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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

When you are pregnant, it is a joyful time for you and your family, and it is not a time when you necessarily want to think about pregnancy complications. But high blood pressure during pregnancy is one of those issues that you must take seriously and monitor carefully. If you are diagnosed with high
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Danger Signs in Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Below are a list of signs and symptoms you should be aware of during pregnancy. Should you experience any of these you should consult with your health care provider for further advice. Danger Sign Possible Causes Sudden gush of fluid from vagina Premature rupture of the membranes Vaginal bleeding Abrupted
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Incompetent Cervix: What it Means, What You Can Do

By JustMommies staff

While your baby is growing inside your uterus, it presses down on the opening to the uterus known as the cervix. Some women suffer from a weakened cervix during pregnancy, a condition known as an “incompetent cervix.” Although some women take issue with the term “incompetent” – and there’s
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The Truth About STD's and Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection or disease passed from person to person through sexual contact. In the United States, about 20 million new infections are estimated to occur each year. If you are pregnant and have an STD, you may pass the infection to your baby. Therefore, every woman
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Spotting During Late Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Second and Third Trimester Spotting Preterm labor and placental problems may be the cause of spotting during late pregnancy. Although light spotting may not be as concerning as bright red bleeding, it is still something that warrants a phone call to your doctor or midwife. Common Causes of Spotting During
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Breech Baby - What Can You do if Your Baby is Breech

By JustMommies staff

According to the American Pregnancy Association, every 1 out of 25 full-term births end up being a breech birth. As a woman’s due date approaches, many babies become settled head down in a woman’s pelvis. When a baby is in any position besides head down, this is called a breech presentation. Breech
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Teen Pregnancy Rate on the Rise in 2006

By JustMommies staff

According to a new report from the CDC, the teen birth rate has gone up for the first time in 14 years. The teen birth rate rose from 40.5 live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 years in 2005 to 41.9 births per 1,000 in 2006. This is a 3 percent increase and the first increase in teen births since
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Demanding Jobs Linked to Premature Labor

By JustMommies staff

A new study found on Reuters has discovered a link between demanding jobs and pregnancy outcomes. According the study, women who worked physically demanding jobs, long hours, shift work, or temporary jobs were at higher risk of having a baby born prematurely or born at a low birth weight. Researchers
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CVS Test During Pregnancy Linked to Infantile Hemangiomas

By JustMommies staff

Reuters reports that women who had CVS testing done during pregnancy may have a higher risk of having a baby born with an infantile hemangioma. CVS or Chorionic villus sampling is a test that is done in early pregnancy to screen for genetic birth defects like Down Syndrome. Dr. Lewis B Holmes of Massachusetts
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Dizziness During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

During pregnancy, it is common for a woman to feel dizzy. Some causes of dizziness are laying flat on your back, not eating enough, anemia, orthostatic hypertension, and fatigue. When a pregnant woman lies flat on her back, the enlarged uterus may press on the vena cava. The vena cava is a large vein
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