Counting Fetal Movements - The Baby Kick Count

A fetal kick count, counting the fetal movements, is among the most important observation to ensure the baby's health. Every pregnant woman should learn how to count her fetus' movements.

Top Unusual Questions During Pregnancy

 Top unusual questions during pregnancy as noticed by babyMed

Platelet Count During Pregnancy

The platelet count test measures the number of platelets in a given blood sample. The platelets count decreases during pregnancy. As a single test, it can tell little about overall health and even less about the particular condition causing the abnormal platelet count.

Pregnancy Landmarks - When Can We Identify Them?

As pregnancy progresses you can make the pregnancy diagnoses seeing several landmarks where you would normally expect to see the pregnancy development.

Ask Dr. Amos: Fertility and Pregnancy Questions

Dr. Amos answers your fertility and pregnancy questions!

Pregnancy and Fertility Information Community

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Spotting in Pregnancy

Spotting in early pregnancy can be normal or it can predict a miscarriage. About 20-30% of all pregnant women experience spotting early in pregnancy but the majority go on to have a healthy baby.

20 Natural Home Remedies to Ease Heartburn Symptoms

Heartburn is a common complaint among pregnant women. Hormonal changes in the body throw off the digestive tract, altering flavor preferences and the ability to digest foods and beverages.

Your Body Changes During Pregnancy

There are many body changes during pregnancy that will happen both physically and emotionally. We will explain them here as well as offer some suggestions for relief.

Stress and Pregnancy - How To Cope

Many pregnant women are under stress. Coping with stress in pregnancy is important to improve pregnancy outcome.

When Is the Best Time And How Soon To Take a Pregnancy Test - When is it Positive?

The earliest time a urine pregnancy test is positive is around the time of your missed period, and a blood test will be positive 2-3 days earlier.

Daily Pregnancy Life Guide

Pregnancy is a time of quick changes and preparation for the time during and after delivery. Learn all you need to know about daily pregnancy life.

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.

Vaccinations and immunizations during pregnancy

There are certain vaccinations which are safe during pregnancy while others are contraindicated. See the complete list here.

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.

Heartburn and Pregnancy

Find out what's causing that heartburning sensation during pregnancy and what you can do about it.

Tips For Coping WIth Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn or pyrosis is a common complaint during pregnancy. It is a painful or burning sensation in the esophagus, just below the breastbone. The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw.

What Happens in the First Trimester of Pregnancy With My Body?

During the first trimester, your body will go through a lot of changes, while your baby is developing. As your hormone levels change and your baby starts growing, so will your body.

Sleeping Position and Sleep on the Back During Pregnancy

It is recommended that you sleep on the left side during pregnancy, especially during the last 3-4 months. Women who sleep on their back or the right side have an increased risk of stillbirth.

How To Sleep During Pregnancy

There are many safe ways how to sleep during pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, you are likely to get less and less sleep due to the baby growing.

What Is a Viable Pregnancy and a Nonviable Pregnancy?

The term "viability" may apply to the baby potentially surviving if born prematurely, and it also may mean that the fetus is still alive inside the uterus.

Weight Gain in Pregnancy - How much?

How much weight should women gain in pregnancy depends on their prepregnancy body mass index the BMI

Weight Gain Graph

How do I know I gain enough?

Improving Risks

What can I do to improve my chances having a healthy baby?

Child with Birth Defect

Is there an increased risk of birth defects?

Pregnancy - When Does It Begin

When does a pregnancy begin

Tools, Charts, Tips, Advice and More.

 Find out how to improve your chances getting pregnant. Tools, charts, tips, advice and more.

Swedish Moms Enjoy Midwives ... And Very Little Medicine

Having a baby is basically the same around the world but each nation's approach to prenatal and maternity care varies according to national policy. In Sweden, most mothers-to-be enjoy the services of midwives instead of doctors and nurses.

Pregnancy Guide: I Am Pregnant

This guide teaches you everything about pregnancy, early symptoms, diet, weight gain, week by week fetal development, and more!

babyMed: The Most Precise Pregnancy & Fertility Tools & Advice

Only babyMed gets it right: We help couples get pregnant faster with our most precise fertility and pregnancy tools and calculators so they have a healthy and happy pregnancy.

16 Pregnancy Tips for Dads-to-Be

When a woman is pregnant, her partner is pregnant, too. It may seem as if the expectant mother gets all the attention to many fathers-to-be, but there are many things a spouse or partner can do to support the pregnancy and prepare himself for parenthood.

Sleeping and Sleep Positions During Pregnancy

You should sleep in the position that's most comfortable for you during pregnancy, though the left side appears safer than the back or right side.  

Baby Boy or Baby Girl? Your Guide to Gender and Sex Prediction During Pregnancy

The most accurate way to get a baby gender and sex prediction is via a medical test like an amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling. Ultrasounds can also provide an  accurate baby gender and sex prediction.

BabyMed Fertility and Pregnancy Ask & Answers

Ask a fertility and pregnancy question. Read answers. Answer other users' questions. This tool is a new way to get information and share your knowledge with others.

Category 2 Fetal Heart Rate Tracing Algorithm Moderate Variability Or Accelerations

There is moderate variability and/or there are accelerations QUESTION: Are there significant decelerations with >=50% of contractions for 1 hour or more?  

Category 2 Fetal Heart Rate Tracing Algorithm Recommendations Variability and No Significant Decelerations

There is moderate variability and/or there are accelerations PLUS There are NO significant decelerations for 1 hour or more   RECOMMENDATIONS:

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 60% in 48 hours is considered normal and below 53% abnormal. 

Normal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Your pregnancy weight gain depends on how much you weigh when you start your pregnancy.

Preeclampsia and Pregnancy

Last week I saw a patient for her first prenatal visit. She was 8 weeks pregnant and her pregnancy was achieved with IVF (in vitro fertilization).

Dieting During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not the best time to diet. Your body requires a larger amount of calories, vitamins, and nutrients to keep the baby's development on track.

12 Steps For Finding A Good Ob/Gyn Or Midwife

Choosing an Ob/Gyn or midwife to deliver your baby and provide prenatal care can be one of the biggest decisions you make. Here are 12 steps for finding a good Ob/Gyn or midwife.

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time

Causes of a prolonged aPTT include, but are not limited to, heparin, coumadin, lupus anticoagulant, coagulation factor deficiencies , and specific coagulation factor inhibitors

Pregnancy and Maternity Pillows For A Better Night's Sleep

Pregnant women often find it difficult to get good sleep because they can't get a comfortable position, and sometimes it’s for no reason at all. One way to sleep more comfortably? Invest in a good pregnancy pillow.

Pelvic Pressure In Pregnancy: Causes And Treatment

Your baby's growth is consistent over the 40 weeks of pregnancy, but you may not notice any pelvic discomfort or pressure until well into the third trimester.

Forest bathing or shinrin-yoku during pregnancy

According to Wikipedia, Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku (森林浴) in Japanese (it is also called sēnlínyù (森林浴) in Mandarin and sanlimyok (산림욕) in Korean).

Pregnancy Announcement: How To Announce Your Pregnancy In 12 Steps

Announcing your pregnancy is not an easy feat. Read below some suggestions to make it easier.

Teenage Pregnancies: How to Stop the Rise

According to a national survey in the United States, pregnancies occur in 750,000 teens every year.

The Checklist and Other List Page

The preconception, fertility, pregnancy, hospital, and postpartum checklist page will help you in your tasks.

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