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Premature Labor Risk Factors: Are You at Risk for Premature Labor?

By JustMommies staff

Delivering a premature infant is a very traumatic experience. When we find out we’re pregnant, we plan our lives around the estimated 40 week “incubation” period. There is almost no way possible to prepare yourself mentally and physically for a premature birth. Women who have experienced premature
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Preterm Labor

By JustMommies staff

Preterm labor is a fear of many expectant mothers. Preterm labor is defined as labor that occurs after 20 weeks but before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Certain women are at greater risk for premature labor. Below is a list of risk factors for preterm labor and a list of symptoms of preterm labor. Risks for
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Preterm Labor

By JustMommies staff

Preterm labor is a fear of many expectant mothers. Preterm labor is defined as labor that occurs after 20 weeks but before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Certain women are at greater risk for premature labor. Below is a list of risk factors for preterm labor and a list of symptoms of preterm labor. Risks for
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Signs of Labor

By JustMommies staff

As you approach the last weeks of pregnancy, you may wonder when labor will begin, whether symptoms you may be having could be the start of labor, and when you should call your doctor or head to the hospital. There will be many signals your body will give you to let you know you are preparing for labor.
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Signs Your Water Broke

By JustMommies staff

A pregnant woman feeling her water break. When the amniotic sac weakens toward the end of pregnancy, it may break and release fluid -- a sign that labor is about to start.
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Six Reasons Not to Give Birth on Your Back

By JustMommies staff

The famous hospital bed on wheels with the angry laboring mother lying down screaming through contractions, or semi-sitting half up is one scene we have all seen played out. Laboring while on your back is the most popular position depicted in movies, television and even hospital birthing guides. Women
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Ten Tips for Surviving an Overdue Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Your belly is huge, your due date has passed, and yet little Susie or Johnny has shown no interest in moving out of his or her cozy home. Your due date is calculated by counting forward 280 days from the start of your last menstrual period. Your due date is only an estimate of when your baby should come
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The Pros and Cons to Home Birth

By Maria T. Pepin

As you prepare for birth, one of the choices you will need to make is where to deliver your baby. Women can choose between a hospital, birthing center or the comfort of their own home. It’s a good idea to research each option in advance and make an informed decision. Interestingly, around 16,000 women
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Ultrasound Wars - Finding Out the Gender of Your Baby

By JustMommies staff

baby ultrasound All couples have different feelings about knowing their baby's gender, sometimes even the people in the couple can't agree. Here are some tips for navigating the Ultrasound War.
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Ultrasound Wars - Finding Out the Gender of Your Baby

By JustMommies staff

baby ultrasound All couples have different feelings about knowing their baby's gender, sometimes even the people in the couple can't agree. Here are some tips for navigating the Ultrasound War.
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