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Pregnancy Symptoms – Early Signs of Pregnancy

Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. Outside of a delayed or missed period, find out what other signs and symptoms to look for.

Getting Pregnant, Your Pregnancy, Home Page Featured
Pregnant…Here’s The Bumpy Truth

Welcome to Our Blog about Pregnancy, Nutrition and Life The Bumpy Truth blog is written …

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Health & Fitness
You are What You Eat…The Bumpy Truth About Nutrition

Welcome to Our Blog about Pregnancy, Nutrition and Life The Bumpy Truth blog is written …

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
The Bumpy Truth & Morning Sickness Survival

Welcome to Our Blog about Pregnancy, Nutrition and Life The Bumpy Truth blog is written …

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
To All the Expecting Fathers: This Bumpy Truth is for YOU!

Welcome to Our Blog about Pregnancy, Nutrition and Life The Bumpy Truth blog is written …

Planning and Preparing, Health & Fitness
The Bumpy Truth About Infertility & Nutrition

Welcome to Our Blog about Pregnancy, Nutrition and Life The Bumpy Truth blog is written …

Infertility, Health & Fitness
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and Fertility

Bacterial Vaginosis or BV is the most common genital tract disorder in reproductive aged women. …

Getting Pregnant, Home Page Featured
How to Get and Keep a Healthy Sperm Count

Are you and your partner struggling to get pregnant? Although it may be immediately assumed …

Infertility, Home Page Featured
Folate vs Folic Acid – Facts About Vitamin B

Many vitamins play key roles in fertility, pregnancy and the health of the baby. One …

Infertility
FH PRO for Women and Men: Antioxidant Supplements for Fertility and Prenatal Wellness

For couples who are trying to get pregnant, oxidative stress might not be something that’s …

Infertility
Boost Your Fertility with Antioxidant Supplements

Our modern world abounds with pregnancy-harming substances known as free radicals and other toxins. Our …

Infertility
Donating Cord Blood

Could saving your baby’s cord blood save his or her life? Yes! There are approximately …

Cord Blood
Safe Haven Laws Provide Alternatives to Abandoning a Baby

Desperation can lead to heart-breaking decisions such as abandoning a baby. All 50 states have …

Unplanned Pregnancy
Infertility 101

What You Need to Know First About Infertility Starting a family is one of life’s …

Infertility
Why Donate Cord Blood?

As you prepare to welcome your newborn into the world, there is an opportunity to …

Cord Blood
Cord Blood Banking – Your Three Choices Explained

As you prepare to welcome your newborn into the world, it’s a good time to …

Cord Blood
The Test Said Positive! Here’s the Bumpy Truth

Welcome to Our Blog about Pregnancy, Nutrition and Life The Bumpy Truth blog is written …

Getting Pregnant, Health & Fitness
Bonding With Your Baby: Making The Most Of The First Six Weeks

Nina Leicht-Crist is a member of the American Pregnancy Association’s Health and Wellness blogging team and she provides some great tips on bonding with your baby during the first 40 days.

Birth & Beyond, Your Pregnancy
Breastfeeding With Breast Cancer

Though it isn’t a common occurrence to be diagnosed with breast cancer during or soon …

Breastfeeding
BabyDance Fertility Lubricant

BabyDance is a fertility-friendly lubricant that provides couples with the confidence they need that lubrication will not hinder their chances to conceive.

Getting Pregnant
Fertility Friendly Lubricants

If you are trying to get pregnant, you might be finding out that there is …

Getting Pregnant
Prodromal Labor

Prodromal labor is often called “false labor,” and is somewhere in between Braxton Hicks contractions …

Labor and Birth
Do I Have a Low Milk Supply?

Breastfeeding is the time-honored and natural way to nourish your baby, but that does not …

Breastfeeding
Developing a Fertility Life Plan

Do you want kids? When would you like to have kids? How many kids would …

Getting Pregnant, Infertility, Planning and Preparing
Preconception Wellness: Being Prepared for the Unexpected

Preconception Wellness: Being Prepared for Eventualities The concern for an expected baby can be a …

Getting Pregnant, Planning and Preparing, Pregnancy Wellness
Ina May Gaskin On Giving Birth Without Fear (VIDEO)

Ina May Gaskin, MA, CPM, Ph.D. is the director, and founder of the Farm Midwifery Center located in Tennessee. In this TED Talk, Ina speaks on “Reducing Fear Of Birth In U.S. Culture”.

Labor and Birth
Congenital CMV And Birth Defects

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a very common member of the herpes family of viruses. By …

Birth Defects & Disorders
Abortion Pill Reversal

The abortion pill reversal (APR) procedure can only occur after the first dose of medical …

Unplanned Pregnancy, Abortion Pill
My Girlfriend is Pregnant

Finding out that your girlfriend is pregnant when it was not planned can be shocking, …

Pregnancy Wellness, Unplanned Pregnancy
Baby Development Month By Month (VIDEO)

A great way to bond with your baby during pregnancy is to track your baby’s development month by month.

Week by Week, Your Developing Baby, Your Pregnancy
Best Pregnancy Pillow For Pregnancy (VIDEO)

As your pregnancy progresses, you find it more and more difficult to get comfortable enough to rest. It is time to think about the best pregnancy pillow for your pregnancy.

Your Pregnancy
Male Fertility Testing After Vasectomy

Male fertility testing after a vasectomy is a normal routine procedure. The test is conducted to verify that the vasectomy procedure worked correctly and that there is no sperm present in the ejaculation fluid. According to research from the US Collaborative…

Infertility
Labor And Delivery Prenatal Classes (VIDEO)

Labor and birth are the most anticipated part of a pregnancy. Every pregnancy differs like every birth story. The more you educate yourself, the better you will be able to handle your labor and birth experience.

Labor and Birth
Pregnancy Pillow Options For Maternity

A restful sleep is crucial for your pregnancy and the development of your baby. That is where a great pregnancy pillow comes to the rescue.

Your Pregnancy
7 Common Discomforts of Pregnancy

Discover what most women experience to be the 7 common discomforts of pregnancy as well as how to treat them naturally and safely for a more comfortable maternity.

Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy, Home Page Featured
Prenatal Classes: Part One With Midwife (VIDEO)

Prenatal classes explain how the body changes and prepares to give birth to your baby. You will also learn techniques to help you manage your labor pains.

Labor and Birth, Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy
Ovarian Cancer During Pregnancy

The nine months of pregnancy can be an exciting part of a mother’s life but …

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Wellness
Ovarian Cancer Terms To Know

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, then there has undoubtedly been a lot …

Women's Health
My Teenage Daughter is Pregnant

Whether you have a suspicion that your teenage daughter could be pregnant or she just …

Unplanned Pregnancy
Teenage Pregnancy

A teenage pregnancy is a pregnancy that takes place during adolescence. There are challenges to these pregnancies, but help is available. Here is a list of things to know and consider when facing a teenage pregnancy.

Unplanned Pregnancy
Ovarian Cancer Resources

An ovarian cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. We collected the most useful ovarian cancer resources to aid you on your journey to recovery and remission.

Women's Health
Ovarian Cancer

Cancer refers to a disease in which mutated cells grow abnormally and rapidly in the …

Women's Health
Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH): Causes, Symptoms And Treatments

Intraventricular Hemorrhage or IVH occurs within the first four days of birth and more common in premature baby births. Discover more about Intraventricular Hemorrhage causes, symptoms, and common treatments.

Birth Defects & Disorders
How to Have a Healthy Teen Pregnancy

Even though you may not have planned to have a baby this early in life, …

Unplanned Pregnancy
Teen Pregnancy Issues and Challenges

Let’s be honest – going through a teen pregnancy is probably not going to be …

Unplanned Pregnancy
Pregnant Teen

Being a pregnant teen can be overwhelming, confusing, and scary. You are not alone; there …

Unplanned Pregnancy
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) And Infectious Mononucleosis

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), or human herpes virus 4, is a part of the human …

Pregnancy Complications
Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disease caused by a genetic mutation. This disease used to …

Birth Defects & Disorders
Maternity Photo Shoot Ideas And Tips

When you are expecting a baby, your thoughts turn to wanting to preserve and immortalize this precious period of life. Nothing captures this incredible time better than a well-thought-out maternity shoot.

Random Fun, Your Pregnancy
Umbilical Cord Milking: Benefits For Preterm Newborns

Umbilical cord milking benefits for preterm babies and cesarian birth deliveries has been gaining some recognition in the medical community in recent years. Learn more about how umbilical cord milking may be an answer to some of the health risks faced by preemies.

Labor and Birth
Delayed Cord Clamping: What Are The Risks And Benefits?

Delayed cord clamping or DCC, allows more blood to transfer from the placenta to the baby, sometimes increasing the child’s blood volume by up to a third. DCC shows great benefits in random clinical studies.

Labor and Birth
5 Most Important Prenatal Nutrients For Pregnancy

Providing your body with the nutrients it needs to meet the metabolic demands required during pregnancy is the best gift you can give to your baby. This is where prenatal nutrients come into play.

Naturally, Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Make Taking Prenatal Vitamins Easier

Getting prenatal vitamins easier into your diet is not that hard with all the great products on the market. You could easily drink your prenatal vitamin or take it in gummy form. Here are prenatal vitamins outside of pill form to know about.

Pregnancy Wellness
Prenatal Vitamin Ingredients

Picking the best prenatal vitamin is vital for you and baby during pregnancy! Here is a breakdown of all the prenatal vitamin ingredients you should look for when shopping for prenatal vitmains.

Pregnancy Wellness
Types of Prenatal Vitamins

With so many different types of prenatal vitamins available, how do you know which one is best for you? Here is a short list to help you discern between the various types of prenatal vitamins currently available.

Pregnancy Wellness
Oral Sex and Anal Sex During Pregnancy

Many people have questions about anal and oral sex. Are they safe? What are the …

Is it Safe While Pregnant
Chlamydia During Pregnancy

Navigating pregnancy is difficult already, but the addition of having a sexually transmitted infection (STI) …

Pregnancy Complications
16 Ways to Bond With Your Baby While Pregnant

There is nothing like having a BFF there for you through everything you experience. This feeling can happen for the 9 months of pregnancy too. Here are 16 ways to bond with your baby during pregnancy.

Your Developing Baby, Your Pregnancy
Polyhydramnios: High Amniotic Fluid During Pregnancy

Polyhydramnios or high amniotic fluid happens in one percent of pregnancies. A mild case is harmless, while a moderate to severe case could be caused by a pregnancy complication or birth defect.

Pregnancy Complications
Am I Pregnant, Or…?

Am I Pregnant, or Is It Something Else? When you become sexually active, it comes with a lot of “what ifs,” the main one being am I pregnant? Since many symptoms of pregnancy are not specific only to pregnancy, women often wonder if their symptoms are due to…

Getting Pregnant, Infertility, Planning and Preparing
How Air Pollution Impacts Pregnancy and Tips on How to Stay Safe

Several worldwide studies have concluded how air pollution impacts pregnancy in negative ways. This article discusses the findings and includes a list of ways to help keep you and baby safe during pregnancy and after.

Pregnancy Wellness
IVF Embryoic Development Over 5 Days (VIDEO)

This IVF video shows an embryo developing over 5 days. Dr. Raewyn Teirney, a Sydney-based Gynaecologist, and fertility doctor explains what is happening to the fertilized egg using an Embryoscope™ and time-lapse imagery.

Getting Pregnant, Infertility, Trying To Conceive
Is Breast Milk a Possible Cure For Cancer? (VIDEO)

Swedish Professor Catharina Svanborg at Lund University states, “There’s something magical about HAMLET’s ability to target tumor cells and kill them.”

Breastfeeding, Women's Health, Best Baby, Latest News
Retained Placenta

A retained placenta can be life threatening if not addressed quickly. It occurs when the placenta remains in the womb and is not naturally expelled on its own. Learn what causes a retained placenta.

Pregnancy Complications
Trichomoniasis During Pregnancy

Trichomoniasis [trik-uh-muh-naya-sis], or “trich,” is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) spread through skin-to-skin contact during …

Pregnancy Complications
Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis [trik-uh-muh-naya-sis], or “trich,” is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is spread through skin-to-skin contact …

Women's Health
Syphilis

Syphilis is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Over 74,000 new cases …

Women's Health
The Magnificent Maternal Ecosystem – Pre and Post-Birth

Valerie Lynn is the author of the book, The Mommy Plan based on her experience in Malaysia. She personally experienced 15 months of postpartum anxiety and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) after the birth of her son in 2007.

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy, Health & Fitness
Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test (NIPP)

Non-invasive prenatal paternity test is the safest testing for you and baby during pregnancy. If you need to know the father of your child and are not having twins, learn how it works and where to get it done.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Prenatal Testing
What Happens in the Womb During Pregnancy? (VIDEO)

Naked Science has done something amazing with their documentary, “Life Before Birth – In the Womb”. From sperm to birth, they take you inside a woman’s body to watch the actual development of an incredible and miraculous life of a baby in the womb using the latest in medical technology and animation.

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy, Maternity
Key Supplements For Baby’s Healthy Foundation

When babies are born, their eyes and brain are not yet fully developed. Their eyes …

Birth & Beyond
Understanding A High-Risk Pregnancy

Understanding a high-risk pregnancy prepares you for all the signs and steps one must take to protect yourself and your developing baby from potentially serious pregnancy complications.

Pregnancy Complications
BabyIt Perineal Massage & Postpartum Comfort Gel

BabyIt Perineal Massage and Postpartum Comfort Gel, a 2-in-1 product for before and after childbirth …

Birth & Beyond
Perineal Massage During Pregnancy

Perineal Massage During Pregnancy Helps Prevent Tearing During Delivery When it comes to perineal massage, …

Birth & Beyond, Labor and Birth
A Doula Is Your Birth Friend Forever (BFFs)

Ginny Phang speaks at TEDxSingapore about what inspired her passion to become a Doula with her talk, “Love, Breathe, Just Doula”.

Your Pregnancy, Latest News
7 Reasons Why a Doula Can Make Your Birth Easier

Maria Pokluda of “BEST Doula Training” shares 7 ways Doulas make your birth easier and a better overall experience. She’s been a Doula for the past decade and trains future Doulas in Dallas, Texas.

Uncategorized, Latest News
In Vitro Maturation: IVM

Have you heard of In-vitro maturation, or IVM? It is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) that involves collecting eggs from a woman before they are matured with hormonal injections and a minor surgical procedure.

Getting Pregnant, Infertility
Pseudocyesis: What’s a False Pregnancy or Phantom Pregnancy?

A false pregnancy is when a woman or man’s body has signs of being pregnant when in fact, they are not, this is medically named Pseudocyesis.

Getting Pregnant, Infertility
Roles of Vitamin B in Pregnancy

Vitamin B during pregnancy is vital to the prevention of several birth defects and the proper development of your growing baby. The correct dosage of certain B vitamins helps with several symptoms of pregnancy like nausea and exhaustion. Are you and baby getting enough or too much? Learn more here.

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Developing Baby, Your Pregnancy, Maternity
Pregnancy Smoothies Rich In Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 plays a crucial role in the proper development of your baby’s brain and nervous system while pregnant. Getting B6 is easy when it is delicious. Try our delightful and nutritious pregnancy smoothie recipes rich in vitamin B6, your mouth will thank us.

Pregnancy Wellness, Best Baby, Health & Fitness, Maternity
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Having a newborn can be very exciting (albeit exhausting) time in your life, but it …

Birth & Beyond
Natural Sources of Vitamin B6 During Pregnancy

Vitamin B6 plays essential roles for you and your developing baby during pregnancy. It aids in the healthy development of the baby’s brain and nervous system and can help in some cases of morning sickness.

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Abortion Follow Up Care (Emotional)

Abortion is more than just a medical procedure. It is a choice about your pregnancy …

Unplanned Pregnancy
The Adoption Process for Birth Parents

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and are contemplating the decision to place your baby for adoption, you likely have a lot of unanswered questions about the process involved.

Adoption
Abortion Pill

Most confuse the morning after pill or emergency contraception, with the abortion pill. The two are not the same. Breaking down the differences gives us a better understanding of how the abortion pill actually works.

Unplanned Pregnancy
How Your Body Changes During Pregnancy (Infographic)

The changes a mother-to-be experiences during pregnancy is quite amazing, to say the least. As her body gets ready to support the growing baby in the womb and giving birth to this new life, several subtle and obvious changes take place.

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy, Health & Fitness, Maternity
What is Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation bleeding is the first sign of pregnancy and only experienced by 1/3 of women. Discover when and what to look for as a sign of implantation.

Getting Pregnant
Getting Pregnant After Ovulation

The odds of getting pregnant after ovulation are quite slim but completely possible. Find out if you are one of the few to actually get pregnant during this short window of time.

Getting Pregnant
Do I Have The Baby Blues Or Postpartum Depression?

Are you experiencing the baby blues or postpartum depression? Discover the differences and steps to alleviate the challenges.

Birth & Beyond
Zika Virus and Pregnancy

The Zika virus have been declared as a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Learn about the risks associated to pregnant women and tips on how to prevent contracting the Zika virus during pregnancy.

Birth Defects & Disorders, Pregnancy Complications
The NextGen Home Sperm Banking Kit

Thanks to modern technology, collecting and freezing sperm is now easier than ever with more men now choosing to preserve their fertility by banking their sperm.

Getting Pregnant, Infertility, Planning and Preparing
Sperm Banking

A sperm bank, also referred to as a cyrobank, is a facility that collects, freezes, and stores human sperm.

Getting Pregnant, Infertility
The Right Tuna for Pregnancy

Whole fish contain vital nutrients including Omega-3 fatty acid (DHA and EPA), protein, vitamins, and …

Pregnancy Wellness, Maternity
Eating Seafood During Pregnancy

The FDA recommends that women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant consume more fish to get vital nutrients. Learn more about the importance of eating seafood during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
OvaCue Fertility Monitor

Pinpointing Your Fertile Time with the OvaCue Fertility Monitor When it comes to conception, timing …

Infertility
How to Treat Thrush Naturally During Pregnancy

Expecting mothers often want to know how to treat thrush naturally during pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms, risks and natural treatment options for thrush.

Naturally, Pregnancy Wellness
Treating UTIs Naturally During Pregnancy

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common medical complication of pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms and natural treatments for UTI’s while pregnant.

Naturally
Galactagogues – Boosting Your Milk Supply

Are you having trouble with milk supply during breastfeeding? Find out how galactagogues can make a difference in your milk supply, making it easier to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding
Colostrum – The Superfood For Your Newborn

The first food your breasts make is a sticky, yellow fluid called colostrum. Learn more about the benefits of colostrum for your newborn.

Breastfeeding
Donor Milk

Can you use donor milk to feed your baby? Discover if donor milk is right for you and your baby and if there are nutritional benefits or any concerns.

Breastfeeding
Introducing The Bottle

When should you start bottle feeding your baby? Discover tips for introducing the bottle and find out what might be the best timing for beginning this next step.

Breastfeeding
Breastmilk Collection, Storage, And Freezing

Freezing breast milk is a good option for moms on the go. Learn about ways to freeze, store, and thaw breast milk for feeding your baby when breastfeeding is not possible.

Breastfeeding
Postnatal Vitamins While Breastfeeding

Why stop taking vitamins after you give birth? Learn how postnatal vitamins can be an investment in your breastfeeding and your baby.

Breastfeeding
Preparing To Breast Pump

Are you trying to decide to pump? Using breast pumps to retrieve and store breast milk might be right for you, learn about the benefits of using a breast pump.

Breastfeeding
Diet Considerations While Breastfeeding

Your nutrition during breastfeeding is extremely important to your baby’s health. Learn more about how to better your nutrition for breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding
Fertility Charting Basics

Charting your menstrual cycle is one of the best ways to learn about your fertility. Learn more about charting ovulation and discover useful tools to help you become pregnant.

Getting Pregnant, Infertility
Nipple Pain Remedies

Nipple pain can cause some mothers to stop nursing. Discover how you can relieve the nipple pain that may come from breastfeeding your baby.

Breastfeeding
Pregnancy Symptom Alternatives

Before you make any assumptions about your pregnancy-like symptoms, you may want to know about all of the other causes of those symptoms unrelated to pregnancy.

Getting Pregnant, Planning and Preparing
Benefits Of Breastfeeding

As you approach the end of your pregnancy, your body is preparing to breastfeed. Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby.

Breastfeeding
Challenges Associated With Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a skill that can take time to learn. Learn more about some of the challenges faced when breastfeeding and how to overcome them.

Breastfeeding
How to Treat Jet Lag Naturally During Pregnancy

Jet lag is a disturbance of sleep patterns due to traveling across several time zones. Learn how to manage the symtoms of jet lag with nautural remedies while pregnant.

Naturally
Treating Varicose Veins Naturally During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your blood volume increases, putting pressure on the veins. This can cause varicose veins. Learn how to treat varicose veins naturally.

Naturally
How To Treat Scabies Naturally During Pregnancy

Scabies, although more prevalent in children, can infect anyone, including pregnant women. Learn natural ways to treat scabies while pregnant.

Naturally
Treating Lactose Intolerance Naturally During Pregnancy

Lactose intolerance is an inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products. Learn how to manage lactose intolerance naturally while pregnant.

Naturally
Treating Migraines Naturally During Pregnancy

Migraines are intense headaches that can occur as a symptom of pregnancy. Learn several ways you can alleviate the pain of migraines naturally while expecting.

Naturally
Pregnancy Pains

As your body changes, you may experience pain in your abdomen, legs, or back. Here is how to know if the pain is a cause for concern, or nothing to worry about.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns
Where to Get Folic Acid Naturally During Pregnancy

Folic acid is a form of vitamin B, which is necessary during pregnancy and helps prevent some birth defects. Learn where to get folic acid naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
Where to Get Calcium Naturally During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it is important to consume adequate amounts of calcium. Learn more about which foods you can obtain calcium naturally from during pregnancy.

Naturally
Getting Probiotics Naturally During Pregnancy

The most commonly used food source for acquiring probiotics naturally is yogurt. Learn more about getting probiotics naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally, Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health
Probiotics During Pregnancy

Are probiotics safe during pregnancy? What are the benefits of using them while expecting and how do they work? Learn about using probiotics during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Wellness
Treating Salmonella Naturally During Pregnancy

Salmonella poisoning, if contracted during pregnancy, can be serious and even life-threatening. Learn how to treat salmonella naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
Treating Muscle Cramps Naturally During Pregnancy

Trying to treat muscle cramps naturally during your pregnancy? If so, you may want to read this article by the American Pregnancy Association.

Naturally
Muscle Cramps During Pregnancy

Muscle cramps during pregnancy are common. Learn ways to treat your muscle cramps and how to reduce the likelihood of having one while you are expecting.

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health
Treating Mosquito Bites Naturally During Pregnancy

Some mosquitoes carry viruses or parasites that may cause infections, or illnesses, as well. Learn about natural remedies for treating mosquito bites during pregnancy.

Naturally
Treating Joint Pain Naturally During Pregnancy

It is common to experience increased joint and muscle pain, due to physical changes during pregnant. Learn about treating joint pain naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
Treating Vaginitis Naturally During Pregnancy

Vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina, is a common condition during pregnancy. Learn about treating vaginitis naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
Treating Meningitis Naturally During Pregnancy

Pregnant women are particularly susceptible to developing meningitis from a listeria infection. Learn how to prevent and treat meningitis naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
Treating MRSA During Pregnancy

MRSA is a more severe type of staph infection that can be problematic, as it is resistant to most antibiotics. Learn about treating MRSA naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally, Pregnancy Wellness
Lack of Energy During Pregnancy

Are you tired and experiencing a lack of energy during your pregnancy? What causes a lack of energy while expecting? What can you do to get more energy?

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy, Health & Fitness, Maternity
Getting Iron Naturally During Pregnancy

Expecting mothers should be getting 18 mg of iron a day. Learn more information about getting iron naturally during your pregnancy through iron-rich foods.

Naturally
How to Treat Gum Disease Naturally During Pregnancy

Pregnant women can be prone to gum disease due to hormonal changes and an increase of blood flow. Learn how to treat gum disease naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
How to Treat Iron Deficiency Naturally During Pregnancy

Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia during pregnancy. Find information on how to treat iron defiency naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
How to Get Pregnant Naturally

Are you looking for the quickest and easiest way to get pregnant, without interventions? Learn how physical health and more can affect getting pregnant naturally.

Planning and Preparing
How to Treat West Nile Virus Naturally During Pregnancy

West Nile Virus can have severe symptoms and complications. Learn how to prevent and treat West Nile Virus naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
How to Treat Giardia Infections Naturally During Pregnancy

Pregnant women who work in a daycare or health facility can take precautions to avoid a giardia infection. Learn how to prevent giardia naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
How to Treat Plantar Warts Naturally During Pregnancy

Plantar warts are benign growths that generally appear on the heels or balls of the feet. Learn how to treat plantar warts naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
How to Treat Stress During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful and joyous time, but can also be filled with doubt and anxiety. Learn helpful ways to treat stress naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
How to Treat Calluses Naturally During Pregnancy

Calluses are hard, thick areas of skin and can be uncomfortable, especially during pregnancy. Learn about natural treatments that can be used safely while pregnant.

Naturally
How to Treat Tennis Elbow Naturally During Pregnancy

Tennis elbow is a common repetitive-motion injury causing pain or discomfort. Here are some natural remedies to help ease potential discomfort during pregnancy.

Naturally
How to Treat Lyme Disease Naturally During Pregnancy

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that can be found anywhere ticks exist. It can be difficult to diagnose, as no specific test exists to check for the existence of the disease.

Naturally
How to Treat Nail Fungus Naturally During Pregnancy

Nail fungus, also known as onychomycosis or tinea unguium, is an infection caused by fungi below the surface of the nail. Learn more about the symptoms and natural treatments during pregnancy here.

Naturally
How to Treat Itchy Skin Naturally During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, as the blood supply to the skin increases, it is very common to experience mild itching. Learn how to treat itchy skin naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
How to Treat Lice Naturally During Pregnancy

Lice are small insects that live on blood from the scalp and can be spread by sharing items such as hats, combs, brushes, and more. Learn to prevent and treat lice during pregnancy.

Naturally
How to Treat Swimmer’s Ear Naturally During Pregnancy

Swimmer’s ear is an infection that is mostly caused by swimming in places, such as a public pool. Learn how to prevent and treat swimmer’s ear naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
How to Treat Tapeworm Infections Naturally During Pregnancy

Tapeworms are parasites that live in the gastrointestinal tract and cause infection. Learn how to prevent and treat tapeworm infections naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
How to Treat Lupus Naturally During Pregnancy

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that leads to pain and other symptoms in your joints, skin, and varying organs. Learn how to treat lupus naturally during pregnancy.

Naturally
Vitamin Overdose

Eating healthy meals and supplementing with vitamins is healthy. Did you know you can overdose with vitamins? Discover the symptoms and steps to take.

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Health & Fitness
Pregnancy Dreams

Changes in dreams and sleep habits are fairly common during pregnancy. Read on to find out more information about causes and symptoms.

Your Pregnancy
Vomiting During Pregnancy

Vomiting during pregnancy is common but irritating. Here are common causes, potential risks, and treatments for vomiting while pregnant.

Pregnancy Concerns
Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation

It is common to wonder if it is possible to get pregnant after having a tubal ligation. Learn more about the chances of conceiving after tubal ligation.

Getting Pregnant, Preventing Pregnancy
Hives During Pregnancy

Hives during pregnancy can be an itchy nuisance. Continue reading to find out how to prevent and treat hives during your pregnancy.

Women's Health
Pregnancy After Vasectomy

Although a vasectomy is one of the most effective ways to prevent pregnancy, many people often consider pregnancy after the procedure.

Getting Pregnant
Eating Shrimp During Pregnancy

While it is good to be cautious about your diet, there are a number of types of seafood that are safe to eat, including shrimp. Learn more about eating shrimp during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant
Track Ovulation With Irregular Periods

Many woman have difficulty tracking their ovulation when having irregular periods. Learn more about how to track your ovulation even if your periods are irregular.

Getting Pregnant, Infertility
Laxatives During Pregnancy

Constipation during pregnancy is fairly common. However, if you are considering taking a laxative, read this to find out about risks and benefits.

Is it Safe While Pregnant
Dehydration During Pregnancy

Staying hydrated is very important during your pregnancy. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and avoid drinks and activities that could lead to dehydration.

Pregnancy Complications, Women's Health, Health & Fitness
Pregnancy Emotions

Mood swings are a common symptom of pregnancy. Sadness, anger, and other emotions can seem overwhelming. Discover ways to address this aspect of pregnancy.

Pregnancy Concerns
Sharp Pain During Pregnancy

If you experience sharp, stabbing pains during pregnancy, it is important to be aware of what pain is normal and what is symptomatic of a cause for concern.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns
Lifting During Pregnancy

It is important to realize your body is changing and it is no longer safe to lift heavy objects. Learn more about the risks and techniques of lifting during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant
Pregnancy Workout

Discover recommended exercises and pregnancy workouts to help you be healthy and have the best pregnancy experience possible.

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Health & Fitness
Wine During Pregnancy

No amount of alcohol has been deemed safe in pregnancy and it will certainly not benefit your baby. Learn more about the safety and risks of consuming wine during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant
Adalimumab During Pregnancy

Talk with your doctor before starting or stopping use of adalimumab during pregnancy. Learn more about the potential side effects of adalimumab while pregnant.

Medications & Pregnancy
Albuterol During Pregnancy

Albuterol is a medication used to treat bronchospasms, but it can cause side effects. Talk with your doctor before you start or stop taking albuterol during pregnancy.

Medications & Pregnancy
Nosebleeds During Pregnancy

The occurrence of nosebleeds can increase during pregnancy. Although messy and annoying, there are a number of ways to help prevent them.

Pregnancy Concerns
Fetal Distress

The term fetal distress has historically been used to describe when the fetus does not receive adequate oxygen during pregnancy or labor. Learn more about fetal distress.

Labor and Birth
Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal exercise is one of the best workouts while you are pregnant. Learn more about the benefits and recommendations related to prenatal yoga.

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Cutting The Umbilical Cord

Once your baby is birthed, delay the cord clamping for 90 mins and then the umbilical cord will no longer be necessary. Learn more about the function of the umbilical cord as well as when to clamp and cut it.

Labor and Birth
Pregnancy Glow

The so-called “pregnancy glow,” a shininess of the face during pregnancy, may be due to increased blood flow to the face, or increased oil production.

Your Pregnancy
Pregnancy Line – Linea Nigra

During pregnancy, you may notice a dark line appear on your belly. This is referred to as linea nigra, and is completely normal during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Concerns
Epilepsy and Pregnancy

Epilepsy affects approximately 1% of the US population. Read more to discover how epilepsy can affect your pregnancy, and how to moderate your symptoms.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns
Can You Get Pregnant With Precum?

Many people question whether or not if pre-ejaculate or “precum” can get someone pregnant. Learn the truth on if that is actually a possibility.

Getting Pregnant
Rapid Labor

Rapid labor is characterized by labor that can last as little as 3 hours and is typically less than 5 hours. Learn more about the signs and management of rapid labor.

Labor and Birth
Can You Get Pregnant on Your Period?

Looking to uncover whether or not if you can get pregnant while on your period? The question is asked all of the time. Learn the facts here.

Getting Pregnant, Preventing Pregnancy
Umbilical Cord Prolapse

Umbilical cord prolapse occurs in about 1 in 10 deliveries, and is typically harmless. Learn about when compression may become serious for your baby.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns
Prolonged Labor: Failure To Progress

Prolonged labor is also known as failure to progress. It can occur during the latent or active phase of giving birth. Learn more about causes and solutions of prolonged labor.

Labor and Birth
Fetal Arrhythmia

Fetal Arrhythmia is a common condition which refers to the abnormal heart rate of the baby. Learn the causes and concerns regarding fetal arrhythmia.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns
Blood Transfusions During Pregnancy

A blood transfusion is a procedure in which you receive blood through an IV. Learn about the conditions in which a blood transfusion may be warranted.

Pregnancy Concerns
Genital Warts During Pregnancy

Genital warts during pregnancy are not considered to pose a serious health risk to your baby. Learn about what you can do about genital warts during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns
Nitrous Oxide During Labor

Several countries with high standards for health care use nitrous oxide to treat pain during labor. Learn more about the benefits and risks of using nitrous oxide during labor.

Labor and Birth
Blood Clots During Pregnancy

Blood clots during pregnancy only affect 1 or 2 out of every 1000 pregnant women. Learn about the risk factors and what you can do to prevent them.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns
Vaccination During Pregnancy

There are several vaccines that are recommended during pregnancy to protect both the expecting mom and her baby. Learn more about vaccinations during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant
Placenta Encapsulation

Placental encapsulation is the procedure of drying and crushing the placenta after birth, and then encapsulating it. Find out more about potential risks and benefits.

Birth & Beyond
Flu During Pregnancy

Getting the flu while pregnant can lead to pneumonia, so take precaution to avoid it. Find out more about preventing and treating the flu during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness
Gonorrhea During Pregnancy

Gonorrhea is a highly contagious STD that can be cured with the right treatment. Learn about the symptoms of gonorrhea and ways to prevent it during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns
Second Hand Smoke and Pregnancy

Second hand smoke can have detrimental effects on the health of you and your baby. Learn about the risks of second and third hand smoke.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Wellness
Syphilis During Pregnancy

Syphilis during pregnancy is serious, but there are ways to reduce or avoid any problems for your growing baby. Learn about the symptoms and treatment for syphilis.

Pregnancy Complications
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

High blood pressure can lead to serious complications during pregnancy. Find out the best way to take care of you and your baby if you have this condition.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness
Fifth Disease During Pregnancy

Fifth disease during pregnancy rarely leads to serious complications and is preventable. If you should contract it, learn ways to identify and treat this condition.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness
Sinus Infection While Pregnant

Sinus infections are commonly treated with medications, but all are not safe to use during pregnancy. Learn about safe ways to treat sinusitis and when to call your doctor.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy

Abdominal pain is not uncommon, and can be addressed in simple ways. It is also important to be aware of potential factors that could necessitate medical attention.

Pregnancy Complications
Getting Sick While Pregnant

Most women are more susceptible to getting sick during pregnancy, due to a weakened immune system. Find out how to minimize this risk and when to call your doctor.

Pregnancy Complications
Cough And Cold During Pregnancy

Changes in your immune system can lead to more coughs and colds during pregnancy. Learn about natural ways to prevent and treat illness, and when to call you doctor.

Pregnancy Complications
Breastfeeding While Pregnant

If you are breastfeeding and pregnant at the same time, you may have many questions. Learn more about breastfeeding safety during pregnancy and potential challenges.

Breastfeeding
Electronic Cigarettes and Pregnancy

There are no known studies that demonstrate the safety of electronic cigarettes. Learn about the risks involved in using electronic cigarettes during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant
Hip Pain During Pregnancy

Hip pain is a common occurrence in pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Learn about the causes of hip pain and ways to alleviate hip pain during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications
Diabetes During Pregnancy

If you have diabetes during pregnancy, it can lead to serious complications for you and your baby. Learn about the risks and ways to better manage your diabetes while pregnant.

Pregnancy Complications
Cramping During Pregnancy

Cramping during pregnancy is not uncommon. However, there are warning signs you should look out for that may indicate a medical issue.

Your Pregnancy
Nausea During Pregnancy

Nausea is commonly experienced during the first trimester and is not generally a reason for concern. There are many options you can try to alleviate this symptom.

Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Your Pregnancy, Home Page Featured
Fatigue During Pregnancy

During your pregnancy, you may begin to feel fatigued more often. Here are some steps you can take to combat tiredness and feel more energetic.

Your Pregnancy
Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Although it is not uncommon to experience diarrhea during pregnancy, it is certainly not pleasant. Find out how to treat diarrhea while pregnant.

Pregnancy Concerns
Hernia During Pregnancy

A hernia during pregnancy is not typically a cause for concern, but there are times when you should see your doctor. Learn about ways to prevent and treat hernias.

Pregnancy Complications
Uterus Size During Pregnancy

Before pregnancy, the uterus is about the size of an orange and will grow exponentially during pregnancy. Learn more about uterus size changes during pregnancy.

Your Developing Baby, Your Pregnancy, Maternity
TUMS During Pregnancy

TUMS provides safe heartburn relief for women who are pregnant. Learn more about using TUMS and ways to avoid heartburn during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant
Pregnant

The experience of pregnancy can vary from woman to woman. However, there are some symptoms, changes, and discomforts that are commonly experienced.

Getting Pregnant
Strep Throat During Pregnancy

Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and tonsils. Learn about the symptoms and how to manage strep throat during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications
Diet During Pregnancy

Questions about your diet during pregnancy? What should you eat in order to have the healthiest pregnancy possible? Learn about healthy eating.

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Your Pregnancy, Health & Fitness
Exercise During Pregnancy

Should you exercise while you are pregnant? What are the benefits of exercise and are there any risks? What exercises should be avoided during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Health & Fitness
Spotting During Pregnancy

It is common to experience spotting during the first trimester. Learn more about spotting during pregnancy and if you need to contact your doctor.

Pregnancy Concerns
Nesting During Pregnancy

Near the end of pregnancy, a number of women may experience what is known as the “nesting instinct.” It may manifest as an increase in energy and desire to clean.

Planning and Preparing, Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy
Anemia During Pregnancy

Anemia occurs when there are insufficient amounts of red blood cells to transport oxygen to the body. Learn about the treatment of anemia during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Concerns
Gas During Pregnancy

Are you experiencing gas during your pregnancy and trying to figure out how to treat it? What causes gas while expecting and can you take steps to prevent it?

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Your Pregnancy, Health & Fitness
Maternity Insurance

Maternity insurance which is sometimes called pregnancy insurance is an effective way to save money on prenatal care, and other costs associated with birth.

Birth & Beyond, Getting Pregnant, Maternity
Medication And Pregnancy

Many women have concerns about using medication during pregnancy. Here are some recommendations for women considering whether to use medications while pregnant.

Medications & Pregnancy
Deli Meats

More than likely, you have heard it may be unsafe to eat deli meats while pregnant. Learn more about the concerns of eating deli meat during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant
Kippered

Kippered herring or salmon are considered potential risks to eat during pregnancy, due to the possibility of listeria. Learn more about eating kippered fish while pregnant.

Is it Safe While Pregnant
Withdrawal

Withdrawal is a form of birth control in which the penis is removed from the vagina before ejaculation. This is not regarded as a highly effective method of birth control.

Getting Pregnant, Naturally, Preventing Pregnancy
Vaginal Ring

The vaginal ring is a hormonal form of birth control. Learn more about the risks, side effects, and frequently asked questions associated with the vaginal ring.

Preventing Pregnancy
Spermicide

Spermicide is a form of birth control that comes in a jelly, foam, or cream and has a 28% failure rate with typical use. Find out more about the pros and cons of using spermicide.

Preventing Pregnancy
Types of Birth Control

There are many contraceptive methods available for both men and women. Learn more to help you decide which type of birth control to use.

Preventing Pregnancy
Lunelle Monthly Injection

Lunelle is a hormonal form of birth control and is an injection of the synthetic forms of estrogen and progestin. It was recalled and is no longer available in the U.S.

Preventing Pregnancy
Lubrication

Lubrication can help prevent tearing condoms and make penetration more comfortable. However, some lubricants for use with condoms are not recommended.

Preventing Pregnancy
Intrauterine Devices: IUD

An intrauterine device is a form of contraception in which a plastic part containing copper or synthetic progesterone T-shaped is inserted in the uterus.

Preventing Pregnancy
Getting Pregnant

Getting pregnant depends on ovulation, which is the process by which an egg is released from the ovary, after which travels through the fallopian tubes.

Preventing Pregnancy
Fertility Awareness: Natural Family Planning (NFP)

Fertility awareness is used to identify when you are most fertile. This can be used to both prevent pregnancy or to help you get pregnant.

Getting Pregnant, Preventing Pregnancy
Ethical Questions About Birth Control

The method in which some contraceptives work by preventing implantation of a fertilized egg presents an ethical issue for those who believe life begins at conception.

Preventing Pregnancy
Emergency Contraception: Morning After Pill

Emergency contraception is also known as the morning after pill. Learn more about how emergency contraception works, along with the risks of taking it.

Preventing Pregnancy, Unplanned Pregnancy
Depo-Provera: Quarterly Injection

Depo-provera is a birth control method that requires an injection of a synthetic hormone every three months. Read on to find out more.

Preventing Pregnancy
Contraceptive Sponge

The contraceptive sponge is a barrier form of birth control, is a one-use. It does not require a prescription to obtain, and is fairly inexpensive.

Preventing Pregnancy
Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are oral contraceptives that contain synthetic hormones, and must be taken once a day in order to effectively prevent pregnancy.

Preventing Pregnancy
Birth Control Patch

The birth control patch is placed directly on the skin, and needs to be replaced on a weekly basis. It also requires a prescription to use.

Preventing Pregnancy
Birth Control Failure

No birth control method is 100% effective. Learn more about failure rates and potential risks of the most common forms of contraceptive.

Preventing Pregnancy
Male Condom

The male condom, a sheath that is rolled over the penis to prevent sperm from reaching the cervix, is a barrier method of pregnancy prevention.

Preventing Pregnancy
Female Condom

The female condom, a barrier method of birth control, is a pouch made of latex that fits inside the vagina and helps protect from STDs and pregnancy.

Preventing Pregnancy
Diaphragm

The diaphragm is a rubber barrier that covers the cervix to prevent sperm from entering and fertilizing an egg. This method requires a prescription.

Preventing Pregnancy
Cervical Cap

The cervical cap, a rarely-used method of birth control, is similar to the diaphragm. Read on about side effects, risks, and effectiveness.

Preventing Pregnancy
Abstinence

Abstinence means you and your partner refrain from sexual intercourse, and is the only birth control method that is 100% effective when utilized.

Preventing Pregnancy
Postpartum Massage

After delivery, you may want to consider getting a postpartum massage. There are many physical and emotional benefits associated with this practice.

Birth & Beyond
Omega 3 Fatty Acids: FAQs

Are omega 3 fatty acids safe during pregnancy? What benefits do they have for mom and her baby? Learn what you need to know about omega 3 fatty acids.

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Health & Fitness
Preventing The Baby Blues

Preventing the baby blues is something almost every expecting mother wants to do. Learn how to prevent the baby blues by ensuring your nutritional needs are met.

Birth & Beyond
Vitamin D and Pregnancy

Should you be taking Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy? Are there natural ways to get Vitamin D? What else do you need to know about the vitamin while expecting?

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Health & Fitness
Are My Twins Identical or Fraternal?

It is common for parents to wonder if their twins are identical or fraternal. A twin zygosity DNA test is used to confirm twin zygosity.

Multiples Pregnancy
Morning Sickness Relief: Treatment and Supplements

While morning sickness is certainly not a fun part of pregnancy, particularly during the first trimester, there are several remedies available to help alleviate it.

Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Health & Fitness
Nutrition During Breastfeeding

Did you know that what you eat affects your breastfeeding? Learn more about the nutrition that is best for breastfeeding, and the benefits for your baby.

Breastfeeding
Consider Omega-3 Supplementation For The Health Of Your Baby

Omega-3 fatty acids are the nutritious and essential fats found in fish. Learn about the importance of DHA for your baby’s health and how you can get enough of it.

Birth & Beyond
Are Pregnancy Stretch Marks Different?

During pregnancy, you may notice stretch marks as your skin stretches to accommodate your baby. These may lead to itching or discomfort.

Your Pregnancy
What Can Be Done To Prevent Stretch Marks?

Although stretch marks are expected during pregnancy, there are several steps you can take to prevent stretch marks from appearing.

Your Pregnancy
OV-Watch Fertility Predictor

Using the OV-watch Fertility Predictor can help you find the most fertile days you have and help your with conception. Learn more about the OV-Watch.

Getting Pregnant
Cervical Mucus And Your Fertility

Cervical mucus and fertility are interrelated, the process by TDC helps nourish and protect sperm , because it makes the long and arduous journey.

Getting Pregnant
Determining Your Fertility Window

Interested in determining your fertility window? To do this, you must predict when you will ovulate, a task that can be difficult. Come learn about tools to predict ovulation.

Getting Pregnant
Pregnancy Week 1 & 2

During the first two weeks of pregnancy, you are technically not pregnant yet. During these weeks, you will menstruate, after which your body will prepare to ovulate.

Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 3

The third week is around the time that ovulation and conception occur. During this week, fetal development will begin, including development of the brain and spinal cord.

Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 4

Between the fourth and seventh weeks of pregnancy is when many women discover they are pregnant. You may begin to experience various pregnancy symptoms.

Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 5

During the fifth week, you will want to schedule your first prenatal appointment. At this point, you may also begin to experience morning sickness.

Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 6

At this point, you may experience nausea, breast changes, and heartburn, among other symptoms. Your baby’s vital organs are also developing.

Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 7

By the seventh week, every vital organ has begun to develop in your baby’s body. Also, while morning sickness is unpleasant, there are steps you can take to find relief.

Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 8

During the eighth week, you will probably experience morning sickness, and your baby is growing. You will also probably have your first prenatal appointment this month.

Week by Week
Fetal Development: First Trimester

During the first trimester, the fetus will make the most dramatic changes and significant development. Learn more about first trimester fetal development.

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Developing Baby, Your Pregnancy
Keepsake Ultrasounds Or Sonograms

Keepsake sonograms do make a nice piece for the memory bank. Are they safe? What else should you know about keepsake ultrasounds and if you should get one.

Pregnancy Wellness, Prenatal Testing, Your Developing Baby
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

What all can a chiropractor help with for expecting moms? Discover the benefits, risks and concerns about using chiropractors during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
X-Rays During Pregnancy

Are X-Rays safe to get during pregnancy? What are the risks or side effects? Are there different types of x-rays that are better while expecting?

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Fetal Development: Second Trimester

During the second trimester, the fetus will grow to reach up to 14 inches long and weigh up to 2 1/2 pounds. Learn more about second trimester fetal development.

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Developing Baby, Your Pregnancy, Maternity
Pregnancy and Dental Work

Is having dental work done while you are pregnant safe? That is a question many women ask during pregnancy. Learn the facts here.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
CAT Scans and Pregnancy

Are pregnant women allowed to get CAT Scans while expecting? Are they safe, what risks are associated with the test, are there any preventive steps to take?

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Hair Treatment During Pregnancy

Questions related to hair treatments, using chemicals and dyes, during pregnancy are common. Learn more about the safety of getting hair treatments while pregnant.

Is it Safe While Pregnant
Tattoos When Pregnant

Thinking about getting a tattoo while you are expecting? Find out if tattoos are safe, what concerns and risks there are, and whether or not to get a tattoo during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy Week 9

At nine weeks, your baby is about the size of a grape and may start sucking on his/her thumb. Find out how you can prevent heartburn and get a better night’s sleep.

Week by Week
Laser Hair Removal and Pregnancy

Have some unwanted hair you want removed? Is laser hair removal safe during pregnancy? What about alternative methods for hair removal that are safe?

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Piercing and Pregnancy

Thinking about getting a piercing during your pregnancy? If you are it may be beneficial for you to learn some safety tips and the possible health risks.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Fetal Development: Third Trimester

During the third trimester, the fetus will develop rapidly, reaching up to 21 inches long and weighing up to 10 pounds. Learn more about third trimester fetal development.

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Developing Baby, Your Pregnancy, Maternity
Perfume and Pregnancy

Having a concern about the safety of wearing perfume while pregnant is common. Learn about some tips on preventing as many unnecessary symptoms from perfume.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Paint and Pregnancy

Being around the wrong kind of paint can be bad for your pregnancy. Learn about the safe types of paint to be using or exposed to during your pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy and Tanning

Wondering about the safety of tanning while pregnant? It may not be safe for you. Learn more about the safety of various types of tanning while pregnant.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Sex During Pregnancy

Is sex during pregnancy safe? The good news, unless your doctor advises against it, sex and pregnancy are safe together. Learn more about sex during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy and Roller Coasters

Are you considering riding on a roller coaster while you are pregnant? Learn the risks and some safety recommendations of riding roller coaster during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnant in a Hot Tub

Are you wondering if jumping into a hot tub while pregnant is safe? Learn the common safety concerns and risks of using hot tubs during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy and Travel

Concerns about traveling during pregnancy is common. If you one of of those who have this concern, read this article to learn how to make the best our of your traveling.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy and Saunas

Many people who are pregnant have concerns on whether or not it is safe to use saunas during pregnancy. Learn more about the safety of using saunas during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Recreation and Pregnancy

Even though one may be pregnant, they still may desire to play recreational sports such as skiing or weightlifting. Learn about the safety of various recreational sports.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy and Amusement Parks

Many people enjoy going to amusement parks and pregnant woman are no exception. Learn about the concerns associated by going to amusement parks while pregnant.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Pesticides and Pregnancy

Concerns about pesticide usage during pregnancy is fairly common. Learn about the safety of various types of pesticides during your pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Cleaning and Pregnancy

Cleaning products are also an area of concern in regards to the safety of your pregnancy. Learn about the safety of using cleaning products during your pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Acne During Pregnancy

As with anything else during pregnancy, you always need to be cautious of what you ingest. Learn about the safety of taking acne medication while pregnant.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy and Pica

Pica is the well-known condition in which a pregnant mother starts having unusual cravings. Learn about the causes, common cravings and risks associated with Pica.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Mercury Levels in Sushi

Many people love sushi and pregnant women are no exception. This article covers the mercury levels in sushi and which types are low and high in mercury.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Mercury Levels in Fish

Many people enjoy eating fish and women who are pregnant are no exception. This article covers the mercury levels in various types of fish.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness
Caffeine and Pregnancy

Many people enjoy coffee every single day. But for pregnant women it can be a concern. Learn about the effects of coffee during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Artificial Sweeteners and Pregnancy

Many people who are pregnant often question which ones are safe to ingest during pregnancy. Learn about the safety of artificial sweeteners during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Mood Swings During Pregnancy

Having mood swings while you are pregnant is a common occurrence. Learn about the causes of these mood swings and how to treat them during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy, Health & Fitness
Depression in Pregnancy

Depression symptoms are experienced by 14-23% of women during pregnancy. Learn more about the symptoms of depression and treatment options.

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy, Health & Fitness
Massage and Pregnancy – Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massages have been shown to improve pregnancy outcome and maternal health. Learn more about the benefits of prenatal massage.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Pregnancy and Physical Therapy

Physical therapy during pregnancy can be useful for relieving common discomforts. Learn more about the benefits of physical therapy.

Pregnancy Wellness
Exercise Warning Signs

Learn more about the exercise warning signs you should be aware of during pregnancy. These warning signs should be discussed with your doctor.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Exercise and Pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy is safe for most women. Learn more about which forms of exercise are safest during pregnancy and which ones you should avoid.

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Pregnancy Exercise Guidelines

Exercising during pregnancy is safe for most women. Learn more about exercise guidelines during pregnancy that will help ensure the health of you and your baby.

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Effects of Exercise on Pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy is safe for most women. Learn more about the positive effects as well as safety concerns of exercise on your pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Pregnancy Week 10

While most of your baby’s organs are present by the 10th week, they will continue to mature throughout your pregnancy. Also, find exercises to stay healthy during pregnancy.

Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 11

At 11 weeks, you only have a couple weeks left in the first trimester. While you may not be able to feel any movement at this point, your baby is becoming more active.

Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 12

You have almost completed the first trimester! Your baby is continuing to grow, and you want to eat well to get the proper nutrients for both you and your baby.

Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 13

As you finish your first trimester, you will begin to notice many changes with your body, including stretch marks. Also, your baby now has a unique set of fingerprints.

Week by Week
Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy

Vaginal discharge is a common change during pregnancy. Learn more about which symptoms of vaginal discharge are normal and which symptoms are a concern.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Wellness
Swollen Gums During Pregnancy (Also known as Pregnancy Gingivitis)

During pregnancy, you more prone to developing gingivitis. However, with proper dental care, you can manage swollen gums and maintain oral health.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Prenatal Vitamin Limits

Vitamins and minerals are vital for proper fetal growth. Learn more about how to receive adequate amounts of nutrients and recommendations for prenatal vitamin limits.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness
Swelling During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it is normal to experience swelling as the body produces more blood and fluid. Even so, there are ways you can minimize swelling.

Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy Nutrition

Good nutrition is essential for the health and wellness of your baby. Learn about nutrition during pregnancy and how it invests in you and your baby.

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Your Pregnancy, Health & Fitness
Sleeping Positions During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, many people often find difficulty sleeping in their normal position. Learn about the best sleeping positions while you are pregnant.

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Skin Changes During Pregnancy

If your pregnancy has begun you may have noticed some differences in your skin. Learn about the changes with your skin during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Your Pregnancy, Health & Fitness
Pregnancy and Sciatic Nerve Pain

Many women experience sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy. Learn about the sciatic nerve, causes of sciatic nerve pain, and ways to treat this pain.

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health
Herbs and Pregnancy

Some natural herbs may be beneficial during pregnancy; however, others are unsafe. Learn more about the safety ratings of common herbs.

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Round Ligament Pain

Round ligament pain is common for women who are pregnant. Learn about the causes and treatment of round ligament pain during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy, Maternity
Herbal Tea and Pregnancy

Tea drinkers might have questions about the safety of different teas during pregnancy. Learn more about herbal teas that may be safe during pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Migraines During Pregnancy

If you are prone to getting migraines, you may notice that they either improve or worsen during pregnancy. Either way, there are ways you can alleviate migraine headaches.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy, Maternity
Folic Acid

Folic Acid is essential for the prevention of neural tube defects during pregnancy. Learn more about how to get adequate folic acid and the effects of a folic acid deficiency.

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Pregnancy, Health & Fitness, Maternity
Pregnancy and Leg Cramps

Leg cramps are commonly experienced during pregnancy. While they are not generally a concern, there are steps you can take to alleviate them.

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Your Pregnancy, Maternity
Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal vitamins are an excellent complement to eating well. They help insure that your baby is getting the nutrients needed for healthy development.

Pregnancy Wellness, Home Page Featured
Insomnia During Pregnancy: Snooze Or Lose!

While insomnia is common during pregnancy, it does not pose a risk for your baby. Nonetheless, there are ways you can improve your sleep and feel more rested.

Pregnancy Wellness
Omega-3 Fish Oil and Pregnancy

Taking omega-3 fish oil during pregnancy offers many health benefits, for both you and your baby. Learn more about how this supplement can impact your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Wellness, Home Page Featured
Pregnancy and Hemorrhoids

Swollen veins in the rectum are known as hemorrhoids, and are a painful symptom of pregnancy. Here are some ways to treat them and relieve the pain.

Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy and Heartburn

Heartburn is the unpleasant sensation some may feel in their chest after eating, and is a common pregnancy complaint. Here are ways to lessen the burn.

Pregnancy Wellness
Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Some types of food and drink should be avoided during pregnancy, due to increased risk of harm to the baby. Here are some examples of what to stay away from.

Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy and Headaches

Headaches during pregnancy is one of the most commonly experienced discomforts and complaints. Learn more about headaches and how to treat and prevent them.

Pregnancy Wellness
Nutrients and Vitamins for Pregnancy

Eating healthy during pregnancy is essential for your baby’s development. Here are some guidelines you can follow for a good diet while your baby is growing.

Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy and Hair Loss

After childbirth, it is not uncommon to experience excessive hair loss for several months. Here, you can read about what to expect in regards to hair loss.

Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy Weight Gain

Weight gain during pregnancy is expected and normal. Read on to learn more about how much weight pregnant women will typically gain.

Pregnancy Wellness
Eating for Two When Over or Under Weight

Eating for two can be a concern when you are over or underweight previous to your pregnancy. Learn more about eating for two when over or underweight.

Pregnancy Wellness
Dizziness and Pregnancy

Dizziness or feeling faint is a normal symptom during pregnancy. It is more common in the first trimester, but you may experience it throughout your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Wellness
Using Illegal Drugs During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the use of illegal drugs can harm your baby. If you are currently using, talk to your doctor immediately about ways to quit.

Pregnancy Wellness
Pregnancy and Constipation

Approximately half of women will experience constipation during pregnancy. Here are some tips on how to handle difficult or painful bowel movements.

Pregnancy Wellness
Breast Changes During Pregnancy

While pregnant, there are breast changes you should expect. These changes are normal, if uncomfortable at times, because your body is preparing for the arrival of your baby.

Pregnancy Wellness
Eating Disorders and Pregnancy

Eating disorders, a mental health issue, can affect your health during pregnancy. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy during and after pregnancy.

Pregnancy Wellness, Women's Health, Health & Fitness
Body Image: Loving Your Body Before, During, and After Your Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body undergoes a number of physical changes. Maintaining a healthy body image is as important now as it was prior to pregnancy.

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Alcohol and Pregnancy

Alcohol has been proven to have adverse affects on the development of babies. It is important that you do not drink any amount of alcohol during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Wellness
Back Pain During Pregnancy

As your uterus grows and stretches, you may experience an ache in your lower back. Here are some ways to treat the pain, as well as warning signs for serious problems.

Pregnancy Wellness, Health & Fitness
Smoking During Pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy can be very detrimental to your health and the health of your baby. Here are some resources to help you quit.

Pregnancy Wellness
Caffeine During Pregnancy

Caffeine is the most-used stimulant in America. Although studies have been inconclusive, it is still best to limit caffeine consumption during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Wellness, Home Page Featured
Abusing Prescription Drugs During Pregnancy

Taking prescription drugs during pregnancy can potentially have harmful effects on your baby. Before taking any, be sure to talk to your doctor.

Pregnancy Wellness
Yeast Infections During Pregnancy

Yeast infections are common during pregnancy and can cause significant discomfort. Learn about the causes, symptoms and ways to treat a yeast infection.

Pregnancy Complications
Urinary Tract Infection During Pregnancy

UTI’s are bladder infections that are common during pregnancy. Learn about ways to prevent and treat a UTI, if you should get one while pregnant.

Pregnancy Complications
Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is a rare, but serious blood infection. Learn about the risks of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy and ways to prevent an infection.

Pregnancy Complications
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) And Pregnancy

Bacterial sexually transmitted infections can be treated and cured during pregnancy, but many viral STI infections cannot be cured. Learn about the risks and treatment of STI’s.

Pregnancy Complications
Rh Factor

If your blood is Rh-negative, then problems can arise during your pregnancy. Learn about the treatment to prevent complications, if you are Rh-negative and pregnant.

Pregnancy Complications
Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia typically affects 5-8% of pregnancies. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options should you develop high blood pressure while pregnant.

Pregnancy Complications
Placental Abruption

Placental abruption is the separation of the placenta from the uterine lining and occurs in about 1% of all pregnancies. Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatment available.

Pregnancy Complications
Placenta Previa

Placenta Previa affects about 1 in 200 pregnant women in the third trimester of pregnancy. Learn about the different types of Placenta Previa, symptoms and treatment.

Pregnancy Complications
Placenta Accreta

Approximately 1 in 2,500 pregnancies experience placenta accreta. Learn about the causes, risks, and treatment for this condition.

Pregnancy Complications
Molar Pregnancy

Molar pregnancies are rare, but can be emotionally devastating. Learn about the risks, symptoms, treatment and emotional support needed after this pregnancy loss.

Pregnancy Complications
Miscarriage

Most miscarriages occur within the first 13 weeks. Learn about the types of miscarriage, signs, symptoms, treatment and support available, if you experience a pregnancy loss.

Pregnancy Complications
Low Amniotic Fluid Levels: Oligohydramnios

Low amniotic fluid levels are typically caused by serious underlying conditions. Learn about the causes, risks and treatment available, if you should be diagnosed with it.

Pregnancy Complications
Crowning

Crowning takes place when the baby’s head remains visible without slipping back in as you are pushing during birth. Learn more about crowning during birth.

Labor and Birth
Listeria And Pregnancy

Listeria is a type of bacteria found in some contaminated foods and can cause problems for both you and your baby. Learn about the risks, treatment and ways to prevent this.

Pregnancy Complications
Back Labor

Back labor refers to back pain and trouble yourself that women feel during labor. Learn more about the causes and treatments here.

Labor and Birth
Inducing Labor

Labor may be induced if it is the safest option for you and your baby. There are a couple of ways to induce labor. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

Labor and Birth
Effacement

Effacement occurs in order to help prepare your cervix for labor. Learn more about what the term effacement means and how it is measured.

Labor and Birth
Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR); Small For Gestational Age (SGA)

Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a fetal weight that is below the 10th percentile for gestational age. Learn about the risk factors and treatment for this condition.

Pregnancy Complications
Stages Of Childbirth: Stage II

The second stage of labor will include the delivery of your baby. Learn more about what to expect during this stage of labor and tips for making this stage easier.

Labor and Birth
Stages Of Childbirth: Stage III

The third stage of labor involves the delivery of your placenta. Learn more about how the placenta is delivered and what you can expect from this process.

Labor and Birth
Stages Of Childbirth: Stage I

The first stage of labor is the longest. There are many tips you can follow to make this stage easier. Learn more about what to expect during this phase.

Labor and Birth
Incompetent Cervix: Weakened Cervix

An incompetent or weak cervix occurs when the cervix starts to open before the baby is ready to be born. Learn about the causes, risks, and treatments for this condition.

Getting Pregnant, Infertility, Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Loss
Care For The Premature Baby

Premature babies will need special care during the beginning of their life. The NICU helps to provide your baby with the medical treatments and care he/she needs.

Labor and Birth
Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a very severe type of morning sickness. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for this serious condition during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications
Emotionally Dealing With The Premature Birth Of Your Baby

If you gave birth to a baby prematurely, you might be experiencing many conflicting emotions. Here are a couple of tips you can follow to help you cope.

Labor and Birth
HIV/ AIDS During Pregnancy

In most cases, HIV will not cross through the placenta from mother to baby. Learn about prenatal care and treatment available to protect your baby, if you have HIV.

Pregnancy Complications
Premature Birth Complications

Premature babies may experience complications such as immature lungs. Learn more about the various complications and how they are often treated.

Labor and Birth
HELLP Syndrome

HELLP syndrome is considered a variant type of preeclampsia and affects less than 1% of all pregnancies. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment available.

Pregnancy Complications
Group B Strep Infection: GBS

Group B Strep is a bacterial infection that can be found in the vagina and/or rectum of 25% of healthy women. Antibiotics can be used to prevent transmission of GBS to your baby.

Pregnancy Complications
Alternative Relaxation Techniques

Although labor can be hard work, there are some steps you can follow to make it more relaxing. Learn more about ways to relax during labor.

Labor and Birth
Gestational Hypertension: Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH)

Gestational hypertension is characterized by high blood pressure during pregnancy. It is important to treat gestational hypertension early to prevent further complications.

Pregnancy Complications
Patterned Breathing During Labor

Patterned breathing may be used during labor for relaxation and pain relief. Learn the techniques and benefits of using patterned breathing during labor.

Labor and Birth
Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which the body does not produce adequate amounts of insulin during pregnancy. However, treatment options are available.

Pregnancy Complications
Using Narcotics For Pain Relief During Childbirth

Narcotics are sometimes used for pain relief during labor. Learn more about the different types of narcotics and the risks and benefits associated with each one.

Labor and Birth
Fetal Growth Restriction; Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR); Small For Gestational Age

Fetal growth restriction, also known as small for gestational age or intrauterine growth restriction, occurs when the fetal weight is below the 10th percentile for gestational age.

Pregnancy Complications
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS); Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy may lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. There is no known amount of alcohol that is safe to drink during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications
General Anesthesia

Although rare, circumstances may occur in which the pregnant woman needs to be put under general anesthesia during labor. Read on to find out more about the procedure.

Labor and Birth
Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg attaches itself outside of the uterus. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for an ectopic pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications
D&C Procedure After A Miscarriage

A D&C is a procedure performed after a miscarriage occurring in the first trimester. This procedure is used if a woman does not fully miscarry on her own.

Pregnancy Complications
Pregnancy Week 14

Congratulations on beginning your second trimester! You and your baby are continuing to grow. Learn how to manage stress in a healthy way.

Week by Week
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

By 40 years of age, over half of all adults have been infected with Cytomegalovirus (CMV). Learn more about the symptoms & treatment of CMV Infection.

Pregnancy Complications
Concerns Regarding Early Fetal Development

In the early weeks of pregnancy, many women have questions about fetal development. Read about what to expect as your baby develops in the womb.

Pregnancy Complications
Most Common Pregnancy Complications

You may experience some complications during your pregnancy. Learn more about the most common complications during pregnancy and their treatments.

Pregnancy Complications
Cholestasis Of Pregnancy

Cholestasis is a liver disease that only occurs during pregnancy. The major symptom is a severe itching. Cholestasis occurs rarely, and resolves after delivery.

Pregnancy Complications
Chickenpox and Pregnancy

Chicken pox is a contagious viral infection that can be very serious. Learn more about ways to protect your baby if you contract chicken pox during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications
Cervical Cerclage

Cervical cerclage is a procedure that may be necessary if a woman has a weak cervix. There are minimal risks and considerable benefits associated with this procedure.

Pregnancy Complications
Blighted Ovum

A blighted ovum occurs when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo does not develop. Learn more about the causes of a blighted ovum.

Pregnancy Complications
Bleeding During Pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy can occur for a number of reasons. It is important to determine whether it is benign, or indicative of a major medical issue.

Pregnancy Complications
Bed Rest

Bed rest may be prescribed to increase the probability that you continue with a healthy pregnancy. Learn more about making your bed rest a positive experience.

Pregnancy Complications
Bacterial Vaginosis During Pregnancy

Bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial infection of the vagina that may cause pregnancy complications. However, there are simple ways to treat it.

Pregnancy Complications
Quetiapine During Pregnancy

Quetiapine is a medication used to treat schizophrenia. Many women feel concerned regarding the safety of taking this medication during pregnancy.

Medications & Pregnancy
Montelukast During Pregnancy

Montelukast is a medication used to treat asthma. Discover information that can help you make an informed decision on whether to use montelukast during pregnancy.

Medications & Pregnancy
Spinal Block

A spinal block, similar to an epidural, is when anesthesia is injected directly into the spinal fluid in order to provide pain relief during labor.

Labor and Birth
Escitalopram During Pregnancy

If you are struggling with depression during pregnancy, you may wonder if it is safe to take escitalopram. Talk with your doctor to determine the best treatment option.

Medications & Pregnancy
Pudendal Block

During the second stage of labor, a pudenal block may be given with a local anesthetic, in order to relieve the pain before delivery. Here is more information on what to expect.

Labor and Birth
Duloxetine During Pregnancy

Duloxetine is used to treat anxiety and depression. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression during pregnancy, discuss treatment options with your doctor.

Medications & Pregnancy
Natural Childbirth Techniques

If you do not want to use medical interventions during labor, there are several options for natural childbirth. Read on to find out more about some popular options.

Labor and Birth
Atorvastatin During Pregnancy

While atorvastatin, also known as Lipitor, is used to treat high cholesterol, it is not safe to use during pregnancy due to the possible negative effects on your baby.

Medications & Pregnancy
Aripiprazole During Pregnancy

Aripiprazole is commonly used to treat schizophrenia. Talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of taking aripiprazole during pregnancy.

Medications & Pregnancy
Local Anesthesia

Labor can be a painful experience. However, a number of local anesthetics are available to help provide pain relief. Read more about your options.

Labor and Birth
Epidural Anesthesia

An epidural is the most popular form of anesthesia during labor. There are several benefits to an epidural, but also a number of potential risks.

Labor and Birth
Circumcision

If you have a baby boy, you will need to make a decision about whether or not to circumcise. Here is information about the procedure and potential complications.

Labor and Birth
Your Child’s First Test: The APGAR

The APGAR test is used to determine the health of your baby at birth. Five conditions are measured on a 0-2 scale to check the responsiveness of your baby.

Labor and Birth
Signs Of Labor

When you enter the late phase of your pregnancy, you will begin looking for evidence that you are going into labor. Here are some signs to look for around week 38.

Labor and Birth
False Labor

As you eagerly await the arrival of your newborn, you may begin to experience “false labor.” There are a number of ways you can differentiate between this and the real thing.

Labor and Birth
Mucus Plug: Bloody Show

A sign of impending labor is loss of the mucus plug, or the “bloody show.” Although not always an indication that birth is imminent, it may be that your body is preparing for labor.

Labor and Birth
Braxton Hicks Contractions

Braxton Hicks contractions may begin occurring as early as the second trimester, and are often mistaken for early labor. Don’t be alarmed if you experience them.

Labor and Birth
Premature Labor

Preterm labor refers to going into labor before the 37th week of pregnancy. There are steps you can take to decrease your risk of this occurring.

Labor and Birth
Glucose Tolerance Test

Glucose tolerance tests are used to help identify gestational diabetes in pregnant women. Learn more about these tests and what to do if your results are abnormal.

Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness, Prenatal Testing
Fetal Non-Stress Test (NST)

A fetal non-stress test indicates if the blood flow and oxygen to the fetus is adequate enough for proper health. Learn more about these tests and what they can uncover.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness, Prenatal Testing
Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

When a baby is too large to fit through the pelvis during birth, this is known as cephalopelvic disproportion. Mothers who experience this will likely undergo C-section.

Labor and Birth
Episiotomy

If the vaginal opening is not wide enough during labor, an episotomy may be necessary. This is a surgical incision used to enlarge the vaginal opening.

Labor and Birth
Biophysical Profile

The biophysical profile test determines fetal health and well- being resulting from either an examination, maternal/fetal symptoms, or if the pregnancy is considered high risk.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Prenatal Testing
Breech Births

Breech birth happens when the baby is turned wrong in the womb, and the feet or buttocks emerge first. Typically, a C-section is suggested if this occurs.

Labor and Birth
Triple Screen Test

The triple screen test is usually performed between the 15th to 20th week of pregnancy to measure high and low levels of AFP and abnormal levels of hCG and estriol.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Prenatal Testing
Quad Screen Test

Similar to a triple screen test, a quad screen test is performed during the 16th to 18th week of pregnancy to assess probabilities of potential genetic disorders.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Prenatal Testing
Maternal Serum Alpha-Fetoprotein Screening (MSAFP)

The Maternal Serum Alpha-Fetoprotein Screening test is a part of the triple screen test which tells if the mother is at risk of carrying a baby with a potential disorder.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Prenatal Testing
Cordocentesis : Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS)

Cordocentesis is a medical test that takes blood from the fetus to detect potential fetal abnormalities. Learn more about possible reasons for the test here.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Prenatal Testing, Cord Blood
Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test that assesses your baby for potential disorders or disabilities. It is usually prescribed following an abnormal triple test result.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Prenatal Testing
First-Trimester Screen

The first trimester screen test is one of the newer non-invasive evaluation tests that help identify risk for specific chromosomal abnormalities.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Prenatal Testing
Chorionic Villus Sampling: CVS

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) removes chorionic villi cells from the placenta to check for chromosome abnormalities and genetic disorders.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns, Prenatal Testing
Ultrasound: Sonogram

An ultrasound captures an image of the baby and placenta using high frequency sounds waves while scanning a pregnant woman’s pelvic cavity and abdomen.

Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness, Prenatal Testing
Getting A Urinalysis: About Urine Tests

During routine prenatal care, blood tests test are used to assess blood type, Rh factor, as well as glucose, iron and hemoglobin levels. Learn more here.

Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness, Prenatal Testing
Blood Test

During routine prenatal care, blood tests are used to assess blood type, Rh factor, as well as glucose, iron and hemoglobin levels. Learn more here.

Pregnancy Concerns, Pregnancy Wellness, Prenatal Testing
Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that occurs approximately 7 times in every 10,000 pregnancies. Here are common symptoms of spina bifida, as well as ways to lower the risk.

Birth Defects & Disorders
Progeria: Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS)

Progeria is a rare genetic disorder that manifests in children as accelerated aging. It is found equally in all races and genders. Read to find out more.

Birth Defects & Disorders
Down Syndrome: Trisomy 21

Down Syndrome, the most common birth defect in the US, affects around 6,000 babies a year. Here are symptoms, risk factors, and screening information for the disorder.

Birth Defects & Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs)

The most common form of birth defects are congenital heart defects. This article describes the causes, symptoms, and treatments of congenital heart defects.

Birth Defects & Disorders
Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate

The 4th most common birth defect is a cleft lip or cleft palate. Caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, it can be addressed by surgery and orthodontic care.

Birth Defects & Disorders
Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects cognitive and physical functioning, occurs in 2-3 births out of every 1,000. Here is more about signs, symptoms and treatments.

Birth Defects & Disorders
Cesarean Birth After Care

After a C-section, it is important to care for yourself well. Here are some ideas for how to heal, both emotionally and physically, from this major surgery.

Labor and Birth
Autism

Autism is one of the most common birth disorders. It affects emotional and mental functioning. There are a number of resources that provide information for further research.

Birth Defects & Disorders
Trying To Avoid A Cesarean

A Cesarean section is a major surgery, and some women prefer to avoid it if possible. Here are some tips on how to do so, as well as information about why it may be necessary.

Labor and Birth
Tips For Preventing Birth Defects

Although the causes of many birth defects are not known, here are some steps you can take to optimize both your health and the health of your baby.

Birth Defects & Disorders
Risks of a Cesarean Procedure

Cesarean sections occur in 1 of 4 births. As with any major medical procedure, there are potential risks to be aware of and to discuss with your doctor.

Labor and Birth
Creating A Positive Cesarean Experience

Sometimes, due to medical necessity, a cesarean surgery may be called for. However, there are a number of ways to make the surgery less stressful.

Labor and Birth
Cesarean Procedure

A Cesarean, or C-section, is another form of birth available to you. Continue reading to learn about the process and possible risks of this type of delivery.

Labor and Birth
VBAC: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Even after a C-section, many women are still eligible for vaginal birth for their next child. Talk to your doctor if you would like to give birth vaginally after a prior C-section.

Labor and Birth
Reasons For A Cesarean Birth

A cesarean section is a surgical procedure in which a baby is delivered through the abdomen. There are numerous reasons why a doctor may recommend a cesarean.

Labor and Birth
Birth Center

If you are looking for a natural birthing option and have a low-risk pregnancy, you may want to consider giving birth in a birth center. Here is what you can expect at a birth center.

Labor and Birth
Water Birth

Many women choose to have a water birth because it is more gentle on the baby and reduces stress for the mother. Find out more about the benefits and risks of water birth.

Labor and Birth
Guidelines to Choosing an Adoption Agency

What do you need to know when choosing an adoption agency or adoption attorney? Find steps and guidelines to choosing the best adoption agency for you.

Adoption, Unplanned Pregnancy
Home Birth

More women are considering having a home birth. If you have a low-risk pregnancy, you may want to learn more to determine if having a home birth is right for you.

Labor and Birth
Assisted Delivery

An assisted delivery may be necessary if a mom and baby need additional help towards the end of delivery. Forceps or a vacuum extractor are generally used in such cases.

Labor and Birth
Benefits of Adoption

What are the benefits of adoption? Discover the benefits for the birth mom, adoptive family and the baby. There are more benefits than you might think.

Adoption
Types of Parenting

When dealing with an unplanned pregnancy you have options as a parent. Learn more about the types of parenting options you have.

Unplanned Pregnancy
Kegel Exercises

Kegel exercises help strengthen the vaginal muscles as well as the muscles that support the uterus. Practicing Kegels can help you have an easier birth.

Labor and Birth
Single Parenting

Being a single parent can be difficult at times for some people. This page provides information on how to make the most out of single parenting.

Unplanned Pregnancy
Parenting Preparation Checklist

If you are a first-time parent you may find having a baby challenging. Creating a parenting preparation checklist can help you plan better for the responsibilities.

Unplanned Pregnancy
Creating Your Birth Plan

A birth plan can help clarify your desires for the birth of your baby and help you communicate clearly with everyone involved. Here are some tips for creating a birth plan.

Labor and Birth
Doing it Alone

Being a single parent can be challenging for some people. Learn more about the common issues many people often face when trying to be a parent on their own.

Unplanned Pregnancy
Possible Physical Side Effects After Abortion

Many people are concerned about the possible physical side effects following an abortion. Learn the facts about these side effects so you can know when to call a doctor.

Unplanned Pregnancy
The Emotional Side Effects of Abortion

Emotional side effects after an abortion are quite common. Learn about these emotional side effects and who’s prone to experiencing them.

Unplanned Pregnancy
Surgical Abortion Procedures

Your stage in pregnancy determines what type of surgical abortion you can have. Learn about these types of abortion procedures as well as the side effects and risks.

Unplanned Pregnancy
Labor & Birth Terms To Know

It is important to be informed about common terms related to labor and birth. An understanding of these terms will help you be better prepared for delivery.

Labor and Birth
Medical Abortion Procedures

Medical abortion procedures are an option during the earlier stages of a pregnancy. Learn about the types of medical abortion and the potential risks and side effects.

Unplanned Pregnancy
Having A Doula: Is a Doula For Me?

Doulas provide physical, emotional, and educational support throughout labor. They use a variety of pain-relief techniques to help you have a positive birth experience.

Labor and Birth
Abortion Follow Up Care

After most abortions many clinics will schedule a follow up care appointment. Learn about the common procedures of an abortion follow-up care appointment.

Unplanned Pregnancy, Abortion Pill
Abortion Laws by State

Abortion laws by state can vary so if you are considering to have an abortion you may want to review the state abortion laws first before having the procedure.

Unplanned Pregnancy, Abortion Pill
Cord Blood Banking

Cord blood banking is the storage of your baby’s cord blood, which can be used to treat various diseases. Learn about the value of storing or donating cord blood.

Birth & Beyond, Labor and Birth, Cord Blood, Home Page Featured
Abortion Procedures

The type of abortion procedure you can have is contingent on what trimester of pregnancy one is in. Learn what types of abortion one can have for each trimester of pregnancy.

Unplanned Pregnancy
Midwives

There are numerous benefits of having a midwife. You may want to consider having a midwife if you would like a lower cost and more natural birth experience.

Birth & Beyond, Labor and Birth
Birthing Choices: Health Care Providers And Birth Locations

During your pregnancy, you will face many decisions, including those regarding your health care provider and birthing location. Learn more about your birthing choices.

Labor and Birth
Making a Decision

Making a decision on what to do about your unplanned pregnancy can be tough. Learn about what to consider to help you make the right decision for yourself.

Unplanned Pregnancy
My Three Pregnancy Choices

When dealing with an unplanned pregnancy you have options as a parent. Learn more about the types of parenting options you have.

Unplanned Pregnancy
Stillbirth: Surviving Emotionally

Stillbirth touches families of all races, religion and socio-economic status. Learn about ways to cope with a stillbirth and resources to support you during this difficult time.

Pregnancy Loss
Stillbirth: Trying To Understand

Are you facing a stillbirth? Learn about some of the common reasons for this devastating event, risk factors and ways to identify potential problems that may lead to stillbirth.

Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Loss
After a Miscarriage: Surviving Emotionally

Have you experienced a miscarriage recently? Find out ways to cope with grief, understand your healing rights and find resources to assist you.

Pregnancy Loss
Weight Gain With Multiples

Gaining an adequate amount of weight is particularly important when you are carrying multiples. Find out how much weight you can expect to gain during your pregnancy.

Multiples Pregnancy
After a Miscarriage: Supporting Friends & Family Through Loss

Struggling with how to help someone who has recently suffered a miscarriage? Find out what genuine support involves and ways to help your loved ones through this difficulty.

Pregnancy Loss
Vanishing Twin Syndrome

Vanishing twin syndrome is a type of pregnancy loss that occurs when a twin or multiple disappears during pregnancy. This can be detected through an ultrasound.

Multiples Pregnancy
After a Miscarriage: Physical Recovery

Concerned about the physical recovery process after a miscarriage? Learn about what physical symptoms to expect and how to prevent infection, as you begin to recovery.

Pregnancy Loss
Signs and Symptoms of a Multiple Pregnancy

There are many ways to identify a multiple pregnancy, including elevated hCG levels and multiple heartbeats. However, ultrasound is the only way to confirm this.

Multiples Pregnancy
Multiples Pregnancy: Twins, Triplets and More

The incidence of multiples pregnancies has significantly increased over the past 30 years. Learn about the symptoms that may indicate a multiples pregnancy.

Multiples Pregnancy
Pregnancy Week 15

By the 15th week, your doctor may begin measuring your fundal height to monitor growth. Also, discover the best sleeping position for pregnancy.

Week by Week
Safe Exercise During a Multiples Pregnancy

If you are feeling healthy and experiencing no complications, your doctor may allow light exercise. Learn more about exercising safely during a multiples pregnancy.

Is it Safe While Pregnant, Multiples Pregnancy
Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a serious disorder that occurs in multiples who share a placenta. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of TTTS.

Multiples Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Concerns
Prenatal Care in a Multiples Pregnancy

Prenatal care in a multiples pregnancy is necessary to monitor the health of you and your babies. Learn more about the frequency and purpose of your prenatal appointments.

Multiples Pregnancy
How a Multiples Pregnancy Occurs

The number of multiple pregnancies have increased over the last twenty years. Learn more about the types of multiple pregnancies and how they occur.

Multiples Pregnancy
Complications In A Multiples Pregnancy

In a multiples pregnancy there is an increased risk for complications, such as preterm labor. Learn more about complications in multiple pregnancies.

Multiples Pregnancy
Kick Counts

Setting aside time every day to count your baby’s kicks, swishes, rolls, and jabs may help identify potential problems. Learn about kick counts and the prevention of stillbirth.

Your Developing Baby, Your Pregnancy, Maternity
First Fetal Movement: Quickening

Quickening is the first detection of movement and can be felt from 13-25 weeks. Learn more about quickening and what to expect from your baby’s first movements.

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Developing Baby, Abortion Pill
Fetal Development

Fetal development is generally divided into three trimesters, which last 12-14 weeks each. Learn more about general guidelines for determining stages of fetal development.

Your Developing Baby
hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin): The Pregnancy Hormone

The pregnancy hormone hCG is used to monitor the health of the baby. Here is some basic information about typical average levels at the different stages of pregnancy.

Birth Defects & Disorders, Getting Pregnant, Pregnancy Wellness, Your Developing Baby
The Fetal Life-Support System: Placenta, Umbilical Cord, and Amniotic Sac

The placenta, umbilical cord and amniotic sac each play critical roles in your baby’s survival inside the womb. Learn about your baby’s fetal life-support system.

Pregnancy Wellness, Your Developing Baby
Postpartum Doula

Postpartum doulas assist with physical and emotional recovery of the mother, as well as, helping with the needs of the baby. Learn about postpartum doula support.

Birth & Beyond, Planning and Preparing
Life Insurance

Life insurance is typically either term life, or whole life insurance. Learn about how to provide for the ongoing needs of your family, in the event of your death.

Planning and Preparing
Importance of a Will

If you die without a will, your children’s financial future may be at risk. Find out more about how a legal will ensures your wishes for your children and estate are followed.

Planning and Preparing
Packing for the Hospital or Birth Center

With some planning and preparing, you can successfully pack for the hospital. Learn about the essentials you need for yourself, baby, partner, and other children.

Planning and Preparing
Lactation Consultants

A new mom can give her breastfeeding relationship a great start. Learn about lactation consultants and other types of breastfeeding support available.

Birth & Beyond, Planning and Preparing
Home Business for Mom

As a mom, the benefits of a home-based business is something you may want to consider for your family. Learn more about the opportunities available.

Planning and Preparing
Child Life Insurance

The need for child life insurance is not something most of us like to think about. However, it is wise to at least consider it. Come learn more about child life insurance.

Planning and Preparing
Choosing a Pediatrician

A pediatrician specializes in the care of infants, adolescents and children as old as 21. Learn helpful information and get an early start in choosing a pediatrician for your baby.

Birth & Beyond, Planning and Preparing
Medical Terms to Know

There are some important medical terms you need to be aware of, if you are pregnant. Learn helpful information to assist you in your pregnancy experience.

Planning and Preparing
WIC

WIC assists pregnant women, women who have recently given birth, infants and children under the age of 5 years old. Learn more about the eligibility requirements.

Birth & Beyond, Planning and Preparing
Maternity Leave

It is important to plan your maternity leave so that you and your family do not experience any unexpected financial challenges. Learn more about what maternity leave entails.

Planning and Preparing
Maternity Insurance for Pregnant Women

All qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act offer maternity coverage. Learn about maternity insurance, and alternatives you may want to consider.

Planning and Preparing
After a Miscarriage: Getting Pregnant Again

It is natural to want to become pregnant again soon after facing the heartache of losing a baby. Learn some things you may want to consider, as you decide to try again.

Pregnancy Loss
Do I Have A Form Of Postpartum Depression?

Wondering if you or someone you know is suffering from a postpartum mood disorder? Find out how to identify various postpartum mood disorders.

Birth & Beyond
Baby Blues

Approximately 70-80% of all new mothers experience some negative feelings or mood swings after the birth of their child. Find out ways to identify and deal with baby blues.

Birth & Beyond
Umbilical Cord Care

It will take about 1-2 weeks for your baby’s umbilical cord stump to fall off. Learn precautions to take to avoid irritation and/or infection.

Birth & Beyond
Monitoring Your Newborn’s Weight Gain

The weight of a newborn is often used as a marker of general health, so it is important to monitor. Learn how to determine if your baby is gaining weight properly.

Birth & Beyond
Newborn Testing

After your baby is born, your health care provider will perform newborn testing to detect various disorders and complications. Learn more about newborn testing.

Labor and Birth
Newborn Jaundice

Jaundice is normal in most newborns. However, sometimes jaundice will need to be treated. Learn about symptoms and treatment for this common condition.

Birth & Beyond
Medicaid for Pregnant Women

Learn about Medicaid, which has many ways you can qualify—and even though income makes up part of the eligibility requirements, it is not solely based on that.

Birth & Beyond, Planning and Preparing