What do I need to know about pregnancy?

Understanding your pregnancy week by week can help you make good decisions throughout your pregnancy. The average pregnancy lasts an average of 40 weeks (280 days) from the first day of the last menstrual period to the estimated date of delivery or 266 days from the time of ovulation/fertilization to the dues date. babyMed teaches you everything you need to know about pregnancy, from getting pregnant to nutrition and sex to having a healthy baby. The more you know about your pregnancy week by week, the more prepared you'll be to face what lies ahead.

Keeping your growing baby and yourself safe is a large concern when pregnant. Find out what's safe and what's not during pregnancy with our pregnancy safety guide. Get informed, and then relax, because knowing more helps you make the right choices.

Learn everything you need to know about the pregnancy trimesters, pregnancy testing, planning, and safety. Read about those early pregnancy signs and symptoms, what to expect on your prenatal visits, pregnancy do's and don'ts, and so much more.

Pregnancy and Sex Guide

We guide you through everything to know about sex, getting pregnant, and pregnancy! ... read more »

Your Fertile Window: The Best Time For Sex

The "Fertile Window" are the days in your cycle when intercourse is most likely to result in pregnancy. This fertile window last for 6 days — it begins 5 days prior to ovulation and lasts until the day of ovulation. ... read more »

When Do You Ovulate and How Do You Know?

Finding out exactly if and when you ovulate should be the very first step in assessing your fertility when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

How Maternal Obesity Impacts Fetal Survival

A new study shows that babies born to obese mothers have a greater risk of dying up to one year after birth when compared to women of normal Body Mass Index. ... read more »

Preconception Screening May Predict Gestational Diabetes

Metabolic testing can detect issues with high blood sugar, high insulin levels and low HDL cholesterol ' all risk factors for gestational diabetes. ... read more »

How Gastric Bypass in Teen Girls Affects Future Pregnancies

With the perfection of the gastric bypass treatment for obesity, teen girls are choosing the procedure over traditional weight loss efforts more often in the United States. ... read more »

How Sleep Affects Maternal Blood Pressure

Researchers have linked sleeping patterns to increase blood pressure late in pregnancy. ... read more »

Moderate Caffeine May Pose Risk to Pregnant Women

According to research study results, consuming moderate caffeine amounts in pregnancy may not be detrimental to fetal growth and health. ... read more »

Two Week Wait (2WW) Symptoms

What are the signs of pregnancy? Here are the 2WW symptoms (or two-week wait symptoms) that you can look for while you wait to see if you are actually pregnant! ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain May Affect Baby's Future Weight

A mother's weight gain during pregnancy can affect her daughter's obesity rate even decades later. ... read more »

Multivitamins May Decrease Ovulatory Infertility

Regular use of multivitamin supplements may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. ... read more »

European Legal Approach to Parental Work Family Conflict

Commentators have stated that France and Sweden, for example, provide a more generous maternity and parental leave than what is available here in the United States. ... read more »

Diabetes Screening During Pregnancy: What U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends

This is a clinical summary of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for screening for diabetes in pregnancy. ... read more »

High Heels Shoes and Pregnancy

Sure, every mom wants to look and feel sexy during pregnancy while pregnant, but there are safer ways to do that than wearing high heels heeled shoes in pregnancy. ... read more »

OneRepublic on Balancing Fatherhood and Career

Two of the stars of the band OneRepublic are fathers, which makes for an interesting problem when it comes to touring and long engagements away from home. ... read more »

Amazing Pregnancy Side Effects: Going Deaf

Sinus pressure and congestion are normal during pregnancy, but your nose is connected to your ear canal and when my sinuses could stuff no more fluid in, that fluid collected in my ears.  ... 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 »

Getting Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control (and the Pill)

For some, getting pregnant after birth control, such as the pill, is as easy as stopping the medication and trying to get pregnant. For others, however, getting pregnant may take more effort. ... read more »

How to Get Pregnant Faster

Want to get pregnant as soon as possible? This plan will help you have the baby of your dreams! ... read more »

Pregnancy, Fertility, and Trying To Conceive

Check out our top fertility and pregnancy FAQs first, and then find valuable resources to help you on your journey to a healthy pregnancy! ... read more »

The 'When Will It Happen', 'When Did It Happen' Calculators

Want to know when you conceived? Or when you will be fertile? Learn all you need to know about when important fertility milestones take (or took!) place! ... read more »

Top Getting Pregnant, Fertility and Pregnancy FAQs

Many couples trying to get pregnant have questions which are answered by the babyMed FAQs. ... read more »

Implantation Bleeding: It Could Be Your First Pregnancy Sign

Implantation is the attachment of the fertilized egg to the uterine lining. This happens when the fertilized egg has completed its travel through the fallopian tube and adheres to the lining of the uterus. ... read more »

Gastric Bypass Surgery and Pregnancy

Many obese women will consider the option of gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight and get pregnant faster. ... read more »

Fertility Tests And Testing For Women And Men

Infertility testing usually consists of several stepwise tests to detect and then treat the causes of infertility. It usually takes less than 6 weeks to find out the causes of infertility. ... read more »

Male Fertility

Our quiz will help you improve your knowledge about male fertility ... read more »

Prenatal Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy

All pregnant women in Canada, regardless of age, should be offered, through an informed counseling process, the option of a prenatal screening test for the most common clinically significant fetal aneuploidies. ... read more »

Want to Get Pregnant? Find an Ugly Man!

Women wanting to get pregnant should find themselves an ugly man, new research suggests. Scientists have found attractive males produce less sperm during sex. ... read more »

How to Buy Maternity Clothes in 12 Steps

Shopping for maternity clothes during pregnancy is not so easy because it seems your body changes every single day. ... read more »

Fertility 101: The babyMed Fertility Getting Pregnant Course

Dr. Amos Grunebaum and his babyMed staff offer vital lessons on everything you need to know to help you get pregnant now! ... read more »

First Visit Tests in Pregnancy

There are several tests done at the first visit in pregnancy with your doctor. ... read more »

Weight Gain

What else besides the fetus grows? ... read more »

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki Disease is a rare condition with no known cause. Some doctors and experts believe the condition is an auto-immune disorder, but there is no clinical proof the condition starts in the immune system. ... read more »

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time

Causes of a prolonged aPTT include, but are not limited to, heparin, coumadin, lupus anticoagulant, coagulation factor deficiencies , and specific coagulation factor inhibitors ... read more »

Beauty Tips For Pregnancy

Pregnancy can bring with it a brand-new set of beauty concerns. Is it safe to tan? Can I use a certain moisture cream? ... read more »

Implantation and Menstrual Cramps and Cramping

For many women cramps and cramping are a normal part of their menstrual cycle, while for others it may signify implantation cramps and pregnancy. ... read more »

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Start taking a prenatal supplement well before pregnancy. The most important part of pregnancy is the prenatal care. The first few weeks of gestation are full of quick growth for the fetus. ... 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 »

How to Pamper Yourself During Pregnancy

Many women find it hard to relax during pregnancy but now is the time to pamper yourself! ... read more »

12 Steps To Lose Weight Before You Get Pregnant

Losing weight can help improve your chances of getting pregnant. ... 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 »

Clomid: Everything You Need To Know

The most important thing to know is that Clomid is a medication to induce ovulation, not necessarily pregnancy. Clomid will not get you pregnant alone. Here is all you need to know about Clomid. ... read more »

Chinese Gender Predictor and Pregnancy Calendar

This ancient Chinese gender predictor, or Chinese gender chart, predicts your baby's sex based on the mother's age and month of conception. ... read more »

Should I Give Up My Cell Phone During Pregnancy?

According to a study, when pregnant mice were placed in direct contact with cell phones during the 19-day pregnancy, offspring showed signs of behavioral problems similar to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in humans. ... read more »

Do All Women Enjoy Pregnancy?

I blame Hollywood for convincing me that pregnancy was going to be nothing but rosy cheeks, smiles and tummy rubs from strangers. I always knew I wanted to be a mom, but I never expected to hate being pregnant. ... read more »

Pregnancy: Week By Week

Learn how your baby is developing week-by-week throughout the 9 months of pregnancy. ... 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 »

Study: How Weight Affects First Pregnancy Outcomes

Increased weight is associated with increased incidence of pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, macrosomia, induction of labor and cesarean delivery. ... read more »

How to Conceive a Boy or Girl: The Shettles Method

Learn how the Shettles method can help you conceive a boy or a girl! ... read more »

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