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Shoulder Dystocia

By JustMommies staff

Do you find yourself mulling over the "what if" emergency situations that might happen during childbirth? Luckily, obstetrical emergencies occur in only seven percent of 1,000 live births in the United States. And, even less common is the complication called shoulder dystocia, an obstruction that happens
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Shoulder Dystocia

By JustMommies staff

Do you find yourself mulling over the "what if" emergency situations that might happen during childbirth? Luckily, obstetrical emergencies occur in only seven percent of 1,000 live births in the United States. And, even less common is the complication called shoulder dystocia, an obstruction that happens
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Signs of Labor

By JustMommies staff

As you approach the last weeks of pregnancy, you may wonder when labor will begin, whether symptoms you may be having could be the start of labor, and when you should call your doctor or head to the hospital. There will be many signals your body will give you to let you know you are preparing for labor.
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Six Reasons Not to Give Birth on Your Back

By JustMommies staff

The famous hospital bed on wheels with the angry laboring mother lying down screaming through contractions, or semi-sitting half up is one scene we have all seen played out. Laboring while on your back is the most popular position depicted in movies, television and even hospital birthing guides. Women
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Stages of Labor: Childbirth Primer

By JustMommies staff

Signs of labor can vary from person to person, but all women with the exception of cesarean sections will go through four stages of labor . When you reach your third trimester you will want to familiarize yourself with the signs of labor including bloody show, lower back pain, cramps, and contractions.
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Stripping Membranes

By JustMommies staff

The amniotic sac or “bag of waters” is a double membrane in which a fetus develops within the uterus. The amniotic sac is fluid filled and helps keep the fetus safe from injury during pregnancy and allows room for movement. The amniotic sac is what ruptures when you hear someone say that their “water
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Ten Reasons to Hire a Birth Doula

By JustMommies staff

What is a Birth Doula? A birth doula is a person who is trained and experienced with childbirth. Birth doulas are generally involved with an expectant mother before, during and shortly after childbirth. In other words, a birth doula is an expert labor and delivery assistant. Ten Reasons to Hire a Birth
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The 411 on Doulas, Midwives, Home Births and Birth Centers from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

In the last decade, more and more women in the United States are beginning to take charge of their births. The groundbreaking documentary films The Business of Being Born, and More Business of Being Born have helped educate women about the process of labor and delivery, empowering moms-to-be with vital
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The Bed Rest Debate: Is Bed Rest During Pregnancy Effective?

By JustMommies staff

Approximately 20 percent of women are put on bed rest at some point in their pregnancies (either complete bed rest, or partial bed rest, such as restrictions from work or household activities, or restrictions from sex). This is usually done when a mother is considered high risk for preterm labor. It
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The Benefits of Waterbirthing

By Heather Hill

Considerng a waterbirth? Think about it this way.....Wouldn't a peacful and serene birth, with a relaxed and focused mother be a wonderful way to bring a baby into this world? Having a waterbirth is an option for Mom's who want to give birth naturally. Childbirth is such a powerful experience for a woman.
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