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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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Hyperemesis Gravidarum

By JustMommies staff

Many pregnant women experience at least some symptoms of nausea and/or vomiting during their pregnancy. This is referred to as “morning sickness” although it can occur at any time of the day. There is no exact cause for morning sickness but many doctors believe morning sickness may be triggered by
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Cramping During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Cramping during pregnancy can be very concerning to a pregnant mother. Cramping can be mild to severe. Cramps can be a signal of a problem or just another sign of a stretching and growing uterus. The question then arises, should I be concerned about cramping? We hope to clarify some of the common causes
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Low Amniotic Fluid (Oligohydramnios)

By Laura Leavitt

Amniotic fluid provides cushioning and nourishment for your baby. Read more here to learn about what low amniotic fluid means.
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Managing Gestational Diabetes

By Laura Leavitt

While it can be a pain, gestational diabetes can be controlled with help from great food and doctor's advice.
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Placenta Previa Symptoms and Treatment

By Laura Leavitt

Learn about placenta previa and the risks involved with it.
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Preeclampsia (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension)

By Laura Leavitt

Learn more about this pregnancy-related condition.
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Preterm Labor

By JustMommies staff

Preterm labor is a fear of many expectant mothers. Preterm labor is defined as labor that occurs after 20 weeks but before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Certain women are at greater risk for premature labor. Below is a list of risk factors for preterm labor and a list of symptoms of preterm labor. Risks for
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Too Much Amniotic Fluid (Polyhydramnios)

By Laura Leavitt

Your baby needs the cushion of amniotic fluid.
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