gas pains are almost in a class by themselves in terms of making you uncomfortable and unhappy. What do gas pains mean, and how can you alleviate them? » Read more