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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 JustMommies staff

Amniotic Fluid Amniotic fluid surrounds your baby in the uterus. In the first trimester amniotic fluid is produced by the mom’s circulatory system and is primarily made up of water. After the first trimester, your baby will begin to breath and swallow amniotic fluid. This helps to support the development
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Managing Gestational Diabetes

By Rebecca Pillar

Most women find that as soon as they find out they are pregnant, they start watching everything they put into their body. They drink more water, make healthier food choices and just overall take better care of themselves. Depending on your doctor or midwife, somewhere between 12 and 20 weeks gestation,
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Placenta Previa Symptoms and Treatment

By JustMommies staff

What is placenta previa? If you've heard the word, you have probably figured out just from the word alone that it has something to do with the placenta. You are exactly right. Placenta previa occurs when the placenta attaches in the lower portion of the uterus instead of in the normal position in the
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Preeclampsia (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension)

By JustMommies staff

Preeclampsia is a common disorder that only occurs during or directly after pregnancy. This disorder not only affects the pregnant mother, it affects the unborn baby too. What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is sometimes also referred to as “pregnancy induced hypertension.” Developing around 20 weeks
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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 JustMommies staff

A baby growing in its mother’s uterus is surrounded by a sac containing amniotic fluid, which serves several vital functions. The fluid protectively cushions the developing fetus, helps to prevent infection and maintain a constant temperature inside the womb, gives the baby room to move around, which
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Slow Rising hCG Levels

By Rebecca Pillar

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or hCG is more commonly known as “the Pregnancy Hormone” – unless hCG is injected into the body or taken in a pill form, the only way hCG can be found in a woman’s body is when she is pregnant. HCG is produced by a growing placenta and can be detected by a urine
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Strep Throat During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Ouch! There’s nothing worse than being sick with a sore throat when you’re pregnant and already feeling crummy. If you suspect you might have strep throat during pregnancy, the first rule of thumb is to take care of yourself, and the second rule is to relax – it should not hurt the baby. While
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