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Fetal Development Month by Month

By JustMommies staff

Once you've learned of your pregnancy, planning mode kicks in. Month by month is something new to expect, so why not learn exactly what it is your expecting.
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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

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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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