The Mathematics of Pregnancy and Fertility

What's math got to do with it with getting pregnant and pregnancy? This deals with all aspects of pregnancy. From counting minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years. Measuring the fetus and other parts of the pregnancy. To understand what's normal in terms of numbers and what's not. ... read more »

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. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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. ... 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 »

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 »

Safe 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 »

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 »

Pregnancy Guide: I Am Pregnant

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

Calculation of the Estimated Due Date

It is very important that the dating of the pregnancy, finding the right due date, is accurate because most decisions in pregnancy relate to having the right due date. ... read more »

What Causes a Stillbirth?

A stillbirth is the death of a baby before or during delivery. Both miscarriage and stillbirth are terms describing pregnancy loss, but they differ according to when the loss occurs. ... 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 »

What Happens at Your First Prenatal Appointment?

Your first prenatal visit will likely be the longest as there are many questions both you and your doctor will have. Here is a breakdown of the first prenatal appointment. ... read more »

How to Calculate Your Pregnancy Due Date

Calculation of the pregnancy due date is the single most important part of prenatal care. ... 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 »

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTap) Vaccination

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

Quit Smoking in Pregnancy to Reduce 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 »

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 »

Impact of a Man's Age on Fertility

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

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 »

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 »

Scombroid Food 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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