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Due Date Club of November 2014

Am I a Weirdo?

I have not brought this up with my Doctor yet. She may not even let me do it we will have to bring i...

Due Date Club of April 2014

BF poop stains(gross)

Eden had a blowout last night. I rinsed off her clothes in cold water and then soaked them overnigh...

Due Date Club of October 2014

Anyone else have a DH that works graveyard?

DH is moving to freight this weekend. The pay raise will be PLENTY worth it but will I be ok with n...

Due Date Club of November 2014

Today's little rant. :)

No biggy, just looking forward to the day that I actually look pregnant instead of just fatter. Lol...

Due Date Club of September 2014

strep test results...

so good news is, it's not strep. bad news is, i figured that out a few hours before i got my test r...

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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

HELLP Syndrome – What Does It Mean?

If you’re pregnant, you may have heard of complications that involve high blood pressure and can lead to preeclampsia. » Read more

Incompetent Cervix: What it Means, What You Can Do

While your baby is growing inside your uterus, it presses down on the opening to the uterus known as the cervix. » Read more

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, it is a joyful time for you and your family, and it is not a time when you necessarily want to think about pregnancy complications. But high blood pressure during pregnancy is one of those issues that you must take seriously and monitor carefully. » Read more

Anemia During Pregnancy

Most pregnant women have heard about the importance of getting enough iron in their diets while pregnant – and most try to stay vigilant about taking supplements and maintaining a healthy diet – yet iron-deficiency anemia remains a common problem during pregnancy. Some experts estimate that as many as one in five pregnant women will get anemia during pregnancy. » Read more

The Truth About STD's and Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection or disease passed from person to person through sexual contact. In the United States, about 20 million new infections are estimated to occur each year. If you are pregnant and have an STD, you may pass the infection to your baby. Therefore, every woman who is pregnant should be checked for STDs during their first prenatal checkup. » Read more

Demanding Jobs Linked to Premature Labor

A new study found on Reuters has discovered a link between demanding jobs and pregnancy outcomes. According the study, women who worked physically demanding jobs, long hours, shift work, or temporary jobs were at higher risk of having a baby born prematurely or born at a low birth weight. » Read more