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Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy

When you're not pregnant, you can take just about any pill, wear any patch or chew any gum. However, everything changes once you conceive. Quitting smoking is a huge step toward a greater level of health and wellness--for both you and your baby. Choosing not to quit can have grave impacts like stillbirth,
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The Diabetic Diet During Pregnancy: 6 Tips for Keeping Your Blood Sugar Down

By JustMommies staff

According to the CDC, as many as 9% of women will develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. Hormones released by the placenta are believed to interfere with the action of insulin in the mother. While the woman is producing
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Pregnancy Rhinitis: What You Should Know

No matter how beautiful and meaningful pregnancy can be, there's no denying the physical difficulties that accompany it for most women. It's no wonder that mothers are revered for their strength worldwide! It takes incredible strength just to endure the journey between conception and motherhood. One
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Planning a VBAC After 2 or More C-Sections

By JustMommies staff

Once a cesarean, always a cesarean? Not necessarily. While that may have been the standard medical practice for great-grandma, more and more women are exploring and conquering the world of VBACs every year. VBAC stands for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. They may not be for everyone, but surgically intervening
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IUGR: Intrauterine Growth Restriction

If you've never been diagnosed with Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR), chances are you don't know what it is. IUGR is a condition that occurs during pregnancy when an unborn baby is not growing at a normal rate. Although some babies are simply small (not related to IUGR), pregnant women with IUGR
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Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

There are a lot of perks to growing older. Your car insurance costs will go down. You'll probably be able to afford more of life's luxuries. You'll have spent some time getting to know yourself, so your self-confidence is probably much higher than it was in your 20s. Most women view growing older with
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Listeria and Pregnancy

Your health is of the utmost importance when you're pregnant. Your body is working overtime to support not only yourself, but also your baby's developing body. It's commonly known that pregnant moms should be very careful about what they eat. Everything from certain seafood to moldy cheeses is off-limits.
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Low Progesterone during Pregnancy

When you're pregnant, your body experiences an influx of raging hormones. Depending on what the hormone of the day is, you may feel nauseated, angry, aroused, depressed, exhausted and a number of other wonderful feelings. Progesterone is a naturally-occurring hormone that already exists in your body.
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Molar Pregnancy: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

By Audrey Morris

A molar pregnancy is a benign uterine growth that occurs when a sperm fertilizes an egg empty of genetic information. Though the growth itself is benign, complications can arise, and the growth should be treated quickly. Molar pregnancies occur in about one out of every 1,000 to 1,500 pregnancies, and
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Fetal Distress During Labor

By JustMommies staff

Both excitement and apprehension may be rising as your baby's birth date draws near. Knowing what to expect can help you and your birth coach adjust to sudden changes that can occur in the birthing room, such as "fetal distress." This term means that the baby may have an abnormal heart rate or that his
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