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. ... read more »

Gas, Bloating, and Farting in 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 »

Sleep Disturbances 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.   ... read more »

21 Creative Ways to Announce That You Are Pregnant

Discovering you're pregnant is almost as good as the reaction on your partner's face when you share the good news. Check out these 21 creative and unique ways to make them smile. ... read more »

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTap) Vaccination Pregnancy and Baby

DTap stands for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. ... read more »

Leopold Maneuvers

Leopold's Maneuversare methods to determine position, presentation and engagement of fetus. ... read more »

Abdominal Pregnancy

Abdominal pregnancy is a form of "ectopic pregnancy" where the pregnancy grows outside it's normal place inside the abdomen instead of where it should grow inside the uterus ... read more »

Heart Disease and Pregnancy

Heart conditions are a leading cause of maternal death associated with pregnancy, and they are seen in up to one in 25-50 pregnant women. ... read more »

Acute Fatty Liver In Pregnancy

An acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a rare and very serious complication in pregnancy affecting about 1 in 7,270 to 13,000 deliveries in the US, more likely women with twins and those with a first pregnancy. AFLP is a form of liver failure due to infiltration of fatty acids causes acute liver insufficiency. ... read more »

The Flu or Swine Flu - H1N1 Virus

The H1N1 Flu is also called Swine Flu. Swine flu is an infection caused by the H1N1 virus virus. ... read more »

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy During and After Pregnancy

  Cardiomyopathy is a rare type of heart diseases usually associated with heart failure that occurs during or after pregnancy. The heart muscle is  weakkened preventing the heart from working properly and not being able to pump blood throughout the body.This happens in about 1 in 1,000 pregnancies. ... read more »

Cholecystitis In Pregnancy

A cholecystitis is a gallbladder infection often associated with gallbladder stones. Other causes may include problems with the bile duct and tumors. ... read more »

Malpresentation and Malposition of the Fetus

A malpresentation or malposition of the fetus is when the fetus is in any abnormal position, other than vertex (head down) with the occiput anterior or posterior. The following are considered malpresentations or malpositions: ... read more »

Facts About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms. ... read more »

Why Do I Have Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy?

One of the most concerning for many pregnant women is pelvic pain. Pelvic pain can be attributed to more than just the weight of the uterus and fetus and it is not always associated with labor. ... read more »

Having a Baby – Things to Remember During Those 40 Weeks

Having a baby is a wonderful experience for most couples. When the surprise, elation and fear have died down a bit, the time comes to think about the impact of having a baby on life and future. ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy: When to Tell Others

It is commonly known that miscarriage and other complications tend to occur during the pregnancy first trimester so many couples choose to wait before telling family and friends. ... read more »

Answering Questions about the Mucus Plug

The mucus plug forms soon after the fertilized egg implants in the uterus. The plug blocks the opening of the cervix until the gestational period is over. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Long-Term Health Associated with Pregnancy Health

According to the Society for Maternal-Fetal Health, the outcome of a woman's pregnancy may be a key indicator of her future health. ... read more »

Vaginal Discharge and Odor

No woman wants to talk about vaginal discharge and odor, but this side effect of hormonal changes in the body is very common in pregnancy. ... read more »

Tools, Charts, Tips, Advice and More.

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

Symptoms of Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

Sleep disturbances can turn a dream pregnancy into a nightmare. These disturbances add up to overall poor sleep quality for many women. ... read more »

Crohn’s Disease in Pregnancy

Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder.Typically, the body can tell the difference between native and foreignsubstances, but patients with Crohn's Disease lack this ability. ... read more »

Preparing Young Siblings for New Arrival

One of the nicest things about being pregnant is that when mom is pregnant, the whole family is pregnant, too. Younger children, however, may require a little more time and TLC to get comfortable. ... read more »

What to Expect at My First Prenatal Visit

If you recently had a positive home pregnancy test, scheduling your first prenatal visit is the next step. Having prenatal care is vital in order to ensure that both you and baby are healthy. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Pregnancy is Most Googled Medical Symptom in 2013

The study of internet search words is a tremendously big business benefiting many industries. ... read 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. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy: Body Changes

You are now in your second trimester, which means goodbye to nausea, but hello to a long list of other things. As your baby grows, so does your body, and this means more than just your belly. ... read more »

Third Trimester of Pregnancy: What Happens With My Baby?

You're finally in your third trimester, and you're feeling it from headto toe. While you enjoyed the second trimester thoroughly, the thirdtrimester starts a whole crop of new physical and emotional changes. ... read more »

Third Trimester of Pregnancy and Your Relationship

Pregnancy is a thrilling and heartwarming time in the lives of couples. Unfortunately, you're not always on the same page mentally, physically or emotionally during this time - and that can sometimes be a source of friction. ... read more »

What Happens To My Baby in the First Trimester?

Your body goes through many changes throughout the first trimester, as does your baby. Here are some things that will happen as your baby goes through the first 12 weeks of life. ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy and Your Relationship

Whether you have only been with the father for a little while or have been married for 10 years, expect your relationship and intimacy to change throughout the first trimester. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy and Your Relationship

Have you ever noticed that despite all the "joys of motherhood" cards, ads, commercials, etc. that exist, you rarely hear about the joys of pregnancy. Much of that probably has to do with the first trimester. ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy: Doctor's Appointments and Tests

Once you find out you are pregnant, you should call your doctor right away to schedule an appointment. You may not be seen right away, but you will need to get it scheduled quickly. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy: Doctor's Appointments and Tests

For many, the second trimester is their favorite part of the pregnancy (other than the birth of their bundle of joy, of course). But to ensure the pregnancy is progressing as it should, you will need to start seeing your doctor monthly for a check-up and a series of tests. ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy: Body Changes

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. ... read more »

Third Trimester of Pregnancy: Doctor's Appointments and Tests

If you’re in your third trimester (weeks 28 through 40 weeks) you’re in the home stretch. Doctor visits with are coming up more frequently, and depending on how your pregnancy is progressing so far, you will either have them monthly or weekly. ... read more »

Trimesters of Pregnancy

There are three trimesters of pregnancy. Each trimester lasts approximately three months or 40 weeks for a full-term pregnancy. Each of these trimesters marks a pregnancy milestone and brings new and exciting changes for mom and baby. ... read more »

6 Tips for Better Sleep During Pregnancy

The September 2013 issue of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine features the results of a study examining how the quality of a woman's sleep during pregnancy affects delivery and the child she carries. ... read more »

Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can affect a woman's sleep patterns. Many women who sleep well at other times experience sleep disturbances during pregnancy. ... read more »

Treatment and Tips to Relieve Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

Many women experience sleep disturbances during pregnancy. Fortunately, there are several ways to make nighttime more relaxing and sleep-filled for women throughout every stage of pregnancy. ... read more »

Non-Medicinal Sleep Aids for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy can be an emotionally and physically exhausting experience, especially for the majority of pregnant women who have trouble falling or staying asleep. ... read more »

16 Pregnancy Tips for Dads-to-Be

There are many things a partner can do to support the pregnancy and prepare himself for parenthood. ... read more »

Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy

Pregnant women are at risk for sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing stops temporarily during sleep. Women with sleep apnea during pregnancy also struggle with daytime sleepiness and fatigue. ... read more »

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