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Name Thoughts?

Wondering what your thoughts are on these names, specifically what kind of person it reminds you of....

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Home Birth

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Girls and Boys names that are spelled with a 'Y'

I need name ideas for girls and boys. They need to spelled with a "y" or can be spelled with a 'Y'...

Due Date Club of September 2014

Why?!

This has been going on for awhile now. Contractions come on, about ten mins apart four a few hours a...

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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

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