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.

How to Find Out That You Are Pregnant In 12 Steps

For most women, missing a period is the most accurate sign of pregnancy, while others look for signs of pregnancy before a positive pregnancy test. Here are 12 things to consider when trying to conceive (TTC ... 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 »

How Does An Unicornuate Uterus Affect Fertility?

Pregnancy can occur in a woman with a unicornuate uterus, but women with a unicornuate uterus who do become pregnant encounter certain risks. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant After A Hysterosalpingogram

Many women wonder how long they should wait to get pregnant after an HSG a hysterosalpingogram and whether the dye might harm the fetus. ... 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 »

Timing Pregnancy To A Certain Month

Timing your pregnancy in order to have a baby in a specific month is possible but it takes a lot of preparation. ... read more »

What are the Odds of Conceiving and Having a Baby?

Your chances of getting pregnant each month depend on many factors such as your age, your weight, and how long you have been trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Trying To Get Pregnant?

Our trying to get pregnant pages will provide you will all the fertility tools and information to help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby ... read more »

Seven Easy Steps to Improve Your Fertility and Get Pregnant

You can improve your fertility in 7 simple steps in less than 4 weeks. ... read more »

Pregnant with a Negative Pregnancy Test?

Can you be pregnant with a negative pregnancy test and when should it be positive? ... read more »

Ovulation - It's All About the BIG O

At the beginning of a menstrual cycle, several ovarian follicles begin to mature and develop in the ovaries under the influence of pituitary hormones. ... read more »

How long TTC to get Pregnant?

There are four factors that determine how long it takes to get pregnant. ... read more »

How long does it take to get pregnant?

This article will tell you how long it takes to get pregnant and what the odds of getting pregnant are. ... read more »

Your best tips for trying to conceive (TTC)

Trying to conceive and getting pregnant can sometimes be more difficult than expected and many couples want to learn more about how to conceive. How can you improve your chances of getting pregnant? ... read more »

Anovulation - Why Some Women Don’t Ovulate

Ovulation is necessary for getting pregnant, and some women have trouble getting pregnant because they do not ovulate (anovulation). ... read more »

Infections Carried Through Food

Certain infections which you can get by eating contaminated food during pregnancy can harm the pregnancy and the fetus. ... read more »

Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

There are many foods you should avoid when trying to conceive and while you are pregnant including raw sprouts, certain fish, and deli meat. ... read more »

Diet and Nutrition During Pregnancy

We are what we eat, and in the case of pregnancy our babies are what we eat. Therefore a healthy diet, not only during but also before pregnancy, is crucial to having a healthy pregnancy and baby. ... read more »

Can You Have Liver Pate During Pregnancy

Pate is not recommended during pregnancy because there is an increased risk of infection with listeria, listeriosis. ... read more »

5 Nutrition Tips to Help With Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Fortunately, there are many strategies to manage nausea and vomiting to promote a healthy, more comfortable pregnancy. Read on to learn about possible dietary modifications that can help. ... read more »

Clomid

When you do not ovulate you often need medications to help you ovulate. Clomid, also known as clomiphene citrate, is most commonly prescribed medication to women to cause ovulation. It is usually taken for 5 days early on in the cycle (it is a pill). ... read more »

Normal Progesterone Levels

Progesterone levels during pregnancy. What are normal progesterone levels? What does progesterone do? ... read more »

Cervical Mucus EWCM Ovulation Fertility Pregnancy

The cervical mucus is produced by the cervix and changes consistency throughout your menstrual cycle based on hormones associated with ovulation. ... read more »

Can You Get Your Period When You Are Pregnant?

You can't have a regular  menstrual period once you are pregnant, but up to 30% of pregnant women experience some vaginal bleeding, and most go on to have a normal pregnancy. That is not the same as a menstrual period. ... read more »

How do you Know you Have an Ectopic Pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg latches outside the uterus, for example to a fallopian tube wall, the ovary, or other organs instead of the inside wall of the uterus. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness and Natural Family Planning For Contraception

Information about fertility awareness helps to fulfil the broader definition of the services many family planning clinics offer. ... read more »

What is the best time to get pregnant for conception

The best time to get pregnant fast and conceive are the 4-5 days prior to ovulation, and the day you ovulate. Making love after ovulation or more than 5 days before ovulation won't get you pregnant. ... read more »

Hyperemesis Gravidarum - Morning Sickness and Pregnancy

Morning sickness is one of the first signs of pregnancy and can occur at any time during the day. If your morning sickness is unbearable you could have hyperemesis gravidarum. ... read more »

Brown Vaginal Discharge - What Does It Mean?

Brown vaginal discharge can be a cause for concern as it may indicate a pregnancy and an early miscarriage or other issues such as infection or hormonal problems. ... read more »

Weight Gain and Weight Changes During Pregnancy

There are general guidelines for proper weight gain during pregnancy and these are used for more than just guiding mom during her prenatal visits. ... read more »

3 Tips for Pregnant Women on Bed Rest

Bed rest can be time just for you, but when you have to spend 30 weeks in bed with permission to get up just for bathroom trips and stretching, there is bound to be a bit of craziness setting in toward the latter part of your pregnancy.  ... read more »

Does Bed Rest Work as a Medical Intervention During Pregnancy

The standard of care for premature labor has typically been to place the pregnant woman on bed rest; limiting activity for the remaining weeks of pregnancy. ... read more »

Sunscreen Safety and Your Pregnancy

The effects of UV rays on the skin are well documented. Skin cancer, premature aging, and sun spots are all linked to sun exposure and overexposure. ... read more »

Pregnancy Test Online: Am I Pregnant?

Take our pregnancy test online and find out if you are having enough pregnancy symptoms to determine if you are pregnant or now. Online pregnancy tests and quizzes are only as accurate as the informat ... read more »

Healthy Pregnancy Starts Before You Conceive

Taking care of your body before pregnancy is important for a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

How To Get Pregnant in 3 Months or less in 12 Steps

The BabyMed 12 step program explains how 2 get pregnant in 3 months or less. ... read more »

How to Deal with Bed Rest During Pregnancy

The priority while on best rest is the word rest. No one wants to have all their freedoms taken away during pregnancy, but if the bed rest is best for baby, it is what is best for mom, too. ... read more »

Clomiphene, Metformin, or both for Infertility in PCOS

Clomiphene is superior to metformin in achieving live birth in infertile women with the polycystic ovary syndrome, although multiple birth is a complication. ... read more »

Impact of Breastfeeding on Mother and Newborn

There was no significant difference in full-term or non-full-term births rates and mean newborn birth weight between for those who continued and discontinued breastfeeding during pregnancy.  ... read more »

Iron Intake Diet and Risk of Ovulatory Infertility

Consumption of diet with iron supplements and nonheme iron from other sources may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. ... read more »

Weight Gain and Pregnancy: Dieting Linked to Obesity

My pregnancies were never quite normal. My first and second born were both early and weighed slightly more than 10-pounds 13-ounces, causing quite a bit of weight gain. ... read more »

Vaccination During Pregnancy Against Influenza (H1N1)

In this study, exposure to an adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccine during pregnancy was not associated with a significantly increased risk of major birth defects, preterm birth, or fetal growth restriction. ... read more »

Drink more milk in pregnancy may make your child grow taller

Milk in pregnancy helps infant growth. A new study shows that the amount of milk a pregnant woman drinks is not only growth-promoting for weight and length at birth but may have an effect into early adult age. ... read more »

Depression + Metabolic Syndrome = Elevated Risk for Diabetes

A recent study from Canada finds an elevated risk for diabetes when a person has both depression and metabolic syndrome; the diabetes risk is higher when the two disorders are combined than when only one or the other disorder is present. ... read more »

Alfalfa Sprouts And Clover Sprouts Recalled

Listeria is an organism which can adversely affect a pregnancy potentially leading to miscarriage, premature delivery, and stillbirth. ... read more »

Should You Keep Your Pulse Below 140 When Exercising?

One of my pregnant patients recently asked me if she should keep her heart rate no higher than 140 beats per minute when exercising?  Answer:There is presently no scientific basis and no official recommendation to keep the heart rate during pregnancy below certain levels. ... read more »

Constipation Remedies During Pregnancy

 Constipation can be due to a variety of factors including an increase in the production of the hormone progesterone which slows the movement of food through the digestive tract, along with the pressure of the baby on the rectum, as well as iron supplements which can worsen constipation. ... read more »

Sympathetic Pregnancy: Dad Gets Pregnant Too

Exhausted. Nauseated. Achy. Irritable. Sleepless. No, it's not the pregnant woman it's her husband's pregnancy aka Couvade Syndrome. ... read more »

Elective Induction of Labor

Our findings indicate that elective induction of labor at term gestation can reduce perinatal mortality in developed countries without increasing the risk of operative delivery. ... read more »

Your Fitness During and After Pregnancy

You will have a lot on your plate with the newborn, your recovery, and trying to get back to that pre-pregnancy body, so what sort of post-partum fitness routine should you look to? ... read more »

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