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Dental issues during pregnancy

Hey! this is the third time I am being pregnant. I had 2 miscarriages earlier. This time I had vomit...

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HCG and Trying to figure this out!

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21 and a mess

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Unplanned Pregnancy

3 weeks after giving birth. please help!!

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Thrombophilias and Pregnancy

Thrombophilias are a group of blood clotting disorders that can either be inherited or acquired.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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CVS Test During Pregnancy Linked to Infantile Hemangiomas

Reuters reports that women who had CVS testing done during pregnancy may have a higher risk of having a baby born with an infantile hemangioma.  CVS or Chorionic villus sampling is a test that is done in early pregnancy to screen for genetic birth defects like Down Syndrome.
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Umbilical Hernia During Pregnancy

 An umbilical hernia happens when there is a small hole or defect in the abdominal wall. This small hole allows tissue to protrude through the umbilical area. Umbilical hernias are common in newborns.
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