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 Guide: I Am Pregnant

Learn early symptoms, diet, weight gain, and weekly fetal development. ... read more »

Junk Food and Pregnancy

Pregnancy cravings are perfectly normal, but when the cravings are for junk food, you will need to try to resist, or at least enjoy it in moderation. ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy: Doctor's Appointments and Tests

Here's the lowdown on your first visits and tests. ... read more »

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? ... read more »

How to Improve HIS Fertility in 12 Steps

His diet is very important when trying to get pregnant. Following these 12 steps will help improve his fertility. ... read more »

hCG Levels and Sex of the Fetus

Could hCG levels signify whether you may be having a boy or a girl? A recent study says there is some evidence to support this idea. ... 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 »

How to Take a Home Pregnancy Test

It might seem simple, but there can be many factors influencing the accuracy of your urine home pregnancy test. Learn how to improve the accuracy of your urine pregnancy test. ... read more »

12 Tips for Pregnancy in Your 40s

Pregnancy in your 40s can be a challenge. ... read more »

Can I Have a Healthy Pregnancy at 41 Years ... or Older?

A woman should never assume that just because she has reached age 40, she cannot have a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

A Woman's Age and High Risk Pregnancy

35 is often used as a cutoff point, especially if it’s the first pregnancy. ... read more »

Fetal Hiccupping in the Womb

The end of your pregnancy is finally approaching, and you are noticing every little change. If you feel small, rhythmic movements for an extended period of time, your baby is having hiccups. ... read more »

Is Yoga Safe During Pregnancy?

During the first few months of pregnancy, traditional yoga poses are completely safe but you may have to make modifications as your pregnancy progresses. ... read more »

Can I Drink Coffee When Trying To Get Pregnant and During Pregnancy?

There is still much to learn about the impact of coffee and caffeine on fertility and pregnancy. ... read more »

Taking Thyroid Medication During Pregnancy

Women with hypothyroidism, or a diminished production of the thyroid hormone, need to continue their thyroid replacement medication even during pregnancy as it is essential to their health. ... 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 »

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 »

Preventing Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy

Clinical researchers have shown that hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and subclinical thyroid disorders have dangerous effects on pregnant women and the cerebral development of the fetus.   ... read more »

Thyroid Disease And Pregnancy

Thyroid disease needs to be carefully managed during pregnancy. The thyroid gland manufactures thyroid hormones, which regulate the rate at which your body carries on its necessary functions. ... read more »

Cord Blood Banking

What is cord blood banking and how can it help me and my baby? ... read more »

Chemicals May Affect Baby Sex

Researchers have found a link between the consumption of PBB polybrominated biphenyls and PCB polychlorinated biphenyls and the sex and gender of fetal offspring. ... read more »

The Drano Test to Predict the Baby's Sex

Mixing drano with urine does not only not detect the baby's sex but it's also very dangerous. ... read more »

Chinese Sex 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 »

The Benefits of Acupuncture on Fertility

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world and it may help aid in fertility and pregnancy. ... read more »

Laboratory Tests, Results and Normal Values In Pregnancy

Most laboratory tests remain the same whether you are pregnant or not, while other laboratory tests that may be considered abnormal when not pregnant, can be considered normal during pregnancy. ... read more »

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF): What Is It?

Thinking about IVF? Here is the breakdown on the procedure! ... read more »

Acupuncture and Pregnancy Rates

Acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. ... read more »

Facts and Myths About Gay and Lesbian Parenting

Change often causes a division between those that are in support of the change, and those that aren't. Gay and lesbian parenting is one such change. ... read more »

Tips for Coping with Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn or pyrosis is a common complaint during pregnancy. It is a painful or burning sensation in the esophagus, just below the breastbone. The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. ... read more »

How Weather Affects Fertility and Pregnancy

Believe it or not but the weather can affect fertility and pregnancy. In men and women. ... read more »

Can Spicy Foods Induce Labor?

Can eating spicy foods in pregnancy induce labor? ... 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 »

Impact of Acupuncture on Infertility

Some studies show that acupuncture may improve fertility, but a recent study shows that there is no clear enough information available whether acupuncture works or not. ... read more »

Pregnancy After Menopause: Is It Possible?

Can you get pregnant after the change? ... read more »

Take Care of Your Whole Body: Pamper Yourself During Pregnancy

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

Dr. Amos' Fertility and Pregnancy e-Book

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

Travel Safety During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it's generally safe for pregnant women to travel safely, but some precautions must be taken as to the places of travel and circumstances. ... read more »

Is It Safe to Fly During Pregnancy?

Flying can be safe in pregnancy as long as you take certain precautions. Air travel can be very tiring, and there are several suggestions to make it less stressful. ... read more »

How to Travel During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Most pregnant women should have no concerns traveling during pregnancy. There are certain tips to help make your trip the safest and most comfortable it can be. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Be At A High Altitude During Pregnancy?

Is it safe to be at a high altitude during pregnancy? There is limited data on the actual impact of high altitude during pregnancy ... ... read more »

Traveling in Pregnancy

Generally, as long as there are no complications or difficulties during your pregnancy, you are safe to travel during pregnancy at any time.  There are a few concerns with your travel, mostly in terms of comfort and convenience for you and the baby. ... read more »

Recommended Screening Tests for STDs

Intrauterine or perinatally transmitted STDs can have fatal or severely debilitating effects on a fetus. Here are the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) recommendations for screening of pregnant women ... read more »

Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Sexually transmitted diseases affect more than 2 million women every year. This number can only be tallied by the number of women who are treated or diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. ... read more »

The Steps of Getting Pregnant with Infertility

At BabyMed we provide fertility ovulation pregnancy conception tips and fertility information to women trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant During Menopause

Until menopause is officially complete, you can still get pregnant! ... read more »

How to Build Mindfulness in Pregnancy

According to clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula, there is no better time to build mindfulness than during pregnancy — especially because it can become a habit before your bundle of joy arrives. ... read more »

All About Prenatal Vitamins and Supplements

Essential for the health of mom and baby! ... read more »

Organic Solvents and Pregnancy

A Canadian study found that women who were exposed to solvents on the job during their first trimester of pregnancy were about 13 times more likely than unexposed women to have a baby with a major birth defect ... read more »

Third Trimester of Pregnancy: What Happens With My Baby?

You're finally in your third trimester, and you're feeling it from head to toe. While you enjoyed the second trimester thoroughly, the third trimester starts a whole crop of new physical and emotional changes. ... read more »

Weight Gain Recommendations - Based on Race?

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

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