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Chinese Food to Induce Labor

By JustMommies staff

When you get to your due date you might start asking around for ideas to get labor started. Everyone may have ideas for you to try – having sex, walking, nipple stimulation, drinking castor oil, and you name it. Most of these ideas are not scientifically proven and if they do work, it could just
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Choosing the Best Birth Environment for You

By JustMommies staff

Your choice of birth environment is the first decision you make that determines your pain-relief options. If you know you want to use modern medical pain-relief methods, you will need to select a birth environment that can accommodate these preferences. If you are leaning more toward a natural childbirth,
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Contractions After Sex

By JustMommies staff

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
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Contractions After Sex

By JustMommies staff

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
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C-Sections: The Not So Easy Way Out

By JustMommies staff

By Nancy Da Silva The National Sentinel Caesarean Section Audit reports that requests for C-sections are one the rise. Why would any woman choose to undergo a major surgical operation where the womb is cut open to remove the baby as opposed to a vaginal birth where the body naturally accommodates the
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Dealing With Back Labor

By Nancy Da Silva

Pain is an expected part of labor for the majority of women, though thankfully these days due to the miracle of epidurals, we need not suffer as intensely as our ancestors. However for one in four women, the pain of childbirth can take a more excruciating turn if they’re experiencing what is termed
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Delaying Cord Clamping

By JustMommies staff

Among moms-to-be and the medical professionals who help to deliver babies, cord clamping is a hot topic. The issue is how soon after delivery to clamp the umbilical cord that connects the baby to the placenta in his mother’s womb. In the past, most doctors had clamped the cord almost immediately. But
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Delaying Cord Clamping

By JustMommies staff

Among moms-to-be and the medical professionals who help to deliver babies, cord clamping is a hot topic. The issue is how soon after delivery to clamp the umbilical cord that connects the baby to the placenta in his mother’s womb. In the past, most doctors had clamped the cord almost immediately. But
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Did my water break? Water Breaking Signs

By JustMommies staff

Amniotic fluid surrounds your baby during pregnancy. Towards the end of pregnancy, the amount of collagen decreases in the chorion, the outer layer of the bag of water. Collagen is a fibrous connective tissue. It can be found in cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Collagen helps to strengthen the chorion
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Dramatic Increase in Home Births

By JustMommies staff

According to a new report from the Associated Press, more women are choosing to give birth at home. The CDC released the results from a new study that found home births have increased by 20 percent between 2004 and 2008 in the U.S. The reasons why women decide to have a home birth vary, but there is
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