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Subchorionic Hematoma

By JustMommies staff

Decades ago, when a woman presented with early trimester bleeding, doctors assumed it was an impending miscarriage. They had no other information to go on. Now with the help of ultrasound technology, doctors are able to make a more definitive diagnosis. SCH or Subchorionic Hematoma is a gathering of
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Cephalopelvic Disproportion: What You Should Know

By JustMommies staff

You may ask, “Cef-alo-pelvic what?” upon hearing about this medical condition for the first time. The term “cephalopelvic disproportion” (CPD) is a situation in which a baby’s head won’t fit through the mother’s pelvis during birth because the infant’s head is too big for the birth canal.
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Progesterone (P17) Shots to Prevent Premature Labor

By JustMommies staff

A baby is considered premature if he is born before 37 weeks. According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 8 births are considered premature or preterm. There are a few things that put a woman at higher risk of going into labor prematurely. These include a diagnosis of incompetent cervix, uterine abnormalities,
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Whoa Mama! Preparing for the Birth of an Extra-Big Baby

By JustMommies staff

Macrosomia is the medical term for a baby that has a well-above-average birth weight. It is usually classified as a baby that weighs between 8 lbs. 13 oz. and 9 lbs. 15 oz. (almost 10 pounds!). Between 1 and 10 percent of all babies born in a given year fall into this category. It is often difficult
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Ectopic Pregnancy: Ten Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

By JustMommies staff

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
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PUPPP Rash During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

PUPPP is a rash that can show up during the last trimester of pregnancy. It stands for Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, hence the acronym. PUPPP is estimated to affect about one out of every 160 to 240 women. Doctors don't know exactly what causes it, but it presents as a rash on
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Rashes During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

There are a number of different rashes that can develop on a woman's body during pregnancy. The hormonal changes that the body goes through are often to blame for these conditions. The rashes can range from ones that are itchy and annoying, but not serious, to conditions that are potentially life-threatening
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Cholestasis of pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Cholestasis of pregnancy is a liver condition that sometimes happens in the third trimester. The main symptom is extreme itchiness in the hands and feet. A lot of times, this is the only symptom that you'll notice. Pregnancy hormones can sometimes overload the liver, and this blocks the flow of digestive
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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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Placental Abruption

By JustMommies staff

An uncommon, but very serious complication in pregnancy is called placental abruption or Abruptio Placenta. This condition requires immediate medical attention. After an egg is fertilized in the fallopian tube, it travels down to the uterus and implants itself. The uterus provides an environment for
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