The emotional side effects of an abortion will vary from one woman to another. Some women report a sense of relief after having an abortion. The reasons for relief also…Read More
Congratulations! You're expecting a baby or you're planning your pregnancy journey. From the time you begin planning your pregnancy to the time you give birth, this section of the American Pregnancy Association website has helpful information that covers all aspects of your pregnancy. This section includes an in-depth look at each trimester of your baby's development, and tips on how to stay healthy all through your pregnancy.
The American Pregnancy Association answers expectant parents' questions on whether it's safe to participate in certain activities or consume certain foods or beverages. We give you a straightforward look at the risks associated with alcohol, caffeine or other things you consume so you can make knowledgeable choices during your pregnancy. This section has resources that help you with your overall wellness and how to manage or alleviate common discomforts associated with pregnancy. We also have great resources for parents who are expecting multiples.
Use the tabs atop each section to narrow down your collection of articles and make the information that is important to you easier to access.
Most clinics will schedule a follow-up appointment with you or encourage you to see your primary doctor after your abortion. It is important to keep your follow-up appointment in order…Read More
Abortion Laws by State State Parental Parental Restrictions on Counseling & State-Funded Notification Consent Late-term Abortions Mandatory Wait Abortions Alabama Operational Operational 24 hours Alaska Enjoined…Read More
The type of abortion procedure used in elective pregnancy termination is primarily determined by how far a woman is into pregnancy. During the first trimester, you will usually have the…Read More
You might have thought that acne problems were all gone when you said goodbye to your teenage years. Unfortunately you might be discovering with with your pregnancy that are you…Read More
After a miscarriage, making the decision to try for another pregnancy can be difficult. It is natural to want to become pregnant again right away after going through the heartache…Read More
Surviving a pregnancy loss can be very difficult. After a miscarriage you may experience a roller coaster of emotions, as well as physical symptoms, as your body recovers. What…Read More
A loss of a child is considered one of the deepest pains, regardless of a child’s age. The pain of what would have been is often the most difficult to…Read More
Now that you have experienced a pregnancy loss you are probably feeling more sadness then you ever thought possible. Having a miscarriage can be very difficult. The emotional impact can…Read More
Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test that may be recommended by your health care provider following an abnormal triple test result. Inherited or genetic concerns lead some parents to choose amniocentesis…Read More
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that most commonly arrives inside the 20s. The good news is there are medications that can help individuals experiencing this mental condition live a…Read More
High cholesterol is usually not a problem for women who are in their childbearing years. Concerns with high cholesterol usually come in later years; however it is possible that elevated…Read More
Autism is a developmental disability that usually appears during the first three years of life. It is a neurological disorder that impacts the normal development of the brain in the…Read More
Approximately 10% – 30% of pregnant women will experience Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) during their pregnancy. Bacterial Vaginosis is caused by an imbalance in the normal bacteria that exists in a…Read More
Bed rest is a common practice during pregnancy to alleviate certain pregnancy complications. Some women know it is coming because of medical history, whereas others are surprised during a routine…Read More
Adoption benefits everyone in the adoption triad. Many of the benefits are helpful to the birthmother and birthfather. Other benefits come to the child who is being placed for adoption…Read More
The biophysical profile combines an ultrasound evaluation with a nonstress test (NST) and is intended to determine fetal health during the third trimester. This test is performed if there…Read More
Vaginal bleeding can occur frequently in the first trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of problems. But bleeding that occurs in the second and third trimester of…Read More
What is a blighted ovum? A blighted ovum (also known as “anembryonic pregnancy”) happens when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo does not…Read More
Women are often concerned with their blood pressure during pregnancy. Many question what a normal blood pressure should be, what causes an abnormal blood pressure and how abnormal blood pressure…Read More