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35 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

pregnant woman with heart 35 weeks pregnant As you reach week 35, consider your birth plan and what you want from the labor experience.
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36 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

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You are inching your way closer to your estimated due date. This week is your thirty-sixth week of pregnancy. As the days go by you may be starting to wonder if you are ever going to actually have your baby. You may be analyzing every cramp, ache or feeling of wetness. In this week’s newsletter we
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8 Ways to Speed Up Labor

Prodromal labor, or pre-labor, is the body’s way of preparing for birth. When a woman experiences prodromal
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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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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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Contractions After Sex

By JustMommies staff

If you are heading into the last week or two of pregnancy, you may be trying anything and everything to get labor started including having sex. Sex is one of those things that everyone tells you will get labor started but it doesn’t work for everyone. It may bring on contractions for some, but for
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Contractions After Sex

By JustMommies staff

If you are heading into the last week or two of pregnancy, you may be trying anything and everything to get labor started including having sex. Sex is one of those things that everyone tells you will get labor started but it doesn’t work for everyone. It may bring on contractions for some, but for
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False Labor or the Real Deal? How to Know if You Are in Labor

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As their due dates approach, many expectant moms are fooled by “false labor.” They can get contractions that seem like the real thing—occurring closer together and appearing to grow more intense or painful. But, if the contractions do not cause dilation of the cervix, then they are false. So, how
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Natural Ways to Strengthen Labor Contractions

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Having a baby can be hard and painful, but it can also be incredibly empowering, especially if you progress your body’s ability to give birth naturally. Natural methods of inducing, aiding and easing contractions aren’t for everyone. But if you are in search of natural ways to help labor along and
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Timing Contractions

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When the body is ready, usually between 38 and 42 weeks gestation, it releases hormones that cause the uterus to contract. Contractions help dilate and thin the cervix so your baby can be born. It also helps push the baby through the birth canal. Braxton Hicks Contractions Every woman is different, but
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