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Due Date Club of April 2014

More whining, but maybe soon?

My heartburn tonight will not quit. I slept from about 10:30 to 1:30 and have been awake for 3 hour...

Pregnancy Questions

please help!

Hello, I do not remember the exact date of my lmp but I know that i was on it around november 15 201...

Due Date Club of May 2014

This kid doesn't know what he wants to do

I think the irregular contractions at the end are the worst. Will they turn into something? Will the...

Due Date Club of November 2014

LOL! Well I guess we are feeling better? 4 out of 5

top mommies today :p...

Due Date Club of November 2014

Pregnancy brain! (Mom2EthanAndJett)

You asked and I think someone else asked (pgy brain again I guess :blush: ) about my u/s yesterday.....

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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. » Read more

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. » Read more

Teen Pregnancy Rate on the Rise in 2006

According to a new report from the CDC, the teen birth rate has gone up for the first time in 14 years. The teen birth rate rose from 40.5 live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 years in 2005 to 41.9 births per 1,000 in 2006. This is a 3 percent increase and the first increase in teen births since 1991. » Read more

Spotting During Late Pregnancy

Second and Third Trimester Spotting Preterm labor and placental problems may be the cause of spotting during late pregnancy. Although light spotting may not be as concerning as bright red bleeding, it is still something that warrants a phone call to your doctor or midwife. » Read more

Premature Labor Risk Factors: Are You at Risk for Premature Labor?

Delivering a premature infant is a very traumatic experience. When we find out we’re pregnant, we plan our lives around the estimated 40 week “incubation” period. There is almost no way possible to prepare yourself mentally and physically for a premature birth. » Read more

Pregnancy After 35: What Older Moms Want to Know About Pregnancy

As a woman gets older her risks for certain genetic disorders and pregnancy complications increase and fertility in general declines. Keep in mind that the age 35 is not a line in the sand for fertility or pregnancy complications. But the biological clock, so to speak, starts ticking for a lot of women at around the age of 35. » Read more

Nose Bleeds During Pregnancy

Your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. You may be finding yourself blessed with all kind of new discomforts and aggravations. Nose bleeds may be one of them. Nose bleeds and nasal congestion are very common complaints during pregnancy. As your pregnancy develops, your blood volume increases. » Read more

Migraine Headaches During Pregnancy

Headaches are very common during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Women with a history of migraines may find that they have less migraines during pregnancy. Some women, however, have more frequent migraines during pregnancy. » Read more

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Many pregnant women experience at least some symptoms of nausea and/or vomiting during their pregnancy. This is referred to as “morning sickness” although it can occur at any time of the day. There is no exact cause for morning sickness but many doctors believe morning sickness may be triggered by rapid increases in hormones during pregnancy. » Read more

Ectopic Pregnancy: Ten Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

An ectopic pregnancy, sometimes called a tubal pregnancy, happens when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the lining of the uterus. Most ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tube but other places where an ectopic can implant are the abdominal cavity, ovary or cervix. Ectopic pregnancies are sometimes difficult to diagnose. » Read more