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Incompetent Cervix: What it Means, What You Can Do

By JustMommies staff

While your baby is growing inside your uterus, it presses down on the opening to the uterus known as the cervix. Some women suffer from a weakened cervix during pregnancy, a condition known as an “incompetent cervix.” Although some women take issue with the term “incompetent” – and there’s
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Itching During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Many expectant moms find that as their bellies expand and the skin stretches, they begin to experience bouts of itchiness. If this happens to you, take heart in knowing that there are ways to relieve the itching (and in some cases, stop it altogether). Here are simple methods to soothe or stop the itching:
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IUGR: Intrauterine Growth Restriction

If you've never been diagnosed with Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR), chances are you don't know what it is. IUGR is a condition that occurs during pregnancy when an unborn baby is not growing at a normal rate. Although some babies are simply small (not related to IUGR), pregnant women with IUGR
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Listeria and Pregnancy

Your health is of the utmost importance when you're pregnant. Your body is working overtime to support not only yourself, but also your baby's developing body. It's commonly known that pregnant moms should be very careful about what they eat. Everything from certain seafood to moldy cheeses is off-limits.
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Low Amniotic Fluid (Oligohydramnios)

Ultrasound photograph of a baby low amniotic fluid Amniotic fluid provides cushioning and nourishment for your baby. Read more here to learn about what low amniotic fluid means.
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Low Progesterone during Pregnancy

When you're pregnant, your body experiences an influx of raging hormones. Depending on what the hormone of the day is, you may feel nauseated, angry, aroused, depressed, exhausted and a number of other wonderful feelings. Progesterone is a naturally-occurring hormone that already exists in your body.
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Managing Gestational Diabetes

By Rebecca Pillar

Most women find that as soon as they find out they are pregnant, they start watching everything they put into their body. They drink more water, make healthier food choices and just overall take better care of themselves. Depending on your doctor or midwife, somewhere between 12 and 20 weeks gestation,
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Melasma: Mask of Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

You're thrilled that you're expecting, but are noticing changes in your skin tone that you weren't expecting? Perhaps you're not pregnant and you're taking birth control pills-but there are dark patches on your skin. Maybe you don't fit either of these scenarios, yet your face has brown patches on it.
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Migraine Headaches During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Headaches are very common during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Women with a history of migraines may find that they have less migraines during pregnancy. Some women, however, have more frequent migraines during pregnancy. There are also women who have never had a migraine before that
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Molar Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Molar pregnancy, also referred to as Hydatidiform Mole, occurs when something goes wrong during conception. Ideally, conception occurs when 1 sperm from a male fertilizes 1 egg from a female. The fertilization causes an amazing fusion of genetic material from the father and mother to create a new person.
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