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 Guide: I Am Pregnant

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

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 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 »

Pregnancy and Fertility Information Community

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

Arrhythmia In 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 »

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 »

Maternal Mortality Statistics By Rank and Country

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Your New Year Fertility and Pregnancy Guide

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

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTap) Vaccination

DTap stands for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. ... 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 Can be Used to Test Paternity?

While the cheek swab is the most common method to test paternity, any bodily fluid that contains DNA or cells can be used for the test. ... read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Pages