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.

Melanoma and Pregnancy

Nearly one-third of cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, are diagnosed in women during their childbearing years and during pregnancy. ... read more »

How Pre-Pregnancy Weight Affects Stillbirth Risk

Maternal obesity more than doubles the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

How to Deal with Pregnancy in Your 30's in 12 Steps

Let our 12 step guide help you deal with pregnancy in your 30's. ... read more »

How to Buy Maternity Clothes in 12 Steps

Shopping for maternity clothes during pregnancy is not so easy because it seems your body changes every single day. ... read more »

Pregnancy Safety Guide

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

Dr. Amos' Pregnancy Book

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

Energy Drinks Are Not Safe During Pregnancy

Some of the ingredients in energy drinks are considered safe in moderation during pregnancy, but most are considered potentially harmful. ... read more »

TOP Getting Pregnant, Fertility and Pregnancy FAQs

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

Things Nobody Told You About Pregnancy and Postpartum

So you are trying to get pregnant? Or you are pregnant or just had a baby? Your friends and the books tell you how easy it is to get pregnant. How to improve your chances of getting pregnant? They tell you about morning sickness, swollen ankles, or how painful labor is.   ... read more »

Use of Multivitamins, Intake of B Vitamins, and Risk of Infertility

Regular use of multivitamin supplements may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. ... read more »

The Preconceptual Contraception Paradigm

Women with a BMI in excess of 35 kg m(2) should lose weight prior to conception - not just prior to receiving infertility treatment. ... read more »

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This means the bacteria that causes MRSA is resistant to common antibiotics. ... read more »

Factors Affecting Low Birthweight After ART

Factors affecting low birthweight after assisted reproduction technology: the difference between transfer of fresh and cryopreserved embryos suggests an adverse effect of oocyte collection ... 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 »

What is the Home Urine Pregnancy Test About?

A home pregnancy test allows you to perform a test in your home to determine if you are pregnant. ... 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 »

Pregnancy Calendar And Calculator Week By Week

Create your own personal pregnancy calendar and pregnancy calculator week by week to find your fertile days and your pregnancy due date and then to follow your baby's development from conception to birth. ... read more »

Down Syndrome Risk Calculator - BabyMed.com

Our Down syndrome risk calculator will calculate your risk of Down syndrome based on your age and established published scientific information. ... read more »

Chinese Sex and Gender Pregnancy Calendar and Predictor

This Chinese Sex Pregnancy Calendar Gender Predictor and Calculator predicts the baby's sex based on the mother's age. ... read more »

Sleeping and Sleep Positions During Pregnancy

You should sleep in the position that's most comfortable for you during pregnancy, though the left side appears safer than the back or right side.   ... read more »

Implantation Temperature Dip

The term implantation temperature dip is often used to refer to a luteal phase temperature dip that occurs around the time of expected implantation (7-10 days past ovulation). ... read more »

How Safe are Hot Tubs in Pregnancy?

A warm bath, with a temperature of less than 100°F, is safe and sufficient for relaxing, as long as you are not overheated. ... read more »

Sleeping Position On Your Back During Pregnancy?

It's a bad idea to force yourself to sleep in a certain position during pregnancy. You should sleep in the position that's most comfortable for you. ... read more »

BabyMed Fertility and Pregnancy Ask & Answers

Ask a fertility and pregnancy question. Read answers. Answer other users' questions. This tool is a new way to get information and share your knowledge with others. ... read more »

Weight Gain in Pregnancy - How much?

How much weight should women gain in pregnancy depends on their prepregnancy body mass index the BMI ... read more »

Vaginal Discharge In Pregnancy

Vaginal discharge is common not only during pregnancy but also in women who are not pregnant. ... read more »

Treatment and Tips to Relieve Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

Many women experience sleep disturbances during pregnancy. Fortunately, there are several ways to make nighttime more relaxing and sleep-filled for women throughout every stage of pregnancy. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can affect a woman's sleep patterns. Many women who sleep well at other times experience sleep disturbances during pregnancy. ... read more »

Progesterone Levels - Routine

Should I have my progesterone level checked? ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight - Literature

Search of literature about Pregnancy diet and weight gain ... read more »

Mucus Plug And Bloody Show In Pregnancy

The cervical mucus plug is often expelled before labor so that the cervix can open to allow the baby to pass through to prepare for delivery. ... read more »

Insomnia During Pregnancy

I am pregnant and I can't sleep. What should I do? ... read more »

How To Sleep During Pregnancy

There are many safe ways how to sleep during pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, you are likely to get less and less sleep due to the baby growing. ... read more »

How to make the best of bed rest during pregnancy

Your doctor has told you to be on bed rest during pregnancy. How can you make the very best of being on bed rest?How can I make the best of bed rest?   ... read more »

How to Get More Sleep During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Most women have problems with sleep during pregnancy. Our 12-step programs helps you with sleep issues during pregnancy. ... 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 »

Hemorrhoids and Pregnancy

Hemorrhoids during pregnancy are caused by these same varicose veins popping up in the rectum instead of on the legs. ... read more »

Early Pregnancy Bleeding

Why would I have spotting or bleeding in early pregnancy? ... read more »

Constipation and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing; however, many women do not seem to think so the entire time they are pregnant, especially when they have constipation, heartburn and morning sickness. ... read more »

Can Paternity Test be Done In Utero Before the Baby is Born

A paternity test can be done prior to birth of the baby through an invasive procedure like an amniocentesis or CVS chorionic villus sampling but now it can be done from a simple maternal blood test. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

6 Tips for Better Sleep During Pregnancy

The September 2013 issue of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine features the results of a study examining how the quality of a woman's sleep during pregnancy affects delivery and the child she carries. ... read more »

Check Your Baby's Fetal Growth and Weight Percentile

The growth of the fetus (and the percentile of the ultrasound sonogram) during pregnancy is dependent on many factors. Check your baby's fetal growth with this handy chart. ... read more »

hCG Levels and Pregnancy Testing

This article is about normal hCG pregnancy hormone levels implantation symptoms and bleeding and early pregnancy tests ... read more »

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? ... read more »

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! ... read more »

What Affects Normal hCG Levels In Pregnancy?

Human chorionic gonadotropin, more frequently referred to as hCG, is a hormone that is produced during pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy Tests

Which pregnancy tests are best? ... read more »

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