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34 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

pregnant belly 34 weeks pregnant Let's learn a bit about when c-sections make sense as you reach 34 weeks.
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39 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

new mom As baby arrives now or very soon, consider some of the things you'll do with baby for the first few weeks.
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C-section Rate is at an All-Time High

By JustMommies staff

HealthDay News reports that the c-section rate in the U.S. has reached an all-time high. According to a new report from HealthGrades, 34 percent of births are now cesarean deliveries. The report based on birth data from 19 states found that the c-section rate rose by 7 percent between 2002 and 2009.
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How many c-sections can you have?

By JustMommies staff

There is no medically established firm answer to the question, How many c-sections can you have? However, most health care providers in the United States agree that for healthy women who have had no complications during prior cesarean deliveries, the procedure can be performed 3-4 times without worry.
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Labor and Childbirth Myths

By JustMommies staff

You’ve been waiting nine long months, and your big day is almost here. But what should be a joyful time of giving birth has become clouded by myths about labor and delivery. How do you know what to believe when you have so many people telling you different things? Here are some of the most common myths
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The Truth About STD's and Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection or disease passed from person to person through sexual contact. In the United States, about 20 million new infections are estimated to occur each year. If you are pregnant and have an STD, you may pass the infection to your baby. Therefore, every woman
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Whoa Mama! Preparing for the Birth of an Extra-Big Baby

By JustMommies staff

Macrosomia is the medical term for a baby that has a well-above-average birth weight. It is usually classified as a baby that weighs between 8 lbs. 13 oz. and 9 lbs. 15 oz. (almost 10 pounds!). Between 1 and 10 percent of all babies born in a given year fall into this category. It is often difficult
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Whoa Mama! Preparing for the Birth of an Extra-Big Baby

By JustMommies staff

Macrosomia is the medical term for a baby that has a well-above-average birth weight. It is usually classified as a baby that weighs between 8 lbs. 13 oz. and 9 lbs. 15 oz. (almost 10 pounds!). Between 1 and 10 percent of all babies born in a given year fall into this category. It is often difficult
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Whoa Mama! Preparing for the Birth of an Extra-Big Baby

By JustMommies staff

Macrosomia is the medical term for a baby that has a well-above-average birth weight. It is usually classified as a baby that weighs between 8 lbs. 13 oz. and 9 lbs. 15 oz. (almost 10 pounds!). Between 1 and 10 percent of all babies born in a given year fall into this category. It is often difficult
» Read more