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.

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 »

What Happens at Your First Prenatal Appointment?

Your first prenatal visit will likely be the longest as there are many questions both you and your doctor will have. Here is a breakdown of the first prenatal appointment. ... read more »

Stress pregnancy and fertility

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

Stress can affect your fertility and stop you from getting pregnant

While stress has not been directly linked to infertility, the physical demands on the body during stressful situations are enough to trigger natural protective instincts. ... read more »

Can Stress Increase Risk of Miscarriage?

During pregnancy, prolonged or extreme stress will result in immediate effects on the body, but the long-term effects may be life changing. Researchers have linked stress early in pregnancy to increased risk of miscarriage. ... read more »

Preventing the Negative Effects of Stress on Pregnancy

Stress is a mental condition that causes a very physical response. The last time you felt 'stressed' what were you really saying? Stress quickens heart rate, increases blood pressure, and decreases blood flow to extremities. The body physical prepares to fight a battle or run for extended distances. ... 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 »

Top "Am I Pregnant" Questions

"Am I Pregnant?" and "Could I Be Pregnant?" are the top health questions in both women trying to get pregnant and women trying not to get pregnant. ... 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 »

Pregnancy Guide For Women 35 and Older

Women over 35 may have more pregnancy complications. ... 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 »

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 »

Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

Symptoms of food poisoning during pregnancy may be more severe. ... read more »

Is it Safe to Eat Pate or Liver During Pregnancy?

There are concerns with eating products made from liver while you're pregnant. ... read more »

Breast Cancer Treatments While Pregnant and Survival Rates

In a study completed by Jennifer Litton and associates, treatment for breast cancer during pregnancy was associated with improved cancer survival rates despite previous information to the opposite. ... read more »

The babyMed University Fertility Course

Dr. Amos Grunebaum offers vital lessons in the babyMed Fertility Course about everything you need to know to help you get pregnant now! ... read more »

When Do You Ovulate and How Do You Know?

If and when you ovulate should be the very first step in assessing your fertility ... read more »

Heartburn and Baby's Hair

Does a lot of heartburn mean that the baby will have a lot of hair? ... read more »

Can Baby's Heart Rate Determine The Sex?

You may have heard that you can use your baby's heart rate to determine whether you are having a boy or a girl. Some say one gender's heart rate is faster than the other. But is it true? ... 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 »

Can I Drink Coffee During Pregnancy?

Limited intake of coffee during pregnancy is safe. Most studies have shown that it's safe to have coffee in pregnancy as long as it's less than 3 cups or the equivalent of 300 mg of caffeine a day. ... read more »

How To Get Pregnant After The Pill and Other Birth Control

If you are on the birth control pill, the first step in trying to get pregnant is to stop taking the pill. ... read more »

Istanbul Jewish Penicillin: Turkish Chicken Soup

Turkish cuisine is one of depth and flavor. When Turkish women want to treat colds in pregnancy, they turn to a classic Jewish Penicillin recipe with leeks, mint, and yogurt. This recipe is far different from western chicken soup recipes. ... read more »

Breast Lump In Pregnancy - Get It Examined

Although most breast changes in pregnancy are benign and not cancerous, a lump always requires additional investigation. Until more tests are done, you won't know exactly what that lump is. ... read more »

Argentina Jewish Penicillin: Cazuela Gaucho Chicken Soup

Argentina is a country rich with heritage and Jewish Roots. The Jewish Penicillin recipe most common in Argentina is a stew based soup that is thicker than most chicken soups. ... read more »

Chinese Jewish Penicillin: Chicken Soup and Napa Cabbage

During World War II, Jews fled out of German-occupied countries to safe havens across the world. One such safe haven was China. ... read more »

Teheran Jewish Penicillin: Chicken Soup with Barley

Colds in pregnancy are not a reason to stay in bed while others are enjoying life. Chicken soup, also known as Jewish Penicillin, has been used for centuries to stop the symptoms of cold in pregnancy in their tracks ... read more »

Russian Jewish Penicillin: Fresh Chicken Noodle Soup

Are you tired of trying to find over the counter medications to fight colds in pregnancy? Jewish Penicillin has been around for hundreds of years and many generations. ... read more »

Top Getting Pregnant, Fertility and Pregnancy Questions

Your top questions answered on getting pregnant, being pregnant, and more! ... read more »

20 Fertility Myths That May Keep You From Getting Pregnant

There are many fertility myths and misconceptions circulating about ovulation and when to have intercourse, and some of them could be keeping you from getting pregnant. ... read more »

Pregnancy Safety Guide

Everything you need to know about which activities, sports, and foods are safe. ... read more »

Toxins in Household Cleaning Products During Pregnancy

What chemicals should you stay away from? ... read more »

Boost Your Fertility: Get Pregnant Faster

This plan will help you get pregnant and have the baby of your dreams! ... read more »

Pregnancy 2nd Trimester: Ob/Gyn Appointments and Tests

For many, the second trimester is their favorite part of the pregnancy (other than the birth of their bundle of joy, of course). But to ensure the pregnancy is progressing as it should, you will need to start seeing your doctor monthly for a check-up and a series of tests. ... read more »

Vasectomy: What Is It and Why Is It Done?

A Vasectomy may be recommended for men who are certain that they wish to prevent future pregnancies. After a vasectomy, sperm cannot move out of the testes which prevents pregnancy. ... read more »

How to Find a Good Ob/Gyn or Midwife

Choosing an Ob/Gyn or midwife to deliver your baby and provide prenatal care can be one of the biggest decisions you make. Here are steps for finding a good Ob/Gyn or midwife. ... read more »

How Alcohol Affects Your Pregnancy

Women who are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are at risk for pregnancy should not drink any alcohol. ... read more »

Serena Williams With Our Pregnant Pregnancy Calendar

Serena Williams is pregnant with our pregnancy calendar showing a likely due date of September 5, 2017 plus/minus 7-10 days ... read more »

Heartburn and Indigestion

Acid escaping from the stomach into the esophagus is often to blame for heartburn and indigestion during pregnancy. ... read more »

The Progesterone IUD Intra-Uterine Device and Contraception

Mirena is an intrauterine device system (IUD or IUS) which releases a progesterone called levonorgestrel into the uterus and prevents pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy Guide: I Am Pregnant

Learn early symptoms, diet, weight gain, and week-by-week fetal development. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

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

Third Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

Get ready for the delivery! Big changes are taking place. ... read more »

12 Tips for Pregnancy in Your 40s

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

Chest Pain During Pregnancy and Postpartum Period

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

12 Symptoms During Pregnancy You Should Not Ignore

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

When Is the Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?

When is the best time to take a pregnancy test? That depends upon the type of test. The two primary tests check the hormone levels found in urine and blood.  ... read more »

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

An infection during pregnancy is different from when you are not pregnant - it can affect the pregnant woman as well as the developing fetus inside the uterus. ... read more »

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