it ok to pump when pg?!

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Registered: 09-09-2006 it ok to pump when pg?!
Thu, 07-16-2009 - 7:45pm

Hi, all -

I found out last week that we're pregnant with #4 (surprise!)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 07-16-2009 - 7:59pm

Many mothers have breastfed and pumped through a healthy pregnancy. The concern comes up b/c the stimulation to the nipples releases oxytocin which is the hormone that causes uterine contractions. However, the uterus will usually not contract enough to cause a miscarriage unless there is a tendency toward pre-term labor. The uterus contracts throughout pregnancy as it grows. If a woman is vulnerable to preterm labor her doctor would likely want her to avoid all the activities that release oxytocin including

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Registered: 08-13-2005
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 3:01pm

hi there,