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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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Hypnobirthing – What Is It, and How Can I Do It?

By JustMommies staff

Mention childbirth to just about anyone – man or woman – and the first association you will probably conjure is “pain.” But according to practitioners of “hypnobirthing,” pain does not have to be part of the process at all. Hypnobirthing is an alternative birthing method based on the philosophy
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Inducing Labor: What Happens During Labor Induction

By JustMommies staff

For most pregnancies there is no need to “induce” labor, which means to move it forward through artificial means. But there are some situations in which doctors will call for induction because waiting for labor to happen on its own might not be safe for the baby or the mother. Some reasons for inducing
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Kids in the Delivery Room

By JustMommies staff

Having your older children with you in the delivery room while you give birth is not such a radical idea. Not too many generations ago, babies were born at home with the help of a family doctor or midwife, and childbirth was simply a fact of life for older siblings. In the middle of the last century,
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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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Labor Cake - Chocolate Cake to Induce Labor?

By JustMommies staff

Well, we’ve heard of it all but chocolate cake to bring on labor? Sounds yummy so why not? This labor inducing recipe sprouted life somewhere on the internet. Moms are always looking for different things to try and this recipe is a lot more appealing than a castor oil and O.J. shake. How does it
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"Labor Inducing" Cookie Recipe

By JustMommies staff

A lot of moms start hunting for ideas to naturally induce labor when they get to the end of pregnancy. You may have heard that taking a ride on a bumpy road, walking, or sex may help to bring on labor, but what other natural things can you try? Some moms swear that ginger can jump start your labor.
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Labor Inducing Salad

By JustMommies staff

Waiting for labor to start can be nerve wracking. During the last few weeks every twinge, cramp, or trickle can make a woman wonder is this it? It's during these moments that pregnant moms may start thinking about ways to get labor going. They might not desire a medical induction, but they might want
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Losing Your Mucous Plug

By JustMommies staff

What is the mucous plug (or mucus plug)? The mucous plug is a collection of cervical mucus that seals the opening of the cervix. It keeps bacteria and infection from entering into the cervix, providing a protective barrier for the developing baby. What does the mucous plug look like? Some women describe
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Macaroni & Cheese with A1 Steak Sauce to Induce Labor

By JustMommies staff

We know what you’re thinking. Who would purposely eat macaroni and cheese with A1 sauce? A pregnant woman desperate to get her baby to come out, of course. We know this recipe isn’t the best tasting recipe out there but hey you know what they say “don’t knock it until you tried it”. Right?
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