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.

Do Pesticides Affect Fertility and Pregnancy?

There is some proof that exposure to pest-control products at levels commonly used at home poses some risk to the fetus, and pregnant women should avoid them. ... read more »

Safeguard Your Dental Health and Teeth During Pregnancy

Like every other body system, the mouth and teeth are greatly affected by the changes in body hormones. It's vital to safeguard your dental health especially while you are pregnant, and see your dentist regularly. ... read more »

Weight Loss Before You Get Pregnant

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

Second Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

This is a very moving time, both literally and figuratively. ... 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 »

What Happens To My Baby in the First Trimester?

Your body goes through many changes throughout the first trimester, as does your baby. Here are some things that will happen as your baby goes through the first 12 weeks of life. ... read more »

What Is the Pre-Trimester?

Many people think of just 3 trimesters when it comes to pregnancy, but in reality, there are actually 6! The pre-trimester is one of the most important trimesters. ... 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 »

How Alcohol Affects Your Pregnancy

Pregnant or planning to be? Stop drinking. ... read more »

Concerning Symptoms During Pregnancy You Should Not Ignore

Important issues during pregnancy not to ignore. ... read more »

Pregnancy Safety Guide

Everything you need to know about activities, sports, and food. ... read more »

Swelling During Pregnancy

Excessive swelling can signal pregnancy complications and should be watched carefully as a pregnancy progresses. ... read more »

Chest Pain During Pregnancy and Postpartum Period

Chest pain can be a serious problem in pregnancy and requires immediate attention. ... read more »

Mental Health Disorders During Pregnancy

Mental health is important not only during pregnancy but at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. ... read more »

Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes carries the same symptoms and problems as other forms of diabetes not associated with pregnancy because the body loses the ability to handle food sugars and insulin development. ... read more »

20 Fertility Myths That May Keep You From Getting Pregnant

Some fertility myths could be keeping you from getting pregnant. ... read more »

How To Get Pregnant After The Pill and Other Birth Control

The first step in trying to get pregnant is to stop taking the pill. ... read more »

Small For Gestational Age (SGA)

Small for gestational age (SGA) is a term used to describe a baby who is smaller than the usual amount for the number of weeks of pregnancy. ... read more »

The Best Time to Take Folic Acid Is Before Pregnancy

Folic acid protects against neural tube defects. ... read more »

Boost Your Fertility: Get Pregnant Faster

This plan will help you get pregnant faster! ... read more »

How to Tell Your Boss That You Are Pregnant

Some jobs require that you tell them right away about your pregnancy, while with others it may be better to wait. Here are 12 steps for when to tell your boss that you are pregnant. ... read more »

The Best Posture At Work During Pregnancy

Unfortunately, most of us have to continue working through much of our pregnancy, which means long hours at the office behind a desk. As if sitting for long periods of time wasn’t harmful enough to your tumultuously changing pregnant body, your posture will also change, so sitting at a desk will feel different. ... read more »

Risks of Work In Cosmetology During Pregnancy

Chemicals in hair products have had some particularly negative associations with birth through the years. Many products have been linked to miscarriages and women are generally advised to stay out of the salon. However, if you are a professional cosmetologist, you don’t have this option. ... read more »

Tips for Staying Comfortable at Work During Pregnancy

There are times during pregnancy when you are just plain uncomfortable. Working until the latter stages of pregnancy could increase this feeling exponentially, but there are a few things you can change about your workspace to increase your comfort level. ... read more »

When to Stop Working During Pregnancy

There are a lot of different opinions when it comes to working during pregnancy. There are pros and cons to both sides, and they’re worth looking at, especially if you aren’t sure what you should do. ... 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 »

Fertility Testing for Women and Men

It usually takes less than 6 weeks to find out the causes of infertility. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Breast feeding decreases the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women with a first-degree relative with breast cancer. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant after Vasectomy

If you have had a vasectomy and decide that you want to have more children, here is some information for you and your partner. One option is vasectomy reversal. ... read more »

Sexual Positions and Getting Pregnant

It is possible to conceive from any sexual position, but those which allow deepest penetration may have an advantage over others. ... read more »

Breast Augmentation Implants in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant with breast implants and plan to breastfeed, you may or may not be able to breastfeed, depending on the incision and insertion method used during the augmentation surgery. ... read more »

Printers, Ink, and Toners During Pregnancy

If your job includes close proximity to a printer or requires touching toner and ink, will that harm your baby? What about our home printers and copiers? ... read more »

How Often Should We Have Sex When Trying to Conceive (TTC)?

When trying to get pregnant how often should you have sex? Every day or every other day? Wait for the ovulation predictor kit (OPK) to become positive? Or when the basal body temperature goes up? ... read more »

Back Pain During Pregnancy

Dealing with back pain during pregnancy is all about rest, relaxation and the right support ... but back pain could also indicate a more serious problem. ... read more »

Pregnancy Acronyms and Abbreviations

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

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 »

How to Find Out if You Are Pregnant in 12 Steps

For most women, missing a period is the most accurate sign of pregnancy, while others look for signs of pregnancy before a positive pregnancy test. Here are 12 things to consider when trying to conceive (TTC ... read more »

How to Choose a Good Doctor for Pregnancy Checklist

Choosing the best healthcare provider for prenatal care is about more than just talent. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy Tests

The second trimester is their favorite part of the pregnancy for many women. ... read more »

Pamper Your Whole Body During Pregnancy

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

How to Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise is an important and vital part of any pregnancy. ... read more »

Body Aches and Pains

There will be plenty of aches and pains associated with pregnancy, but the legs and back are often the body parts hit the hardest. Increased fluid retention during pregnancy can lead to swelling. ... read more »

Recurrent Miscarriages

A recurrent miscarriage is when you lose more than 2-3 pregnancies in a row, Most causes of miscarriages are unknown. ... read more »

Using Hairspray, Gel, and Mousse During Pregnancy

Hair changes during pregnancy may have an expecting women searching for a new line of hair products. ... read more »

Factors That Affect How Long It Takes To Get Pregnant

When couples ask,"How long does it take to get pregnant?" they are often focused on the reproductive side of their body. ... read more »

Pap Papanicolaou Smear - Cervical Cancer Screening

A Pap test short for Papanicolaou test is a test done during a cervical or vaginal examination. Results from the Pap test can either be normal or they can show other results. ... read more »

Tampon use and Pregnancy

Will using a tampon hurt my pregnancy? ... read more »

Weight Gain Recommendations - Based on Race?

Are weight gain recommendations during pregnancy different based on race? ... read more »

Can I Eat Too Many Carrots During Pregnancy?

Carrots do not harm the fetus and eating a lot cannot lead to too much Vitamin A ... read more »

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