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Pain Relief during Labor

By JustMommies staff

Child birth is a completely natural process, and so is the pain that typically accompanies labor. Pain relief options during labor range from natural methods, which can ease but not eliminate the pain, to an epidural or spinal pain medicine that eliminates a majority of the pain. Note the word "majority;"
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Paternity Leave

By JustMommies staff

We often talk about the time that moms need with their new babies in those first early months, but it’s important to remember that dads need time for bonding too. Although there are laws that allow dads to take time off from work to be with their new babies, those rights are often quite limited. Dads-to-be
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Paternity Leave

By JustMommies staff

We often talk about the time that moms need with their new babies in those first early months, but it’s important to remember that dads need time for bonding too. Although there are laws that allow dads to take time off from work to be with their new babies, those rights are often quite limited. Dads-to-be
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Paying for Fertility Treatments

By JustMommies staff

Fertility treatments like IVF and IUI are unfortunately rather expensive. For the ten percent of couples dealing with infertility, the astounding price of fertility treatments may make the dream of parenthood seem out of reach. The average cost for just one cycle of IVF is about $12,400 according to
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Pelvic Over-Flexibility in Pregnancy? Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

By JustMommies staff

As a woman progresses through her pregnancy, she may experience a loosening in her pelvic joints. This is the body's way of naturally preparing the body for childbirth, and the passage of a baby through the birth canal. The pelvis is a circular bone located about six inches below the navel. The left
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Pelvic Over-Flexibility in Pregnancy? Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

By JustMommies staff

As a woman progresses through her pregnancy, she may experience a loosening in her pelvic joints. This is the body's way of naturally preparing the body for childbirth, and the passage of a baby through the birth canal. The pelvis is a circular bone located about six inches below the navel. The left
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Period's late, but negative home pregnancy test: Could I be pregnant?

By JustMommies staff

Your period is late, you're having pregnancy symptoms, but you are still getting a negative pregnancy test. Could you still be pregnant? If you're not pregnant, why is your period late and what should you do about it? Negative pregnancy test, but no period - Could I still be pregnant? Absolutely! It
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Period's late, but negative home pregnancy test: Could I be pregnant?

By JustMommies staff

Your period is late, you're having pregnancy symptoms, but you are still getting a negative pregnancy test. Could you still be pregnant? If you're not pregnant, why is your period late and what should you do about it? Negative pregnancy test, but no period - Could I still be pregnant? Absolutely! It
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Pineapples to Induce Labor

By JustMommies staff

Most tropical fruits such as pineapples, mango, papaya, and kiwi contain proteolytic enzymes, enzymes which break down protein and are thought to have certain medicinal properties. Pineapples have been used as an anti-inflammatory, digestive aid, diuretic, and also to induce labor. Bromelain, a type
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Pitocin: A Controversial Childbirth Topic

By JustMommies staff

Pitocin is a man made synthetic drug form of Oxytocin, a hormone made in the body that causes the uterus to contract. Doctors generally use Pitocin to start labor and speed up the labor process. Pitocin is also used to help the body expel the placenta or stop heavy bleeding. Natural Labor Progression:
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