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False Labor or the Real Deal? How to Know if You Are in Labor

By Laura Leavitt

pregnant woman having contraction There are some signs that can help you know if you are going into labor.
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Five Reasons to Skip the Birth Plan and Go With the Flow

By Laura Leavitt

pregnant mom looking at ultrasound Sometimes, in-the-moment decisions are the best.
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Incompetent Cervix: What it Means, What You Can Do

By Laura Leavitt

woman getting ultrasound You can get some help if weakening has occurred.
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Kids in the Delivery Room

By Laura Leavitt

children with pregnant woman and partner kids in the delivery room Decide how your child will be involved in your next birth.
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Labor and Childbirth Myths

By Laura Leavitt

woman laboring in birth pool There aren't a lot of definite facts about your labor - it is different for many different women.
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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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Natural Ways to Induce Labor

By JustMommies staff

As you reach the end of your pregnancy, you may begin looking for natural ways to induce labor. Please keep in mind that you should not use any of these methods until you are past your due date. No method is guaranteed to work. Even drugs like pitocin do not always work at inducing labor. If your baby
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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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Signs of Labor

By Teresa Redmond

When it's getting close, it's a good idea to know the signs of labor.
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Signs Your Water Broke

By Patty Malowney

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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