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Placenta Accreta

By JustMommies staff

If you're in the second trimester of your pregnancy and experiencing spotting or clots, your ob-gyn may say to "wait and see" whether the placenta moves up from your cervix, which might indicate you have placenta accreta. However, if your symptoms occur in the third trimester, your doctor might be more
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Placenta Encapsulation: Instructions, Benefits, and Reasons to Give it a Try

By JustMommies staff

You may have heard of placentophagia (or eating the placenta) thanks to celebrities like Tom Cruise, who in 2006 reportedly planned to consume his partner Katie Holmes' placenta, and more recently, January Jones, who told People that she took vitamins and placenta capsules after giving birth to give
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Placental Abruption

By JustMommies staff

An uncommon, but very serious complication in pregnancy is called placental abruption or Abruptio Placenta. This condition requires immediate medical attention. After an egg is fertilized in the fallopian tube, it travels down to the uterus and implants itself. The uterus provides an environment for
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Placenta Previa Symptoms and Treatment

image of pregnant woman placenta previa Learn about placenta previa and the risks involved with it.
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Planning a Baby Sprinkle

By JustMommies staff

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate having your second or later child, but understand that throwing another shower may be inappropriate, opting for a trendy "Baby Sprinkle" may be just the middle ground you're searching for. What is a Baby Sprinkle? A sprinkle, instead of a shower, is a smaller,
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Planning a Home Birth

By JustMommies staff

By Nancy Da Silva Women used to have babies at home. As recent as only a few decades ago, it was not uncommon to hear a grandmother who’d lived in the same house for sixty years claim that all of her children had been born in the upstairs bedroom. Then with the innovations and improvements in science
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Planning a Successful VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)

By JustMommies staff

Many women who have had a previous cesarean birth question whether or not they should have a repeat c-section or try for a vaginal birth. Most women who have had cesareans can have vaginal births with their following pregnancies. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists "Of
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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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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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PMS or Pregnancy Symptoms?

By JustMommies staff

One of the most maddening things while you are trying to conceive is staying patient during the “two-week wait” (the gap of time between ovulation and when you would normally expect your menstrual period to begin). Chances are you’re feeling nervous, anxious, agitated, and you want to know whether
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