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Hi I am 35 1/2 weeks pregnant and new to the site looking for mommies to chat with and blogs to read from women around same gestational age. This is my 2nd baby my son is 6 and I just feel like everything is different this time.......At my 20 week u/s they found 2 choroid plexus cysts and although the cysts are bow gone and at 30 Weeks the u/s was perfect I still worry all the time. I am almost 36 weeks bow and instead if joy I feel fear most of the time. Looking for insight and kind words and ...

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Postpartum Contraception??

I struggled to decide which method of contraception to use after my first pregnancy, which compelled me to dedicate my career to helping women make informed decisions about birth control. I'm now working with a team from Dartmouth College to design a simple information sheet for women, including pregnant or postpartum women and mothers to support them in choosing which birth control best suits them. If you are a woman aged 15-45 years who use (or are interested in learning about) contrac...

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peeling skin on hands and feet?

I just had my first baby 6 weeks ago. About two weeks ago, I started having bizarre skin problems. My hands and feet are peeling like crazy! My hands have peeled several layers, and are far from done. My fingertips are cracked and raw, and all the normal skin lines on my fingers are extra deep. My hands are super dry. I put good lotions and oils on all the time, but it only helps relieve the dryness for a short time. It might not be pregnancy related, but I thought maybe it is and that I...

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Supermodel uses debut film to push maternal health

(Reuters) - When Christy Turlington Burns began to hemorrhage soon after the birth of her first child six years ago, she didn't think it was such a big deal. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63O20D20100425 Supermodel uses debut film to push maternal health | Reuters[/url ...

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Dads have problems with PPD too

When his little bundle of joy came home from the hospital, Rob Sandler was overcome with emotion but not the kind he had expected. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Parenting/postpartum-depression-fathers/story?id=10672383 Postpartum Depression for New Fathers - ABC News[/url ...

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5 Beauty Apps That Make Every Postpartum Mom Feel Beautiful

By Laura Carlson

In the weeks after your baby’s birth, you may catch a glimpse of your mascara-streaked face in the mirror and want to scream. You wouldn’t be the first to have encountered this problem. New moms are so consumed with their infants that they often forget to take care of themselves. If you’ve been
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7 Reasons Not to Get Your Tubes Tied

By JustMommies staff

Approximately 10 million women in the United States have had tubal ligation, commonly known as having their tubes tied-- as a permanent form of birth control since the 1960s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics. This makes it the second
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The Realistic & Amazing Bodies of Mothers During Pregnancy & Postpartum

By Inhabitots

Every mother who has grown a baby and given birth knows what an absolute miracle it is that a woman's body is capable of such magnificent undertakings . But in a society obsessed with body image and being thin, unrealistic expectations of how the body should "bounce back" postpartum cause many women
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7 Tips for Tightening Loose Skin After Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

You've just had a baby. You thought your tummy would be back to normal by your 6-week postpartum checkup, but instead you have loose skin and belly flab. How do you get your tummy back in shape and get rid of the loose skin where you tummy used to be? Follow our tips to help you tighten up your tummy.
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New Babies Affect Daddies' Sex Drive Too

By JustMommies staff

According to a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, moms are not the only ones struggling with low sex drive after childbirth. Live Science reports that dads are also affected by the birth of a new baby in much the same way as moms. The study found that life changes related to raising
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Your Period after Childbirth: What to Expect after Baby

By JustMommies staff

You've had a baby (congratulations!), you're settling into a schedule of sorts, you're getting to know the new member of the family, and you're learning about and getting used to your new and changing body. After postpartum bleeding (lochia) slows and then stops, all new moms begin to wonder, "When will
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Your Body after Baby: What to Expect

By JustMommies staff

If you’re like most new mothers, you may wonder how long it will take to get your body back to what it was before baby. Will the effects of pregnancy be long-lasting or just temporary? Well, things won’t change much before your six-week checkup. Whether you are able to get back into shape soon after
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Post-Baby Weight Loss Tips

By JustMommies staff

Many new moms, relieved to shed their maternity clothes, are also looking to shed some pounds after giving birth. Luckily, you’ll find there is no big secret to losing weight after pregnancy. It takes a loving spoonful of patience, along with three things our doctors often recommend—eat right, exercise,
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You Had an Epidural, So What? 10 Steps to Stop Feeling Guilty and Start Getting Over It

By JustMommies staff

Childbirth is hard. Perhaps your “birth plan” didn’t go as planned, or, you changed your opinion of the choices you made after the fact. Either way, for some moms, the choice to get an epidural can cause regret and guilt, whether it is warranted or not. Here are ten steps to letting go of the guilt,
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Placenta Encapsulation: Instructions, Benefits, and Reasons to Give it a Try

By JustMommies staff

You may have heard of placentophagia (or eating the placenta) thanks to celebrities like Tom Cruise, who in 2006 reportedly planned to consume his partner Katie Holmes' placenta, and more recently, January Jones, who told People that she took vitamins and placenta capsules after giving birth to give
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