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Roll call

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Unplanned Pregnancy

Teen Daughter is pregnant!

My daughter just told me and my husband that she is pregnant. This is a complete shock to us as my d...

Baby Names

girls' middle names?

My kids all have 2 middle names, and the girls' second middle name is Rae, which is also mine and my...

Baby Names

Ireland

Wdyt of Ireland? Gender: F...

Pregnancy Questions

First Trimester Worries

Halu! I'm going to be a first time mom come 2015 and, since I'm in a house where no one gave birth...

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Creative Ways to Tell Your Husband that You're Pregnant

Disbelief, excitement, shock. Words can't describe the feeling you get when you see that pregnancy test turn positive for the first time. You've waited weeks, months, maybe years to see this result and you can't wait to tell your husband. » Read more

Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

By Alicia Purdy

There are a lot of perks to growing older. Your car insurance costs will go down. You'll probably be able to afford more of life's luxuries. You'll have spent some time getting to know yourself, so your self-confidence is probably much higher than it was in your 20s. Most women view growing older with a healthy measure of respect for how far they've come in life. » Read more

Urinary Incontinence During Pregnancy

When you’re expecting, there can be some annoying changes to bodily functions you may not have expected. One of these is occasional leakage of urine when you laugh, cough or lift something. » Read more

Girl or Boy: 9 Fun Ways to Predict Your Baby's Gender

Most women are able to find out their baby’s gender during their 20 week ultrasound, but in the meantime it’s fun to let people guess what you are having based on all the old pregnancy wives’ tales. Here are 9 fun ways that you can predict your baby’s gender.

Inhabitots on JustMommies: Eco, Economical, Fashion-Forward Maternity Wear for Stylish Moms-to-Be

By Inhabitots

Experiencing a fashion slump during the nine months to motherhood? Pregnancy may present all sorts of challenges, but dressing stylishly need not be one of them! Read on to get the lowdown on dressing-up your bump without spending tons of cash on maternity clothes. » Read more

Inhabitots on JustMommies: Top Tips for a Healthy, Green Pregnancy

By Inhabitots

Congratulations on your pregnancy! » Read more

Acne During Pregnancy

More than half of pregnant women have trouble with acne during pregnancy. You are at higher risk of acne during pregnancy if you’ve had acne in the past. In some cases, the acne may be severe. » Read more

Pregnancy Etiquette - The Do's and Don'ts of Announcing Your Pregnancy

Once you find out you are pregnant you may be bursting at the seams to tell all your friends and family. Find out more about the do's and don'ts of announcing your pregnancy.

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

Leukorrhea: What Is It, What Does It Mean?

If you’re pregnant, you’ve more than likely experienced some heavy vaginal discharge. Leukorrhea is the scary-sounding term for excessive vaginal discharge that occurs frequently during pregnancy. But don’t be put off by the term – leukorrhea is generally more inconvenient than threatening. » Read more