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.

Five Steps to Get Ready For A Healthy Pregnancy

Getting pregnant should be fun but sometimes it's not so easy. Find out how to improve your chances getting pregnant. Tools, charts, tips, advice and more. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain and BMI Recommendations and Tracker

There are several recommendations for pregnancy weight gain and BMI changes. The recommendations used the most was established by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and by the ... read more »

Exercise is Healthy for Pregnant Women

Physicians should recommend low to moderate levels of exercise to their pregnant patients, even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy. ... 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 »

Difference Between Ovulation and Anovulation

What is anovulation? What is the difference between ovulation and anovulation? ... read more »

Dealing With Cancer During Pregnancy

A woman who is diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy can carry the fetus to term and deliver a healthy infant. ... read more »

Diabetes Mellitus and Birth Defects

Women who receive a diagnosis of diabetes before they become pregnant are three to four times more likely to have a child with one or even multiple birth defects than a mother who is not diabetic. ... read more »

Fetal Health Monitoring

Women with high-risk pregnancies and those who experience other complications often need a close watch of the fetus for potential problems or complications. ... read more »

How to Survive the 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy in 12 Steps

The second (or middle) trimester is a time to enjoy the pregnancy and get ready for the last trimester. ... read more »

Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy

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

Periconception Health Affects Child's Disease Risk

A mother's health and diet just before and after conception could have an impact on a child's health in the long run, researchers say. ... read more »

Pregnant Women First in Line for H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pregnant women should be one of the first groups of people in line for an H1N1 vaccine once it is produced. ... read more »

Mercury Content of Fish and Pregnancy

Mercury occurs naturally in the environment and can also be released into the air through industrial pollution. Mercury falls from the air and can accumulate in streams and oceans.       ... 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 »

Is Hang Gliding Safe During Pregnancy?

Since hang gliding involves being lifted off the ground and taking flight, there are serious concerns about hang gliding during pregnancy. ... read more »

Is Mountaineering Safe During Pregnancy?

Mountaineering is difficult as it is the physical climbing of often steep mountains usually under snowy and icy conditions. For an average person, mountaineering is an ambitious goal, but for a pregnant person, it is overwhelming, ... read more »

Is It Safe To Wrestle During Pregnancy?

Even when at the top level of wrestling as a career, professional female wrestlers will take an immediate leave of absence when they discover they are pregnant. Wrestling as a sport is just too unsafe to risk during pregnancy. Here’s why: ... read more »

Is It Safe To Play Rugby During Pregnancy?

Rugby is a widely loved game played by both men and women, and for women, the topic of whether you can continue to play rugby throughout pregnancy is a common question. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Skateboard During Pregnancy?

Avid skateboarders love nothing more than to bring their board with them and de-stress while gliding down the road, but is it safe to do while pregnant? ... read more »

Is Hiking Safe During Pregnancy?

Hiking is an activity with several health benefits. You get to see beautiful places, challenge your skill and stamina, and get in a great cardio workout in the process. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Play Basketball During Pregnancy?

Basketball is a high-intensity sport that requires a lot of stamina, constant running, and conditioning. It is also one of the sports that give you a full body workout as well as a cardio session. This all sounds great when not pregnant, but how safe is basketball during pregnancy? ... read more »

Is It Safe To Play Lacrosse During Pregnancy?

Lacrosse is a great, interactive team sport that gives you an intense cardio workout to boot. Some compare it to field hockey, although in lacrosse, you use a stick that has a head for catching and a ball instead of a puck. The rules are different but the basic concept when it comes down to the running workout it provides is virtually the same. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Play Football During Pregnancy?

Football has been well documented as a risky sport, even for professional players with professional equipment. It’s not a surprise then that playing football during pregnancy is not the safest of choices. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Play Volleyball During Pregnancy?

Volleyball is a great sport to help you stay active, but is it safe to play during pregnancy? ... read more »

May 2009: New Guidelines for Weight Gain in Pregnancy

The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council released a report recommending new guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy. The report updates previous guidelines. ... read more »

Sinus Congestion During Pregnancy

Nearly every woman will suffer sinus congestion during pregnancy. Here's what you can do to find relief! ... read more »

Carbohydrates and Infertility

The amount and quality of carbohydrate in diet may be important determinants of ovulation and fertility in healthy women. ... 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 »

FDA Pregnancy Category System Of Antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration lists antibiotics in categories based on safety for use during pregnancy. It has five categories to indicate the potential to cause birth defects during pregnancy. ... read more »

Are Hot Tubs Safe During 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 »

Chicken During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Take care during pregnancy to ensure that the chicken is fresh and cooked well before eating to avoid diseases caused by the listeria bacteria. ... read more »

What Is a Chemical Pregnancy?

A chemical pregnancy happens much more frequently than most people expect, probably up to 30-40% of all pregnancies end up in a chemical pregnancy. ... read more »

Eczema: Are Steroid Treatments Safe During Pregnancy?

If you are being treated with steroids for eczema and find out you are pregnant, there are certain steps that should be taken to ensure the safety of the fetus. ... read more »

Pregnancy After Different Forms of Contraception

The percentage of women experiencing an unintended pregnancy during the first year of typical use and the first year of perfect use of contraception and the percentage continuing use at the end of the first year in the United States. ... read more »

Milk and Preeclampsia Hypertension

A recent study found the presence of ergothione in the blood of women with preeclampsia to be higher than healthy pregnant women. Ergothione is an antioxidant found in fungi. ... read more »

Vitamin A During Pregnancy

I have read that too much vitamin A in a diet can be potentially hazardous. If I receive the recommended amount of vitamin A in my daily diet, will the prenatal vitamin be harmful to me or my baby? ... read more »

Cultural Necessity For Pregnancy

In some cultures, the inability to become pregnant leads to shunning from the people of the same culture. ... read more »

Protein Intake and Ovulatory Infertility

Replacing animal sources of protein with vegetable sources of protein may reduce ovulatory infertility risk. ... read more »

Vitamin C and Baby's Brain Development

The lack of proper Vitamin C levels in the diet during pregnancy could be linked to impaired brain development of the fetus, according to a new study. ... read more »

Alcohol and the fetus

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is a significant public health problem and may result in a wide range of adverse outcomes for the child. ... read more »

Fibroid Tumors And Pregnancy

Are fibroid tumors a problem in pregnancy? Whether a fibroid tumor, also known as a myoma, is a possible problem before or during pregnancy depends on a few different factors. ... read more »

Toxoplasma - Positive Test

I am 8 weeks pregnant and my blood tested positive for toxoplasmosis. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Maternity Pillows For A Better Night's Sleep

Pregnant women often find it difficult to get good sleep because they can't get a comfortable position, and sometimes it’s for no reason at all. One way to sleep more comfortably? Invest in a good pregnancy pillow. ... read more »

Recession May Postpone Having a Child

Women are postponing pregnancy and having fewer children because of the recession, but just when they need birth control most, many can't pay for it, a new survey finds. ... read more »

Impact of Acupuncture on Infertility

Some studies show that acupuncture may improve fertility, but a recent study shows that there is no clear enough information available whether acupuncture works or not. ... read more »

What is the Probability of Pregnancy with these Symptoms

Here are the probabilities of your chances being pregnant with these symptoms from  high to medium to low. ... read more »

Living Longer with the Mediterranean Diet

Moderate consumption of alcohol, low consumption of meat and meat products, and high consumption of vegetables, fruits and nuts, olive oil and legumes can lead to longer life. ... read more »

Fertility and Infertility Information and Preconception Tips

At BabyMed we provide fertility ovulation pregnancy conception tips and fertility information to women trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Does FertilAid Have Any Side Effects?

The scientifically-validated herbal-nutritional components of FertilAid for Women have been selected for their roles in promoting reproductive wellness. But are there any side effects? ... read more »

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