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First ultrasound!

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Due Date Club of September 2018

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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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Rh Negative Blood and Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

You are probably somewhat familiar with blood types. Your mom may have told you that you were O+ or B-, etc. Blood is grouped into A, B, AB, or O and also by the Rh factor, either negative or positive. Most people are Rh positive. This means they have an antigen on their red blood cells for the Rh factor.
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Round Ligament Pain in Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Ouch! What was that? You feel a sharp, shooting pain in your abdomen. You may wonder if this is the start of labor or perhaps your baby kicked you real hard. Whatever it was, you hope it goes away. This sharp shooting pain is most likely the result of round ligament pain. Round ligament pain is a common
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Round Ligament Pain in Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Ouch! What was that? You feel a sharp, shooting pain in your abdomen. You may wonder if this is the start of labor or perhaps your baby kicked you real hard. Whatever it was, you hope it goes away. This sharp shooting pain is most likely the result of round ligament pain. Round ligament pain is a common
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Running During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Most moms who enjoyed exercising before they got pregnant will continue to want to do so throughout their pregnancy. Exercising while pregnant can be a great way to keep your weight gain under control and stay in good physical shape for the demands of delivery and your post-partum recovery. However,
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Saunas, Hot Tubs & Hot Baths During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Sitting in a sauna or hot tub might seem like the perfect antidote for pregnancy aches and pains, but the medical truth is that pregnant women should stay out of saunas and hot tubs. The high temperatures in those environments can raise core body temperature, which could be dangerous for expectant mothers
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Sciatic Pain During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

When you’re pregnant, you may experience a range of discomforts because of the additional weight that your growing uterus puts on your back and legs. Some women complain of sciatic nerve pain in their legs during pregnancy, which can range from uncomfortable to extremely painful. What exactly is sciatic
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Sciatic Pain During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

When you’re pregnant, you may experience a range of discomforts because of the additional weight that your growing uterus puts on your back and legs. Some women complain of sciatic nerve pain in their legs during pregnancy, which can range from uncomfortable to extremely painful. What exactly is sciatic
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Seafood and Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Seafood – edible freshwater fish and shellfish – offers many nutritional benefits. It’s high in protein, low in saturated fats and is rich in healthful omega-3 fatty acids. When you’re pregnant, seafood should be part of your diet, but there are some important factors to keep in mind when including
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Sex During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for you and your partner as you celebrate all of the amazing changes in your growing body. But for many couples, fears and superstitions about sex during pregnancy hold them back from sharing the ultimate physical expression of joy. Is sex during pregnancy really safe, and
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