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.

Trisomy 18 - Edward Syndrome

Trisomy 18 syndrome is a disorder of human chromosomes which occurs in approximately 1 in 6,000 live-born infants. Trisomy 18 is due to the presence of an extra #18 chromosome.

Alleviating Cold And Flu Symptoms in Pregnancy

Cough, cold and flu symptoms are common in pregnancy. Can you take cold medicine to help alleviate symptoms or should you just tough it out? Which medications should you avoid?

Counting Fetal Movements - The Baby Kick Count

A fetal kick count, counting the fetal movements, is among the most important observation to ensure the baby's health. Every pregnant woman should learn how to count her fetus' movements.

Parvovirus B19 Infection During Pregnancy

Parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy can affect the fetus and can lead to hydrops.

Eating Seafood Lifts a Pregnant Woman's Mood

Eating omega-3-rich seafood may be a mood-lifter for women who are feeling depressed during pregnancy, suggests a study of British women.

Complete List Of Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

What pregnancy symptoms can you expect? What are definite signs of pregnancy? Read through our comprehensive list of pregnancy symptoms and signs, with each symptom explained!

20 Fertility Myths That Could Prevent You From Getting Pregnant

The truth about fertility myths and getting pregnant myths that will prevent you from getting pregnant.

Dr. Amos Pregnancy Book

Read Dr. Amos' eBook about pregnancy, fertility, trying to get pregnant, and the postpartum period. Everything you need to know!

Pregnancy Disclosure During Job Interviews: To Tell or Not To Tell?

Here’s what some career consultants and pregnant job applicants have to say about if, when, and how to disclose your pregnancy during the job interview process.

TOP Getting Pregnant, Fertility and Pregnancy FAQs

Many couples trying to get pregnant have questions which are answered by the BabyMed FAQs.

How to Deal With Children During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Pregnancy can be a difficult time for the whole family but especially children. Here are 12 steps to make it easier.

How to Relax During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Many women find it hard to relax during pregnancy. Our 12-step program teaches you how to relax better.

How to Tell Your Husband That You Are Pregnant in 12 Steps

Our 12 step program will provide you in detail how to tell your husband that you are pregnant.

Are Saunas Safe During Pregnancy?

Nothing feels more relaxing than a hot bath or shower after a long day of work, parenting or life in general, but are saunas safe druing pregnancy?

Infections Carried Through Food

Certain infections which you can get by eating contaminated food during pregnancy can harm the pregnancy and the fetus.

Healthy Food Suggestions During Pregnancy

Healthy food costs the same as unhealthy food, tastes better and is more nutritious.

Childhood Infections

You've gotten through your pregnancy, dealt with given birth, and now your child has an infection. Below is a guide to the symptoms, treatment and commons questions relating to infections that may occur during childhood:

Is This True Labor Or Braxton Hicks Contractions?

Before "true" labor begins, you may have "false" labor pains, also known as Braxton Hicks contractions. How do you know the difference? Read on!

Food Poisoning During Pregnancy: How to Protect Yourself and the Baby

Food poisoning or foodborne illness is a foodborne disease caused by eating or drinking infected contaminated food or fluids and which could be more severe in pregnancy. Pregnant women are just as susceptible to getting gastroenteritis as nonpregnant women but symptoms may be more severe.

Newborn Pain Increases with Smoking

Newborns may be more stressed if mother chooses to smoke during the pregnancy, researchers are reporting this month.

Peanut Consumption During Pregnancy Packs a Plus

A new study suggests that pregnant and breastfeeding women should eat peanuts during pregnancy to protect child from future peanut allergy.

Ask Dr. Amos: Fertility and Pregnancy Questions

Dr. Amos answers your fertility and pregnancy questions!

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.

Multiple Pregnancy - Twins, Triplets

Ovulation twice or three times can lead to twins or triplets, as well as can a fertilized egg that splits into two or three.

Implantation Bleeding and Pregnancy Symptoms

How can I tell the difference between implantation, implantation bleeding and cramping and my menstrual period?

Vitamin C: How Much Is Too Much During Pregnancy?

Multivitamins that contain very high amounts of vitamin C are not considered safe during pregnancy. The best vitamin supplement is one that's specifically designed for pregnant women.

Fertility 101: The babyMed Fertility Course

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

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Getting Pregnant, and Pregnancy

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

Pregnancy and Fertility Information Community

Join our Pregnancy and Fertility Information Community at babyMed.com

Kama Sutra Sex Position: Doggy Style or Rear-Entry Position

The Doggy Style is a classic sexual position best performed on the bed or other soft surface. The female is on her hands and knees with her legs apart to allow her partner to penetrate from behind. 

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Ready to Start Baby-Making

Nick Lachey just got hitched to Hollywood hotty Vanessa Minnillo and he's not waiting around for fatherhood to 'just happen.' The star has been quite vocal about wanting children.

How to Deal with Being on Bed Rest During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

The priority while on best rest is the word rest. No one wants to have all their freedoms taken away during a pregnancy, but if the bed rest is best for baby it is what is best for mom too.

Spotting in Pregnancy

Spotting in early pregnancy can be normal or it can predict a miscarriage. About 20-30% of all pregnant women experience spotting early in pregnancy but the majority go on to have a healthy baby.

Planning a Pregnancy with a Medical Condition

Before getting pregnant it is important to talk to your doctor about your medical conditions.

Preparing for Pregnancy Emotionally

Preparing for pregnancy emotionally can be more difficult than preparing physically because emotional needs vary from person to person. 

Worms May Hold Key to Fertility

Worms (nematodes) had a surprising gift to reproduce sex cells and viable eggs.

First Pregnancy Symptoms

What are the very first pregnancy symptoms I can expect? Nausea and tiredness are among the first typical pregnancy symptoms.

Stress and Pregnancy - How To Cope

Many pregnant women are under stress. Coping with stress in pregnancy is important to improve pregnancy outcome.

Your Body Changes During Pregnancy

There are many body changes during pregnancy that will happen both physically and emotionally. We will explain them here as well as offer some suggestions for relief.

Breathing Practice – Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean Sounding or Victorious Breath)

Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean Sounding or Victorious Breath) breath is commonly used throughout yoga classes and practices. It is used to calm the body and mind, heat the body internally to permit fluid movement and stretching, as well as provide a meditational focal point during the practice for you and those around you.

Breathing Practice – Nadi Shodhana (Channel Purifying Breath)

Nadi Shodhana (nah-deeh show-dah-nuh) is a yoga breathing practice which relaxes the body and mind and is said to balance the sides of the brain and purify the energy channels of the body. It is safe for pregnant women and women trying to conceive.

Missed Menstrual Periods And Amenorrhea

On average, women have between 11 and 13 menstrual cycles, or periods, each year. For some women, 11 is far too many and others would love to have only 13 periods.

Pregnancy and Gastric Bypass Surgery

There is a whole new generation of women facing new issues regarding pregnancy. These women have all undergone gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight.

Prenatal Yoga - Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)

Warrior I is a strengthening, stretching, and even a bit of a balancing pose, that can inspire confidence and power in its practitioner. Practice Warrior I after warming up your body, during the higher intensity portion of your yoga workout.  

The Dr. Amos Blog

Welcome to the Dr. Amos Blog. This blog is written and edited by Dr. Amos Grunebaum.

Seven Easy Steps to Improve Your Fertility and Get Pregnant

You can improve your fertility in 7 simple steps in less than 4 weeks.

Introduction to Prenatal Yoga

At the very foundation of yoga practice are some truly transformative and sometimes even life changing techniques that can help people maximize your physical and mental health, and reduce stress.

When Is the Best Time And How Soon To Take a Pregnancy Test - When is it Positive?

The earliest time a urine pregnancy test is positive is around the time of your missed period, and a blood test will be positive 2-3 days earlier.

New Cars Designed Specifically for Moms

Car developers in the UK are formulating production model cars with the pregnant driver and passenger in mind. The new model is called Expecting, and plans to change how automobiles are designed to increase the safety of pregnant drivers and passengers.

HIV Testing In Pregnancy Accepted

A recent study has proven beneficial for children born with HIV. During the study, women were counseled on the importance of HIV testing before the birth of their child in order to establish their HIV status and begin immediate treatment for the child post birth.

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