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2009 Playroom

head down already??? is this normal?

I'm really really sorry if someone has posted this already, but I've looked through alot of threads and I can't find a post with an awnser to this question so here's my own very first post! ^_^ I'm 31 weeks pregnant today (yay me! lol) but my midwife said that my son is already in the head down position. I didn't think of it until after I left the office but... isn't it too early for him to be "locked and loaded"? And I'm concerned about sitting the wrong way- what if I hurt his little head o...

2011 Playroom

Awesome in the third trimester: belly painting

Here's something awesome to do in the third trimester (you know, even though we're miserable) - belly painting! Here's an article about it on JM: Anyone planning on doing belly painting? What are you gonna paint?...

2011 Playroom

Awesome in the third trimester: Maternity Pics!

I always equate the third trimester with the time to take maternity pics. Anyone getting professional pics taken? Anyone with pics to share?...

2011 Playroom

Anyone else getting "You're not gonna make it that long" comments?

Maybe it's just me and the way I carry my babies, but it's starting again... People are telling me they don't think I'm going to make it until August 21st. Which basically means, GIRL, you have a big ol' preggo belly! Dalton was born on his due date and these comments started at around the same time with him....

February 2016 Playroom

High Thyroid TSH Level In Third Trimester

I was having thyroid since 2 years and was under the 37.5 mg dosage of LevoThyroxine. I knew that in pregnancy the thyroid levels increase and they increase the dosage too. But since my levels were normal at 8 weeks of pregnancy, I was asked to continue 37.5 mg dosage. I even asked my doctor to re-check my thyroid levels in the between but he brushed it off saying we shall do it at 28 weeks. Now when I did my tests at 28 weeks, I came to know tht my TSH level is 5.7 which is high as the normal ...

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Fetal Development Month by Month

By JustMommies staff

Month 1: Your first month of pregnancy your baby will accomplish many things, first and foremost, conception, fertilization, and implantation. After a woman ovulates, the egg is normally fertilized within 24-48 hours. The single fertilized cell begins to rapidly divide and at this point in time is called
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Ten Old Wives' Tales About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is exciting; it’s hope and fear and the unknown all bundled into one nine-month adventure.
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Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

When you think of varicose veins, what comes to mind? Is it your Great Aunt Cindy with the spidery blue veins popping from her legs? You envisioned yourself pregnant with a glow, but yet one by one you are discovering new nuisances that go along with the joys of pregnancy. Not only are varicose veins
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Heartburn During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

You've begun your second trimester. Morning sickness has passed. You are beginning to get your second wind when bam it hits you - heartburn! Heartburn is a burning sensation that occurs when acidic stomach contents back up into the esophagus. This reflux typically occurs a few hours after meals and is
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Kegel Exercises

By JustMommies staff

Most women have heard about Kegel exercises, but for many, they remain a mystery. What exactly are they, what do they do, and who should do them? Kegel exercises were named after Dr. Arnold Kegel, a physician who developed them in the 1940s to assist women with urinary incontinence. They’re recommended
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Baby Shopping Guide: What You Need & What You Don’t

By JustMommies staff

By Nancy Da Silva Almost from the instant that you learn you are pregnant, you become seized with panic. You look around your house and think about how unprepared you are for this new arrival. You still have months to make your house ready for your baby but all you can see is that right now, you have
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Maternity Leave 101: Planning Your Maternity Leave

By JustMommies staff

By Nancy Da Silva If you’re a member of the work force, as soon as you find out your pregnant, you’re going to have to start thinking about maternity leave. You need to decide how much time you’re going to need versus how much time you’ll be allowed to take off from your work. You may also consider
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Your Third Trimester Guide

By JustMommies staff

Congratulations on entering your third trimester! You’re in the home stretch of an incredible physical and emotional journey for you and your partner. Now is the time to rest up and prepare yourselves for the major event ahead – the birth of your baby – and for all of the exciting milestones to
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Fetal Movements: How often and when should my baby move?

By JustMommies staff

Are you anxiously awaiting your baby's first kick? Or are you concerned that baby should be moving by now? Or do you have a leaping leprechaun in your belly and wondering if that is normal? Fetal movement varies from pregnancy to pregnancy. However, there are certain expectations given for all babies
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Round Ligament Pain in Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Ouch! What was that? You feel a sharp, shooting pain in your abdomen. You may wonder if this is the start of labor or perhaps your baby kicked you real hard. Whatever it was, you hope it goes away. This sharp shooting pain is most likely the result of round ligament pain. Round ligament pain is a common
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