pregnancy

Understanding your pregnancy week by week can help you make good decisions throughout your pregnancy.  A pregnancy in singleton pregnancies lasts an average of 40 weeks (280 days) from the first day of the last menstrual period to the estimated date of delivery or 266 days from the time of ovulation/fertilization to the dues date. BabyMed teaches you everything you need to know about pregnancy, from getting pregnant to nutrition and sex to having a healthy baby. The more you know about your pregnancy week by week, the more prepared you'll be to face what lies ahead.

    All the Things Nobody Told You About Getting Pregnant, Pregnancy, and Postpartum

    So you are trying to get pregnant? Or you are pregnant or just had a baby? Your friends and the books tell you how easy it is to get pregnant. How to improve your chances getting pregnant? They tell you about morning sickness, swollen ankles, or hiow painful labor is.   ... more »

    Fetal Health Monitoring

    Women with high-risk pregnancies and those who experience other complications often need a close watch of the fetus for potential problems or complications. ... more »

    Sex Getting Pregnant And During Pregnancy And

    Sexual intercourse and sex before and during pregnancy are essential when getting pregnant and trying to conceive. BabyMed helps you sort through all the information you need to know. ... more »

    hCG Information Levels and Numbers in Early Pregnancy

    hCG pregnancy hormone information on hCG numbers in early pregnancy and all the facts are presented here. ... more »

    Before Your ObGyn Examination

    The ObGyn Examination is an important part of a woman's life. It is important to remember that the examination is for your benefit. ... more »

    New Pregnancy Exercise Routines

    Women who are pregnant should start a daily exercise program even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy. ... more »

    Foods To Improve Fertility

    Much advice is given about what to eat while you are pregnant. Even more advice can be found for what to avoid while you are pregnant. But what should you eat if you want to improve your fertility?  ... more »

    Is it Safe? How Safe is it in Pregnancy?

    Read here more about what is safe and what is not in pregnancy and while trying to conceive. Which activities and sports, which foods, which exposures can potentially harm your developing baby? ... more »

    Active Lifestyle Slows Asthma Lung Damage

    Every year, more than 3 million people in the United States are diagnosed with asthma.  The disease causes the airways to become so inflamed it makes breathing difficult and can be severe enough to be fatal.  Generally, the longer a person has the disease, the more damage to the lungs and bronchial tubes but a recent study from Norway found that the respiratory system of asthma patients who mai ... more »

    JAMA Describes Congenital Zika Syndrome

     In the latest issue of JAMA Neurology, the new term, “congenital Zika syndrome,” is used to describe the widespread brain damage caused by prenatal exposure to the Zika virus.  In previous medical and news literature, microcephaly (small head circumference) has become the hallmark of exposure but the JAMA article coined the new term after an extensive study of prenatally expo ... more »

    Pregnancy and Hearing: 3 Ways One Affects the Other

    Pregnancy is a full-body experience; it is not limited to a cute little baby bump.  It even affects the ability to hear.  And hearing affects pregnancy health by increasing the risk of preterm delivery and/or low birth weight if a mother is hearing impaired during pregnancy.  And, if noise is too loud or lasts too long, the baby’s sense of hearing might be damaged even before it’s born. ... more »

    Good News About Morning Sickness!

    About 60-80% of all women experience some degree of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, according to a British journal on nursing.  A new study from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a branch of the National Institutes of Health in the US, suggests morning sickness ... more »

    Here’s What’s Different About Sex During Pregnancy

    People have been having sex and getting pregnant for longer than anybody can remember but the idea of sex during pregnancy is a constant source of question.  Sex during pregnancy involves the body and the emotions just as it did before but pregnancy does present a few new issues. ... more »

    Sex and the Five Trimesters of Pregnancy

      You’re probably thinking there only three trimesters of pregnancy, right?  After all, “tri-“ means three but it could mean that there are five distinct three-month periods associated with pregnancy and each one affects your sex life in distinctly different ways. ... more »

    Let’s Take the Mystery Out of Pregnancy Sex

      Chances are it was sex that got you pregnant so there’s no reason to stop the fun and games now that the deed is done.  Yet sex during pregnancy remains a mysterious subject for many couples.  So mysterious questions are rarely asked, the discussion rarely had.  Let’s start here to take some of the mystery out of pregnancy sex. ... more »

    Do This When You Are Pregnant and Not Feeling Sexy

    Feeling sexy while pregnant can be a little tough on some women and it gets tough on most women as pregnancy progresses.  The hormones that fed the flames of love that got you pregnant take a roller-coaster ride through pregnancy.  In most cases, lack of interest in sex is just a passing thing and libido will return in a week or two.  Here are some things you can do to keep romance alive while ... more »

    7 Things You Did Not Know About Getting Pregnant in Your 30s

    These seven things here that tell you what you did not know about getting pregnant in Your 30s: ... more »

    7 Things You Did Not Know About Pregnancy in the First Trimester

    1)  Baby gender is all about daddy’s input ... more »

    Your Daily Pregnancy Life

    Your Daily Pregnancy Life ... more »

    Your due date is only accurate if it's calculated correctly

    Your due date, the calulated day when the baby is due, is the most important information you should know. Not because the baby will be born exactly on that day, only 5% of all babies are born on their due date, and 80% are born within 2 weeks before and after the due date. ... more »

    10 Things Nobody Told Me About Getting Pregnant

    By the time a couple is thinking about starting a family, it’s safe to assume they both know a good bit about the topic.  If the desire for pregnancy is shared with others, an avalanche of personal experiences, old wives’ tales, anecdotes, pop news stories, and other pregnancy-related chatter is sure to follow.  Even with all the talk and all the research a couple might do before actually ... more »

    10 Things Nobody Told Me About the First Trimester

    It happened!  You are pregnant and a baby is well on the way.  Your body may not be looking pregnant yet but you may be feeling some of the effects already.  Here are ten things you might not know about the first trimester of pregnancy. ... more »

    10 Things Nobody Told Me About the Second Trimester

    Many women claim the second trimester is the best part of pregnancy.  Nausea, fatigue, achy breasts, and other pregnancy-related ailments subside as energy and appetite return.  The body – yours and the baby’s – continue to grow and with that growth comes change and symptoms you might not have thought to ask about in advance.  Here are ten things maybe nobody told you about the second trimester ... more »

    Enjoy Herbal Teas During Pregnancy for Health and Pleasure

    People in China have been drinking tea for at least 5,000 years, first as a medicinal beverage and then, centuries later, for pleasure.  During the age of global discovery in the Middle Ages of the last millennium, explorers from Europe spread the custom of drinking tea around the world. ... more »

    Is Toxoplasmosis Parasite Driving Road Rage?

    What do road rage, cats, litter boxes, pregnancy, Martin Shkreli, breast cancer, and 3 billion people have in common?  They have all been linked in recent months to toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that can pass from cats to humans when people clean out the litter box.  During pregnancy, the infection can cause fetal death and miscarriage. ... more »

    Autism Symptoms Reversed with Healthy Gut Bacteria from Breast Milk

    A new study of mice from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, has identified a particular bacterium common in human breast milk that is in severely short supply in the offspring of female mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) during pregnancy and lactation.  The offspring exhibited symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) until the missing bacterium was introduced into their micr ... more »

    FDA Issues Warning for Yeast Infection Drug During Pregnancy

    On April 26, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was reviewing its current recommendation for using fluconazole to treat yeast infections during pregnancy.  At this time, the FDA approves use of the antifungal medication during pregnancy when taken as a single low-dose treatment but the findings of an extensive Danish study of the drug's use during pregnancy has p ... more »

    Depression + Metabolic Syndrome = Elevated Risk for Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease

    A recent study from Canada finds an elevated risk for diabetes when a person has both depression and metabolic syndrome; the diabetes risk is higher when the two disorders are combined than when only one or the other disorder is present. ... more »

    10 Things Nobody Told You About Home Birth

    When we don’t feel well, most people would rather be at home, surrounded by people and things familiar and comfortable.  Most women who give birth aren’t actually sick at the time of labor and delivery but they certainly don’t feel exactly well.  It’s understandable they want to be surrounded by the familiar and comfortable.  This desire for comfortable familiarity, coupled perhaps with the des ... more »

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