Are You At Risk For Preeclampsia Calculator

Find out if you should take aspirin during pregnancy. ... read more »

Thriving During Pregnancy Amid the Coronavirus Threat

The constant news stream on the current Coronavirus outbreak can be overwhelming. New information is being shared hour by hour as we all attempt to find out as much as we can to protect ourselves and others. Here are some tips to help get you through this volatile time! ... 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 »

Syncope Fainting or Dizziness During Pregnancy

What is dizziness during pregnancy? Dizziness is when you feel lightheaded or you feel like you are about to faint. You feel like you're spinning or things around you are spinning (vertigo). ... read more »

Leopold Maneuvers

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

A Labor and Delivery Nurse's Birth Plan

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

Maternal Mortality in the United States

The U.S. is the country with the highest proportion of maternal deaths among all developed nations. Here is a graph from the CDC database on maternal U.S. deaths. ... read more »

Tips for Quality Sleep During Pregnancy

Morning routines get all the hype. But what about your nighttime ritual? Ending the day on a good note is just as important as starting on one, especially if you’re pregnant. Read about our tips for getting quality sleep during pregnancy! ... read more »

Sleep 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 »

Vaccinations and Immunizations Before and During Pregnancy

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

All About Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a procedure performed during pregnancy to examine a baby's chromosomes. Most often, an amniocentesis is done between 16-20 weeks of pregnancy (gestation). ... read more »

Is It Time to Switch to Stretchy Pants?

I have a rule for myself to never leave the house in sweatpants. Call me vain, but I find sweatpants in public to be generally offensive, and never have I left the house feeling so lazy that I couldn’t find an old pair of jeans to throw on. ... read more »

Pregnancy Guide: I Am Pregnant

Learn early symptoms, diet, weight gain, and weekly fetal development. ... read more »

Do I Have Morning Sickness or am I Sick?

Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy, but nausea can also be a sign of illnesses, like the flu or stomach virus. There are a few key differences between the two that can help pregnant women determine whether they should seek medical attention. ... read more »

Chapped Lips During Pregnancy

One such sign is dry, cracked lips. If you’re not prone to chapped lips when not pregnant, there’s a really good chance this new condition was brought on by your thirsty baby. ... read more »

Pregnancy Acronyms and Abbreviations

Our complete list of pregnancy and fertility acronyms and abbreviations. ... read more »

Normal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

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

What Is a Rainbow Baby?

Like the old notion that a rainbow brings promise and good fortune, a rainbow baby is a baby born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of a newborn baby. ... read more »

Pregnant? Why You Need the Flu Vaccine

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the optimal time for pregnant women to receive the vaccination is as early in the season as it becomes available. ... read more »

What Is an Induced Abortion?

What is an induced abortion? An induced abortion is an abortion procedure to end a pregnancy. An induced abortion can be done with medication or with a surgical procedure. The timing of abortion depends on laws in each country or state. In the US, for example, most states allow induced abortion until 20-24 weeks of the pregnancy. ... 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 »

Pregnancy Guide For Women 35 and Older

Women over 35 may have more pregnancy complications. ... read more »

Arrhythmia During Pregnancy

Arrhythmias are abnormal heart beats, which can be completely harmless or life-threatening, and may happen too fast, too slowly, or erratically. ... 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 »

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 »

Your New Year Fertility and Pregnancy Guide

Is this the year you will get pregnant? Have your baby? Start a family? ... read more »

Your Holiday Pregnancy & Fertility Survival Guide

We've got you covered with tips on all you need to know to survive the holidays! ... read more »

Impact of a Man's Age on Fertility

It's true, a man's advancing age may affect his fertility. ... read more »

Scombroid Fish Poisoning and Pregnancy

Scombroid food poisoning is a foodborne illness that results from eating spoiled (decayed) fish. As histamine is also the natural agent involved in allergic reactions, scombroid food poisoning often gets misidentified as a food allergy. ... 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 »

Pregnancy and Fertility Information Community

Join our Pregnancy and Fertility Information Community at babyMed.com ... read more »

Amniotic Fluid Embolism

Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a very rare and life threatening complication during pregnancy or childbirth. Learn about signs and treatment. ... read more »

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy During and After Pregnancy

Cardiomyopathy is a rare type of heart disease usually associated with heart failure. It may occur during or after pregnancy. ... read more »

What Is a Cryptic or Stealth Pregnancy?

Believe it or not, some pregnant women are apparently not aware that they are pregnant until they go into labor and deliver the baby. A cryptic pregnancy is a mysterious or obscure, hidden pregnancy. ... read more »

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Learn what food to avoid before and during pregnancy! ... read more »

Holiday Gift Guide for Moms and Dads-to-be

There’s enough stress whirling around during the holidays, and the last thing you need to be doing is worrying over finding the perfect gift. Don’t worry — we did it for you. ... 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 Ob-Gyn or a pregnancy clinic or help center for a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant it is important to: ... read more »

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 »

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). ... 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 »

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

The first line of defense against varicose veins during pregnancy is to understand why these veins appear in the first place. While the weight on the legs certainly is a secondary reason, it is the weight of the uterus that plays a primary role in creating varicose veins. ... read more »

How to Find 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 steps for finding a good Ob-Gyn or midwife. ... read more »

Pregnancy 2nd Trimester: Ob-Gyn 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 »

Does Makena Help Prevent Preterm Birth?

The more preterm the baby is born, the more severe these complications may be. That being said, preventing such a situation from taking place is a high priority for both doctors and pregnant women alike. Enter Makena, a drug designed to do exactly this. But is it too good to be true? ... read more »

How to Dress for the Holidays with a Bump

Dressing for holiday events is never easy when pregnant. ... read more »

Pregnant or Want To Be? You Must Lessen Your Stress

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

Hilaria Baldwin Predicts Baby’s Gender on babyMed

Do what Hilaria did and take our test! ... read more »

How to Prevent Food Sickness During Pregnancy

Getting sick from food is the last thing you need now! ... 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 »

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