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.

Third Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

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

Ringworm During Pregnancy

Ringworm infections can occur during pregnancy and may appear to look like large pimples on the skin. Skin may appear red and flaky, and be extremely itchy. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Back Pain During Pregnancy

Dealing with back pain during pregnancy is all about rest, relaxation and the right support ... but back pain could also indicate a more serious problem. ... read more »

Birth Control Pill Affects Partner's Choice

There could be a link between birth control and a woman's ability to secure and keep her selected partners. This link could lead to difficulty reproducing. ... read more »

Pregnancy Acronyms and Abbreviations

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

Sleep 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 Bleeding: It Could Be Your First Pregnancy Sign

Implantation is the attachment of the fertilized egg to the uterine lining. This happens when the fertilized egg has completed its travel through the fallopian tube and adheres to the lining of the uterus. ... read more »

The Quad Screen Test

The quad marker screen is a blood test done between 15 and 20 weeks (usually closer to 15 weeks), that will help to recognize the risk of the fetus having certain birth defects. ... read more »

All About Prenatal Care

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

Dieting During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not the best time to diet. Your body requires a larger amount of calories, vitamins, and nutrients to keep the baby's development on track. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy: Doctor's Appointments and Tests

The second trimester is their favorite part of the pregnancy for many women. ... read more »

Wi-Fi And Laptop Computer Use During Pregnancy

There is no radiation issue associated with using a laptop or any computer during your pregnancy. ... read more »

Are Hot Tubs Showers or Baths Safe During or after Pregnancy?

Hot tubs can be very relaxing to pregnant women, and they are safe as long as the water does not heat up your body too much and you take proper precautions. ... read more »

Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy

Certain precautions are needed for beauty treatments duing pregnancy. ... read more »

Fertility and Prenatal Pregnancy Yoga Guide

Prenatal Yoga is an ideal form of exercise for women during pregnancy because it includes strengthening, stretching, relaxation, and breathing practice, and can be easily adapted for each trimester. ... read more »

Boost Your Fertility: Get Pregnant Faster

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

Is It Safe To Change My Cat’s Litter While I’m Pregnant?

It’s a dilemma for every cat owner…what do you do when you get pregnant? Most doctors advise you not to change the cat litter, and for a very good reason. ... read more »

Implantation and Menstrual Cramps and Cramping

For many women cramps and cramping are a normal part of their menstrual cycle, while for others it may signify implantation cramps and pregnancy. ... read more »

Post Term Pregnancy

When a pregnancy goes postdates and lasts beyond the 42nd week, the size of baby, integrity of the placenta and the possibility of baby having a bowel movement in-utero are all of great concern to the attending obstetrician. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Exercise During Pregnancy?

The key to maintaining your exercise routine during your pregnancy is to understand the limits of the pregnant body and the safety concerns that come along with carrying a child. ... read more »

High Blood Pressure and Pregnancy

Pregnancy hypertension is recognized as one of the most common pregnancy complications and occurs in about 10% of all pregnancies. ... read more »

Fertility Testing for Women and Men

It usually takes less than 6 weeks to find out the causes of infertility. ... read more »

Group B Strep - GBS and Pregnancy

Group B Strep (GBS) is a bacteria that can be found in the bowels, vagina, bladder, or throat, and commonly without any symptoms. About one in four pregnant women normally carry Group B Strep (GBS) in their vaginas. ... read more »

TTC: How Often Should I Have Sex During Fertile Days?

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 »

Safe Sex Before, During, and After Pregnancy

There are five distinct three-month periods trimesters associated with pregnancy and each one affects your sex life in distinctly different ways ... read more »

Doulas and their Role in Pregnancy

A doula is a nonmedical person to help mom through the birthing process with her emotional and physical needs. Comforting, caring and understanding, the doula essentially mothers the mom-to-be. ... read more »

Pregnancy Depression

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

Do Pesticides Affect Fertility and Pregnancy?

There is some proof that exposure to pest-control products at levels commonly used at home poses some risk to the fetus, and pregnant women should avoid them. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Basics for Mom

The art of breastfeeding offers a bond between mother and child like no other bond on earth. This is not to mention the fact that the colostrum is the best choice for babies first meals of life. ... read more »

Pregnancy Guide For Women 35 and Older

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

When Do You Ovulate and How Do You Know?

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

How To Get Pregnant After The Pill and Other Birth Control

The first step in trying to get pregnant is to stop taking the pill. ... 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 »

Weight, BMI, Fertility and Pregnancy

There are many things that can affect a woman's ability to conceive. One of the most prominent causes for fertility problems is weight. ... read more »

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day When Pregnant

To celebrate or not to celebrate Mother's Day when pregnant, that is the question. Expecting your first child mean you are on the way tomotherhood and that's what Mother's Day is all about. ... read more »

Alcohol, Drug Use, Smoking, and Stress During Pregnancy

Certain stress factor can pose a problem when trying to conceive and during pregnancy. ... read more »

Ectopic Pregnancy: Symptoms, Risks, Causes

An ectopic pregnancy can become fatal to the mother because of potentially excessive bleeding. ... read more »

How Alcohol Affects Your Pregnancy

Pregnant or planning to be? Stop drinking. ... read more »

20 Fertility Myths That May Keep You From Getting Pregnant

Some fertility myths could be keeping you from getting pregnant. ... read more »

Lyme Disease and Children

Lyme disease is caused by the black-legged tick. Ticks are more predominant in spring, summer and fall months, but children can contract the disease any time of year. ... 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 »

Best Time to Take Folic Acid During Pregnancy

Folic acid protects against neural tube defects. ... read more »

Anesthesia During Labor and Delivery

There are 4 types of anesthesia currently used in the laboring process. These include drugs, local anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, and epidural anesthesia. ... read more »

Is This True Labor or Braxton Hicks Contractions?

Are these Braxton Hicks or real contractions? ... read more »

Victoria Beckham Expecting a Girl?

The super couple made up of Victoria and David Beckham have been married for more than 10 ye ... read more »

Tia Mowry is Pregnant

Tia Mowry, star on the hit TV show The Game, and now starring in her own reality television series Tia and Tamara, is expecting her first child in July. Tia may be more prominently known as half of the twin team on Sister to Sister. She starred in the show with twin Tamera Mowry. ... read more »

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