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.

Is Your Antibiotic Safe During Pregnancy?

Which antibiotics are safe during pregnancy? Every antibiotic is made with different ingredients, so will have different effects on mom and baby. Find out about the antibiotic you have been prescribed ... read more »

Does Sex Bring On Labor?

It's unlikely that sex is is going to cause you to go into labor. But many doctors tell their pregnant patients to go ahead anyway when they are past their due date. It's worth trying. ... read more »

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Pregnancy

Omega-3 fatty acid are essential supplements during pregnancy. They have been shown to support the development of your baby's brain, eyes, heart amongst other benefits. ... read more »

Should a Woman 50 Years and Older Get Pregnant?

Should a woman 50 years and older get pregnant and have a baby? CNN recently reported on women at 50 years of age and older who had a baby. ... read more »

Early and Home Pregnancy Test Info and HPT and hCG levels

Early home pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone hCG human chorionic gonadotropin in your urine. ... read more »

Pregnancy Symptoms and Early Signs of Pregnancy

Typical early signs and symptoms of pregnancy and common pregnancy symptoms by week and trimester. ... read more »

Teenage Pregnancies: How to Stop the Rise

According to a national survey in the United States, pregnancies occur in 750,000 teens every year. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Fertility Myths Quiz

What is true and what is false. Find out if you know the right answers ... read more »

Omega 3 Before and During Pregnancy

Omega 3s are used by the brain and in the growth and development of the body and they are especially important before and during pregnancy. ... read more »

Men Get Pregnant Too!

You are the one pregnant, so why is he the one gaining weight? Couples report male pregnancy symptoms that parallel female symptoms, but how can this happen when men cannot physically get pregnant? ... read more »

Achondroplasia and Pregnancy

Achondroplasia is a form of short-limbed dwarfism. The word achondroplasia literally means "without cartilage formation." However, the problem is not in forming cartilage but in converting it to bone (a process called ossification). ... read more »

What is an Orgasm?

An orgasm is the intense feeling of physical pleasure that human beings experience at the climax of sexual stimulation. ... read more »

Trying To Conceive: Improving Your Chances

Your best chance to get pregnant is if you have sex and make love egularly during your 6 fertile days (day of ovulation and the 5 preceding days). ... read more »

Congenital Hypospadias

Hypospadias is a birth defect in male infants that presents with a misplaced urethra. Typically the urethra is located in the middle of the tip of the glans penis. ... read more »

HCG Count In Pregnancy

Human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. ... read more »

Dryer Sheets And Pregnancy

Dryer sheets are slathered in chemicals, which do have the potential to transform with the extreme heat of the dryer. You want to be extra careful when you’re pregnant but do you have to stop using dryer sheets? ... read more »

Getting Pregnant after Vasectomy

If you have had a vasectomy and decide that you want to have more children, here is some information for you and your partner. One option is vasectomy reversal. ... read more »

Giving Birth

It's an amazing experience to bring a baby into the world, so it's normal for pregnant women to look forward to giving birth.  ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant Myths and Presumptions

Answering the question, can I get pregnant, depends greatly on the age or stage of life and medical status of a woman. ... read more »

Prenatal Care - First Doctor's Visit

Your first doctor’s visit will likely be the longest as there are many questions both you and your doctor will have.Finding out you are pregnant is one of the most exciting moments of your life.  You have a little over nine months to prepare for the arrival of your child and it will feel like much of that time is spent in your doctor’s office.  Your first doctor’s visit will likely be the longe ... read more »

Is It Safe To Play Tennis During Pregnancy?

Conflicting reports about playing games such as tennis can be confusing, but here are some guidelines that will help you to decide if playing tennis during your pregnancy is safe. ... read more »

Ebola Virus and Pregnancy

Ebola hemorrhagic fever and pregnancy. ... read more »

What Is an Anatomy Ultrasound During Pregnancy?

When the pregnancy hits the 20th week of gestation, an anatomy ultrasound is often ordered. This ultrasound is used to determine fetal anomalies, the baby's size and weight, and also to measure growth to ensure that the fetus is developing properly. ... read more »

Neurology Conditions and Pregnancy

Being pregnant affects many neurologic diseases and their diagnostic approach and treatment can be severely affected because of the pregnancy. Some neurologic conditions are first diagnosed in pregnancy, others are known prior to pregnancy and can stay the same, get worse or get better. ... read more »

Tips for Staying Comfortable at Work During Pregnancy

Tips for Staying Comfortable at Work During Pregnancy ... read more »

Pap Papanicolaou Smear - Results

A Pap test short for Papanicolaou test is a test done during a cervical or vaginal examination. Cells frrom the time of the cervix are scraped off and examined to check for precursors or actual cetvical cancer. Results from the Pap test can either be normal or they can show other results. ... read more »

Cold Sores During Pregnancy

The first symptoms of cold sores may include pain around your mouth and on your lips, a fever, a sore throat, or swollen glands in your neck or other parts of the body. ... read more »

How Weather Affects Pregnancy

Barometric pressure is the weight of the air and gases in the atmosphere pressing down on us. It’s easy to assume that air particles are weightless, but they’re not, and some days more air is above us than others. ... read more »

New Pregnancy Exercise Routines

Women who are pregnant should start a daily exercise program even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Bicycle During Pregnancy?

Working out in a structured exercise program is beneficial to you whether you are expecting or not. Unless you have pregnancy complications, have a high-risk pregnancy, or your doctor/midwife has immediate concerns regarding exercise, you can feel free to continue enjoying physical activity and exercise as long as you are careful. ... read more »

Is Spinning Safe During Pregnancy?

Even on a stationary bicycle, it is essential to keep your balance. Keeping your balance may be more difficult when you are pregnant. How safe is spinning during pregnancy? ... read more »

Is It Safe To Ride A Motorbike During Pregnancy?

Driving on a motorcycle is dangerous, resulting in motorcyclist fatalities 27 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities per vehicle mile traveled. ... read more »

Body Mass Index Calculator Calcuates BMI

Body mass index calculator. The BMI body mass calculator let's you know if your weight is normal or not. Calculating your BMI before and during pregnancy is especially important as extremes of BMI (too high or too low) may affect your fertility and increase pregnancy complications. ... read more »

Gestational Surrogates - Surrogacy and Pregnancy

Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person. This arrangement may be done as traditional surrogacy or gestational surrogacy.  ... read more »

Skin Bleaching While Pregnant

Skin bleaching products are commonly used to lighten hair and skin, but be careful when using them during pregnancy. ... read more »

How To Get Court Ordered Paternity Testing Done

After a woman finds out she is pregnant or after she has a baby, she may want to ask the suspected father to undergo paternity testing. ... read more »

Licorice Affects Baby's IQ

Women who eat large amounts of licorice while they are pregnant may be hurting their baby's chances of getting into Harvard later in life. ... read more »

Are Diagnostic X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?

Diagnostic X-Rays are Safe in Pregnancy a because the radiation levels are too low to do any harm. ... read more »

Boy or girl - Can I do something about it?

Is there something I can do to make my baby a boy or girl? ... read more »

Mother’s Weight Plays Role in Baby’s Survival

A new study shows that babies born to obese mothers have greater risk of dying up to one year after birth when compared to women of normal Body Mass Index. ... read more »

Ginger

Ginger is a natural anti-emetic, often used to alleviate motion sickness and pregnancy morning sickness. Much research has also been published on using Ginger to treat nausea during pregnancy. ... read more »

Migraine Headaches and Preeclampsia

Women with migraine headache are more likely to develop preeclampsia and women with either migraine or preeclampsia are at increased risk of stroke. ... read more »

Tips for Gay and Lesbian Couples Finding a Surrogate Mom

Gay and lesbian couples may choose surrogacy as alternative to pregnancy or adoption. Surrogate mothers carry a child with sole intention of allowing the couple to adopt the child(ren) after birth. ... read more »

15 Effective Ways to Help You Get Pregnant

Getting pregnant is not always easy. Below are 15 effective ways on your way to improve your chances getting pregnant. ... read more »

Is Facebook a Good Source of Pregnancy Advice?

The popularity of social media as a sharing platform for medical advice has grown dramatically as tens of millions of people connect to each other, businesses and information portals, but not all information is accurate or trustworthy. ... read more »

I Don't Care About What Others Say I Must Do

I don’t care if you had a natural birth. I don’t care if you had an epidural. I don’t care if you got induced in week 40 or if you went 10 days past your estimated due date. ... read more »

Prevention of Travelers' Diarrhea

I just found out a simple officially accepted way to prevent travelers' diarrhea. ... read more »

First Pregnancy as a Stepmom

You are a member of the growing population of stepmothers who are pregnant with their first baby. You are faced with the unique challenge of having your first child with a husband who has children from a previous relationship. ... read more »

Fetal Hiccupping in the Womb

The end of your pregnancy is finally approaching, and you are noticing every little change. If you feel small, rhythmic movements for an extended period of time, your baby is having hiccups. ... read more »

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