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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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Braxton Hicks Contractions

By JustMommies staff

Braxton Hicks contractions are the irregular intermittent contractions that occur during pregnancy. They typically begin around the 20th week of pregnancy, but may begin earlier for women who have had previous pregnancies. Braxton Hicks contractions are described by some as a tightening feeling. Some
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Belly Casting

By Maria T. Pepin

Are you looking for a fun way to capture the shape of your pregnant body? While taking photos or videos will do the trick… consider belly casting. It is truly a unique and easy way to commemorate the miracle of life. A 3D belly cast is made from plaster and shows off an expecting mom’s beautiful
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Shortness of Breath During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

As your pregnancy progresses, you may find yourself short of breath. Shortness of breath typically begins before the twentieth week of pregnancy and continues into the third trimester. You may find you have to rest more frequently during physical activity. Shortness of breath during pregnancy is usually
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Swelling During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

As you reach your second trimester, you may be starting to notice swelling of your feet and ankles. Edema is the medical term for swelling and primarily occurs in the lower extremities during pregnancy, but sometimes in the fingers and hands as well. While it is expected to have some swelling during
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Leukorrhea: What Is It, What Does It Mean?

By JustMommies staff

If you’re pregnant, you’ve more than likely experienced some heavy vaginal discharge. Leukorrhea is the scary-sounding term for excessive vaginal discharge that occurs frequently during pregnancy. But don’t be put off by the term – leukorrhea is generally more inconvenient than threatening. Leukorrhea
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Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the rectum. During pregnancy, your growing baby puts pressure on these veins causing them to expand and dilate. You may notice hemorrhoids during pregnancy or sometimes they will make their appearance during the pushing phase of labor. Hemorrhoids can be irritating,
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Back Pain in Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Back pain is very common during pregnancy. The curvature of your spine and your center of gravity shift as you baby and belly grow bigger. These changes put stress on your back leading to pain and discomfort. Using good postore and keeping to a sensible weight gain can help prevent backache. What can
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Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

You’re a pregnant mom, calmly getting ready for bed and brushing your teeth, when all of a sudden you notice blood in your mouth. Of course you’ve been told to watch out for blood during your pregnancy – but you didn’t expect to see it coming out of your mouth. Is this a cause for concern, or
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Fun Belly Painting Ideas

By JustMommies staff

Maybe it’s never even occurred to you; or maybe you’ve been dying to do it ever since you got pregnant. Either way, belly painting can be a fun way to express yourself when you have a beautiful, round baby belly. Belly painting is an activity that is quickly becoming more popular, but it’s not
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Fighting Pregnancy Fatigue

By JustMommies staff

For many women, fatigue is a constant complaint during pregnancy. And when you think about all that your body has to do during those nine months – namely, form and nurture another human being – it’s no wonder you aren’t even more fatigued. But whether you’re feeling a little slow, kind of weary,
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