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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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Progesterone (P17) Shots to Prevent Premature Labor

By JustMommies staff

A baby is considered premature if he is born before 37 weeks. According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 8 births are considered premature or preterm. There are a few things that put a woman at higher risk of going into labor prematurely. These include a diagnosis of incompetent cervix, uterine abnormalities,
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Progesterone (P17) Shots to Prevent Premature Labor

By JustMommies staff

A baby is considered premature if he is born before 37 weeks. According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 8 births are considered premature or preterm. There are a few things that put a woman at higher risk of going into labor prematurely. These include a diagnosis of incompetent cervix, uterine abnormalities,
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Retained Placenta

By JustMommies staff

A retained placenta occurs when all or part of the placenta remains inside the uterus after child birth. Normally the placenta is delivered within minutes to an hour after child birth. For some women, the placenta doe not deliver naturally and must be physically removed. There are three main types of
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Retained Placenta

By JustMommies staff

A retained placenta occurs when all or part of the placenta remains inside the uterus after child birth. Normally the placenta is delivered within minutes to an hour after child birth. For some women, the placenta doe not deliver naturally and must be physically removed. There are three main types of
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Shoulder Dystocia

By JustMommies staff

Do you find yourself mulling over the "what if" emergency situations that might happen during childbirth? Luckily, obstetrical emergencies occur in only seven percent of 1,000 live births in the United States. And, even less common is the complication called shoulder dystocia, an obstruction that happens
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Shoulder Dystocia

By JustMommies staff

Do you find yourself mulling over the "what if" emergency situations that might happen during childbirth? Luckily, obstetrical emergencies occur in only seven percent of 1,000 live births in the United States. And, even less common is the complication called shoulder dystocia, an obstruction that happens
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Signs of Labor

By JustMommies staff

As you approach the last weeks of pregnancy, you may wonder when labor will begin, whether symptoms you may be having could be the start of labor, and when you should call your doctor or head to the hospital. There will be many signals your body will give you to let you know you are preparing for labor.
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Signs Your Water Broke

By JustMommies staff

A pregnant woman feeling her water break. When the amniotic sac weakens toward the end of pregnancy, it may break and release fluid -- a sign that labor is about to start.
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Six Reasons Not to Give Birth on Your Back

By JustMommies staff

The famous hospital bed on wheels with the angry laboring mother lying down screaming through contractions, or semi-sitting half up is one scene we have all seen played out. Laboring while on your back is the most popular position depicted in movies, television and even hospital birthing guides. Women
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