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Hi I am 35 1/2 weeks pregnant and new to the site looking for mommies to chat with and blogs to read from women around same gestational age. This is my 2nd baby my son is 6 and I just feel like everything is different this time.......At my 20 week u/s they found 2 choroid plexus cysts and although the cysts are bow gone and at 30 Weeks the u/s was perfect I still worry all the time. I am almost 36 weeks bow and instead if joy I feel fear most of the time. Looking for insight and kind words and ...

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Postpartum Contraception??

I struggled to decide which method of contraception to use after my first pregnancy, which compelled me to dedicate my career to helping women make informed decisions about birth control. I'm now working with a team from Dartmouth College to design a simple information sheet for women, including pregnant or postpartum women and mothers to support them in choosing which birth control best suits them. If you are a woman aged 15-45 years who use (or are interested in learning about) contrac...

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peeling skin on hands and feet?

I just had my first baby 6 weeks ago. About two weeks ago, I started having bizarre skin problems. My hands and feet are peeling like crazy! My hands have peeled several layers, and are far from done. My fingertips are cracked and raw, and all the normal skin lines on my fingers are extra deep. My hands are super dry. I put good lotions and oils on all the time, but it only helps relieve the dryness for a short time. It might not be pregnancy related, but I thought maybe it is and that I...

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Supermodel uses debut film to push maternal health

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What to Expect After Labor: 7 Things Nobody Told You

While plenty of books (and strangers on the street) are ready to tell you all of the (sometimes horrifying)
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Postpartum Care

By JustMommies staff

Giving birth to a new baby is one of the most beautiful moments in a woman's life, but it's almost one of the most traumatic natural occurrences that her body can go through. You'll be monitored closely by your doctor, nurses or midwife in the initial postpartum phase, to make sure there are no complications.
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Childbirth Grief: When Childbirth Doesn't Go the Way You Planned It

By Tina Payne Bryson

Many of us dream of the day we’ll have a baby. We know that delivery will be painful and challenging, but we expect it to be miraculous. We also expect that we’ll be able to plan and decide how our childbirth will happen. But often, the whole experience doesn’t go according to plan. And when
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Mommy Myths: The Skinny On Postnatal Fitness

By Mary Beth Knight

Any mother knows that moms need muscle! As chief fitness director for StrollerFit and mommymuscle, it’s my job to help moms regain their pre-pregnancy bodies while building the energy and strength they need to care for their families. I know it’s hard to fit exercise in between everything else you
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Signs of Postpartum Depression

Irritability, tearfulness, and mood swings are very common after giving birth. Up to 80% of women experience
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Low Sex Drive After Childbirth - Losing that Loving Feeling

By Nancy Da Silva

The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyous occasion. It’s supposed to bring couples together because their love has been cemented in this very tangible form. However, many women soon discover that once the baby is brought home and in the days, weeks and even months that follow, their libido seems
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Paternity Leave

By JustMommies staff

We often talk about the time that moms need with their new babies in those first early months, but it’s important to remember that dads need time for bonding too. Although there are laws that allow dads to take time off from work to be with their new babies, those rights are often quite limited. Dads-to-be
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A Key to Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss: Sleep!

By JustMommies staff

Besides diet and exercise, a key factor to post-pregnancy weight loss is getting enough sleep, according to researchers. HealthDay reported on a new study done by scientists from Kaiser Permanente out of Oakland, CA, which found that women who slept five hours a night or less were three times more likely
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Brooke Burke: How I Got that Pre-Baby Body Back!

By Paulette Cohn

Photo by Richard Hume Brooke Burke has had four babies and has never looked better! Read on for the key to her svelte success: the post-partum belly wrap! When Brooke Burke won the disco-ball trophy as the champion of last season's "Dancing with the Stars," she was in the best shape of her life, but
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The Baby Blues

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care I remember when I was lying in my hospital bed after the birth of my fourth child, Coleton. I had endured a full day of labor and a difficult delivery (who says the fourth one comes easily?), and I was tired beyond explanation. After the relief of seeing
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