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Planning a VBAC After 2 or More C-Sections

By JustMommies staff

Once a cesarean, always a cesarean? Not necessarily. While that may have been the standard medical practice for great-grandma, more and more women are exploring and conquering the world of VBACs every year. VBAC stands for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. They may not be for everyone, but surgically intervening
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PPROM: Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes

By JustMommies staff

If you’re expecting, you may wonder when your water will break, where you’ll be, and if it will happen unexpectedly or too early. Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM) is a condition that happens during pregnancy when the membranes of the amniotic sac break at least an hour before labor starts. If
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PPROM: Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes

By JustMommies staff

If you’re expecting, you may wonder when your water will break, where you’ll be, and if it will happen unexpectedly or too early. Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM) is a condition that happens during pregnancy when the membranes of the amniotic sac break at least an hour before labor starts. If
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PPROM: Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes

By JustMommies staff

If you’re expecting, you may wonder when your water will break, where you’ll be, and if it will happen unexpectedly or too early. Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM) is a condition that happens during pregnancy when the membranes of the amniotic sac break at least an hour before labor starts. If
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Precipitous Labor

By JustMommies staff

“Express delivery” can sometimes take on a new meaning for some expectant moms. If you’re pregnant, are you wondering if your labor will be speedy? Are you curious about whether a quick labor is unusual? Labor is considered “fast” or “precipitous” when it lasts three hours or less, and
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Pregnancy Pizza to Induce Labor

By JustMommies staff

Once upon a time at a pizza restaurant in California, a woman walked into the restaurant and asked for a pizza that would put her into labor. The manager, not knowing quite what to do, came up with a pizza to serve her. It had everything under the sun loaded up on it and what do you know? It actually
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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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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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Pressure Points to Induce Labor

By Rebecca Pillar

Many women find themselves, as their due dates draw near, searching for ways to jump start labor. There are many “wives’ tales” going around such as castor oil and walking, but there are alternatives. What is acupressure? An age-old practice, stemming from Asia, is acupressure. Acupressure is derived
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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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