Pregnancy and Maternity Insurance Guide

Right at the top of early pregnancy concerns is the ability to pay for prenatal care, labor, and delivery. Will your health insurance cover pregnancy? What if you don't have health insurance? Check out our Pregnancy/Maternity Insurance Guide. ... read more »

How To Find A Good Hospital and Maternity Unit

Finding a good hospital unit for maternity is among the top priorities for pregnant women to ensure the optimal care when you are having a baby. ... read more »

Quit Smoking During Pregnancy to Reduce Your Risk of Premature Birth

A new study shows that quitting will decrease your risk of giving birth prematurely, even if you’re already pregnant when you stop. ... read more »

Top 100 Baby Names 2009

Popularity in 2009 ... read more »

Most Popular Baby Names 2008

These are the most popular 1000 baby names from the year 2008. ... read more »

Baby Names: Most Popular By Date

Finding the right baby name isn't always easy. Here are lists of popular baby names through the decades. ... read more »

Slow Rising hCG Levels

Slow Rising hCG Levels In Early Pregnancy hCG usually doubles every 48-72 hours very early in pregnancy, when the hCG is below 6,000 mIU/ml. A rise above 35% in 48 hours is still considered normal and a rise below 35% in 48 hours is generally considered abnormal.  ... read more »

How Much Do You Know About Pregnancy Food Cravings?

Food cravings and aversions to food are among the most typical early symptoms of pregnancy and they often continue throughout the pregnancy. Almost all expectant mothers (and even some fathers!) experience cravings during pregnancy, and most experience at least one aversion as well. ... read more »

All About Cesarean Section: Quiz

A cesarean delivery or cesarean section is the abdominal delivery of a baby, as compared to a vaginal delivery. With a cesarean section, an incision is made through the abdomen and the uterus. Think you might need a cesarean section or have you been told you will likely have one? See how much you know about cesarean section deliveries with this informative quiz! ... read more »

Food Cravings, Pregnancy Cravings, Food Aversions

Food cravings are among the most typical early symptoms of pregnancy and often continue thoughout pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain Guide

Weight gain during pregnancy is a top concern, not only for how you will look and feel but also because it can be a determining factor in a healthy and happy pregnancy. Being overweight or underweight during pregnancy can both have adverse effects. ... read more »

Pregnancy Guide: I Am Pregnant

Learn early symptoms, diet, weight gain, and week-by-week fetal development. ... read more »

All About Prenatal Vitamins and Supplements

Prenatal supplements like vitamins are essential for the health of the fetus and the mother before, during, and after pregnancy. ... read more »

Safety of Sex Before, During, and After Pregnancy

There are five distinct three-month periods trimesters associated with pregnancy and each one affects your sex life in distinctly different ways ... read more »

Gas, Bloating, and Farting During Pregnancy

If there is one symptom of pregnancy that every mother-to-be would change, it would be the large amount of gas and bloating (aka "farting") associated with pregnancy. ... read more »

What You Can And What You Cannot Do In Pregnancy

You can do many  things during your pregnancy to help improve your and your baby's health. You can also avoid risks that can complicate a pregnancy. ... read more »

All About Prenatal Care

Prenatal care fact sheet ... read more »

How To Avoid Known Environmental Toxins

Scientists use the word “exposure” to describe when a person comes into contact with something. You can be exposed to toxic agents in the air; in food, water, and medications; through skin contact; or by having a medical condition such as diabetes. ... read more »

Scombroid Food Poisoning and Pregnancy

Scombroid food poisoning is a foodborne illness that results from eating spoiled (decayed) fish.[1] Along with ciguatera, it is listed as a common type of seafood poisoning.[2] The toxin believed to be responsible is histamine, formed as the flesh of the fish begins to decay. ... read more »

Impact of a Man's Age on Fertility and Pregnancy Outcomes

A man's age may impact both his fertility as well as the pregnancy outcome. ... read more »

Fetal Heartbeat

When can the fetal heartbeat first be seen? ... read more »

A Labor and Delivery Nurse's Birth Plan or Birthing Plan

Birth plans are common these days. Here is a birthplan written by a labor and delivery nurse. ... read more »

Blood Type and Rh Rhesus Status By Countries

  Below is a list of blood types (A,B,AB, O) and Rh Rhesus status (Rh-positive and Rh-negative) by countries. About 92+% of all people are Rh-positive and the rest are Rh-negative.    ... read more »

Swelling During Pregnancy

Swelling during pregnancy is not all bad. The female body understands the need for cushion as the fetus grows during pregnancy. This cushion manifests as increased fluid in the body. ... read more »

I think I'm pregnant, now what?

I think I'm pregnant, now what? As soon as you think you might be pregnant, you should visit your OBGYN or a pregnancy clinic or help center for a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant it is important to: ... read more »

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) - What Affects Success

  In the past, doctors said 'once a cesarean always a cesarean'. However, over the last decades more doctors encouraged their patients to attempt and try for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), even if they previously had a cesarean delivery. Below are what some of the criteria that increase or decrease chances having a successful VBAC: ... read more »

Baby Calculus

On this page you can find the calculators and tools that make BabyMed so popular Baby and Pregnancy CountdownCounts down and up your pregnancy, shows the due date, time elapsed, and other infomation ... read more »

Heterotopic Pregnancy - Pregnancy in Two Separate Locations

A heteropic pregnancy is a pregnancy in two separate locations, usually one pregnancy is inside the uterus, the other pregnancy is located usually as an ectopic pregnancy, outside the uterus. ... read more »

Choosing Your Pregnancy Health Care Provider

Choosing your pregnancy health care provider is one of the most important decisions you will make for your pregnancy. ... read more »

Fetal Hydrops - Hydrops Fetalis

Fetal hydrops is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in two or more body cavities or area. Soft tissue areas or cavities include: ... read more »

Timing of Delivery When Conditions Require Early Delivery

Below is a list modified from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concerning inductions or cesaran delivery by weeks based on medical indications   ... read more »

Mirror Syndrome In Pregnancy - Ballantyne's Syndrome

Mirror syndrome which is also known as Ballantyne's syndrome is a pregnancy complication which combines two conditions: fetal hydrops and maternal preeclampsia. ... read more »

What Is meconium and meconium aspiration syndrome MAS?

Meconium is the baby's initial stool.  Meconium is liquid and sticky and usually greenish or dark brown color and can be passed before or after birth.  Meconium contains everything the fetus has ingested while in the womb, such as mucus, amniotic fluid, water, lanugo (that downy hair babies have) and intestinal epithelial cells.  ... read more »

Ultrasound in Pregnancy - What is done?

Most patients in the US get at least a basic sonogram around 18-20 weeks, though it may surprise you to find out that presently most medical associations do not recommend ultrasound in pregnancy. ... read more »

Amniotic Fluid Embolism

Amniotic Fluid Embolism occurs when amniotic fluid, fetal cells, hair, or other materials enter the blood system of a pregnant woman. usually via tears in the uterus or cervix during labor and delivery, or through partial separation of the placenta. ... read more »

Tiredness during pregnancy

Feeling tiredness during pregnancy is one of the first complaints a newly pregnant mother has. This fatigue can be rooted in a variety of body changes and emotional stresses associated with pregnancy. ... read more »

Hermaphrodite - Can They get Pregnant?

A human has both female and male chromosomes pairs (47XXY, 46XX/46XY, 46XX/47XXY or 45X/XY mosaic) and usually both testicular and ovarian tissue. ... read more »

Physical and Emotional Changes During Pregnancy

The most common physical and emotional changes during pregnancy are very difficult to hide from the outside world. As the fetus grows, so does the abdomen of the mother. ... read more »

Small For Gestational Age (SGA)

Small for gestational age (SGA) is a term used to describe a baby who is smaller than the usual amount for the number of weeks of pregnancy. ... read more »

Signs of Danger in Pregnancy

Most pregnancies proceed uneventfully. However, you should know what possible danger signs are so you can contact your doctor or hospital if you experience them.If you experience any of the following signs, it's recommended that you call your doctor or go directly to the hospital to make sure you are taken care of.   ... read more »


Cosntipation affects about half of women at some point or another in their pregnancy. It is characterized by abdominal pain, the passing of hard stools, and infrequent bowel movements. ... read more »

Group B Strep in Pregnancy

About one in four pregnant women carry a bacterium called Group B Streptococcus (Group B Strep or GBS) in their vagina. Most don't even know that they carry it. ... read more »

What is Pregnancy And How Do You Know You Are Pregnant?

  The answer to the question of "what is a pregnancy?" is that the beta hCG pregnancy test must be positive to make the pregnancy diagnosis. ... read more »

Seven Facts about Homebirth you need to know about

Is it "No interventions" that you want? The same can be offered in a hospital Is it "home-like" setting you want. Same can be done in the hospital You want no epidural? ... read more »

Stress Relief in Pregnancy

Stress is common for anyone, and comes in a variety of forms, from a variety of causes.  When you are pregnant, your health becomes more of a priority than any other time in your life, and therefore, you need to be aware of how to appropriately handle stress, and how to relieve it. ... read more »

Constipation in Pregnancy - What To Do About It

Constipation is a very common issue in pregnancy and there are several things you can do about it. ... read more »

After The ObGyn Examination

After the ObGyn and pelvic examination your doctor should discuss the examination findings with you after you are dressed. ... read more »

Inversion of the Chromosome

What does inversion of the chromosome mean? ... read more »

Is Spotting Early in Pregnancy a Problem

I have had some vaginal discharge and spotting for two weeks now, is that a problem? ... read more »

Your Brain and Memory During Pregnancy

As if mom did not have to go through enough with her pregnancy, she also has to deal with a lack of memory during pregnancy. This slight memory loss is a common problem with pregnant women and is often nothing to worry about. ... read more »