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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTap) Vaccination

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Fetal Heartbeat

When can the fetal heartbeat first be seen? ... 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 »

Timing of Delivery When Conditions Require Early Delivery

Below is a list modified from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concerning inductions or cesaran delivery by weeks based on medical indications   ... 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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