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.

Getting Pregnant During Menopause

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

Mindfulness Before and During 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 »

Pregnancy Timeline Calculator

The babyMed pregnancy timeline calculator creates a personalized 9+ months timeline and a timetable of your pregnancy progress. ... 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 »

Boost Your Fertility: Get Pregnant Faster

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

Can You Get Pregnant on Your Period?

Can you get pregnant on your period? Is it safe and can it increase your risk of a sexually transmitted disease (STD)? ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Change Calculator

The babyMed weight change calculator will calculate your weight and BMI during pregnancy. It can also predict what your weight may be at the end of the pregnancy. ... read more »

21 Creative Ways to Announce That You Are Pregnant

Discovering you're pregnant is almost as good as the reaction on your partner's face when you share the good news. Check out these 21 creative and unique ways to make them smile. ... read more »

Weight Loss Before Pregnancy and Postpartum

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

Pregnancy Guide For Women 35 and Older

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

Getting Pregnant After Age 40

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

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 »

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 »

Pregnancy Acronyms and Abbreviations

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

Can Stress 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 »

He's Gaining Weight Too: The Couvade Syndrome

Information about the Couvade syndrome, or sympathetic pregnancy. ... read more »

A Labor and Delivery Nurse's Birth Plan

Birth plans are common these days. Here is a birthplan written by a labor and delivery nurse. ... 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 »

Important Contacts Before Taking Maternity Leave

When you do decide to reveal your pregnancy to your employer, you need to make a list of important contacts within the company and your personal prenatal care to ensure you know whom to contact when the pregnancy nears the due date. ... read more »

50 Things To Do In The Two-Week Wait (2WW)

During the two week wait (2WW) you may want to keep busy and stop obsessing. You have done everything trying to get pregnant. You have had sex regularly, enough and at the right time ... but now you are facing the dreaded 2WW. ... read more »

HPV During Pregnancy

HPV in pregnancy has not been connected with pregnancy complications such as miscarriage or premature labor. ... read more »

Pregnant or Want To Be? You Must Lessen Your Stress

Many pregnant women are under stress. Coping with stress in pregnancy is important to improve pregnancy outcome. ... 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 physically prepares to fight a battle or run for extended distances. ... 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 »

Pregnancy Week By Week

See how your baby is developing during pregnancy week by week.. ... read more »

Pregnancy Guide: I Am Pregnant

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

Vaccinations and Immunizations Before, During and After Pregnancy

There are certain vaccinations which are safe during pregnancy while others are contraindicated. See the complete list here. ... read more »

Pets and Pregnancy Safety

There is no doubt that pets bring unyielding joy to a person's life. Studies show that people who own pets are happier and healthier. So what happens when you get pregnant? ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy and Your Relationship

The first trimester of pregnancy can be one of the most important and challenging for a relationship. As a result, you can expect your relationship and intimacy to change throughout the first trimester. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Diseases (STD)

Sexually transmitted infections and 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 »

Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases

An STD occurs when an infection is transmitted during sex, although it may not be exclusively during sex since some infections are transmitted through touching or kissing. ... read more »

Your Fertile Window: The Best Time For Sex

This time in your cycle when you are most likely to get pregnant is so important. ... read more »

When Do You Ovulate and How Do You Know?

Knowing if and when you ovulate is vital. ... read more »

Healthy Food Suggestions During Pregnancy

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

All About Pregnancy Spotting

Pregnancy spotting is common in pregnancy, but that make it any easier to accept. During different times in gestation, pregnancy spotting can occur and the cause will be dependent on several factors. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain and BMI Recommendations

How much weight gain is recommended? ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Counting Fetal Movements - The Baby Kick Count

Every pregnant woman should learn how to count her baby's movements. ... read more »

All About Prenatal Care

Prenatal care helps you improve your baby's health and your own! ... read more »

Missed Menstrual Period: Am I Pregnant?

Missing a period, especially if you always had regular menstrual periods, is a significant event, so naturally the next question that follows is, "Am I pregnant?" ... 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 »

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 »

Pregnancy Depression

Being pregnant is one of life's great joys, but 10-20% of women experience depression. ... read more »

Mood Swings and Emotional Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is quite an amazing thing full of many physical and emotional changes and mood swings due to fluctuating hormones. ... read more »

The Six Trimesters of Pregnancy

Did you know that pregnancy is divided into six trimesters? ... 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 »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

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

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