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.

Top Getting Pregnant, Fertility and Pregnancy Questions

Your top questions answered on getting pregnant, being pregnant, and more! ... read more »

Energy Drinks Are Not Safe During Pregnancy

It's not the energy drink per se that makes them unsafe; it's what goes into them. ... read more »

How Alcohol Affects Your Pregnancy

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

Can I Drink Coffee During Pregnancy?

There is still much to learn about the impact of caffeine on pregnancy. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy: Body Changes

You are now in your second trimester, which means goodbye to nausea, but hello to a long list of other things. As your baby grows, so does your body, and this means more than just your belly. ... read more »

Is It Safe to Eat Pate or Liver While Pregnant?

Sure, pate is a party favorite but should you indulge? ... read more »

Raw Meat and Pregnancy

Toxoplasmosis causes the most severe damage in the first trimester. ... read more »

Clomid: Everything You Need To Know

The most important thing to know is that Clomid is a medication to induce ovulation, not necessarily pregnancy. Clomid will not get you pregnant alone. Here is all you need to know about Clomid. ... read more »

Are Microwaves Ovens Safe To Use During Pregnancy?

With all of the health concerns that pop up in your mind during pregnancy, it’s normal to wonder whether using microwaves are safe to use while you’re pregnant. ... 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 to Expect at My First Prenatal Visit

If you recently had a positive home pregnancy test, scheduling your first prenatal visit is the next step. Having prenatal care is vital in order to ensure that both you and baby are healthy. ... read more »

Folic Acid Absorption Affected By Medications

First trimester exposure to certain medications such as folic acid antagonists is associated with increased risk for neural tube, cardiovascular and urinary tract defect. ... read more »

What Can be Used to Test Paternity?

While the cheek swab is the most common method to test paternity, any bodily fluid that contains DNA or cells can be used for the test. ... read more »

Top "Am I Pregnant" Questions

"Am I Pregnant?" and "Could I Be Pregnant?" are the top health questions in both women trying to get pregnant and women trying not to get pregnant. ... read more »

Pregnancy Week By Week

See how your baby is developing during pregnancy week by week.. ... read more »

Breast Lump During Pregnancy? Get It Examined!

Although most breast changes in pregnancy are benign and not cancerous, a lump always requires additional investigation. Until more tests are done, you won't know exactly what that lump is. ... read more »

Pregnancy Landmarks: When Can We Identify Them?

As pregnancy progresses you can make the pregnancy diagnoses seeing several landmarks where you would normally expect to see the pregnancy development. ... read more »

Ectopic Pregnancy: Symptoms, Risks, Causes

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

Third Trimester of Pregnancy: What Happens With My Baby?

You're finally in your third trimester, and you're feeling it from headto toe. While you enjoyed the second trimester thoroughly, the thirdtrimester starts a whole crop of new physical and emotional changes. ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy: Body Changes

During the first trimester, your body will go through a lot of changes while your baby is developing. As your hormone levels change and your baby starts growing, so will your body. ... 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 »

Painful Body Changes In Pregnancy And How to Cope

It is normal for a pregnant woman to undergo many body changes, aches and pains during pregnancy. Most are associated with hormones, and the pain will stop when hormone levels return to normal. ... read more »

Other Painful Body Changes

Physical changes during pregnancy are commonly associated with hormonal changes. The body typically returns to normal a few months after baby is born. ... read more »

Body Aches and Pains

There will be plenty of aches and pains associated with pregnancy, but the legs and back are often the body parts hit the hardest. Increased fluid retention during pregnancy can lead to swelling. ... read more »

How to Find a Good Hospital and Maternity Unit

Finding a good hospital unit for maternity is among the top priorities for pregnant women to ensure the optimal care when you are having a baby. ... read more »

Heartburn and Baby's Hair

Does a lot of heartburn mean that the baby will have a lot of hair? ... read more »

Can Baby's Heart Rate Determine The Sex?

You may have heard that you can use your baby's heart rate to determine whether you are having a boy or a girl. Some say one gender's heart rate is faster than the other. But is it true? ... read more »

Chinese Gender Predictor and Pregnancy Calendar

This ancient Chinese gender predictor, or Chinese gender chart, predicts your baby's sex based on the mother's age and month of conception. ... 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 »

Swelling During Pregnancy

Swelling of the face, hands, legs and feet are all common symptoms of pregnancy, but can cause also serious discomfort and even pain. ... read more »

Is Rachael Ray Pregnant?

Is Rachael Ray pregnant? In an interview with Us Magazine, Rachael Ray talked about pregnancy and having children. ... read more »

What Happens at Your First Prenatal Appointment?

Your first prenatal visit will likely be the longest as there are many questions both you and your doctor will have. Here is a breakdown of the first prenatal appointment. ... 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 »

What Is the Pre-Trimester?

Many people think of just 3 trimesters when it comes to pregnancy, but in reality, there are actually 6! The pre-trimester is one of the most important trimesters. ... read more »

The 'When Will It Happen?', 'When Did It Happen?' Calculators

Want to know when you conceived? Or when you will be fertile? Learn all you need to know about when important fertility milestones take (or took) place! ... read more »

Breast Cancer Treatments While Pregnant and Survival Rates

In a study completed by Jennifer Litton and associates, treatment for breast cancer during pregnancy was associated with improved cancer survival rates despite previous information to the opposite. ... read more »

Istanbul Jewish Penicillin: Turkish Chicken Soup

Turkish cuisine is one of depth and flavor. When Turkish women want to treat colds in pregnancy, they turn to a classic Jewish Penicillin recipe with leeks, mint, and yogurt. This recipe is far different from western chicken soup recipes. ... read more »

Argentina Jewish Penicillin: Cazuela Gaucho Chicken Soup

Argentina is a country rich with heritage and Jewish Roots. The Jewish Penicillin recipe most common in Argentina is a stew based soup that is thicker than most chicken soups. ... read more »

Chinese Jewish Penicillin: Chicken Soup and Napa Cabbage

During World War II, Jews fled out of German-occupied countries to safe havens across the world. One such safe haven was China. ... read more »

Teheran Jewish Penicillin: Chicken Soup with Barley

Colds in pregnancy are not a reason to stay in bed while others are enjoying life. Chicken soup, also known as Jewish Penicillin, has been used for centuries to stop the symptoms of cold in pregnancy in their tracks ... read more »

Russian Jewish Penicillin: Fresh Chicken Noodle Soup

Are you tired of trying to find over the counter medications to fight colds in pregnancy? Jewish Penicillin has been around for hundreds of years and many generations. ... read more »

Vasectomy: What Is It and Why Is It Done?

A Vasectomy may be recommended for men who are certain that they wish to prevent future pregnancies. After a vasectomy, sperm cannot move out of the testes which prevents pregnancy. ... read more »

Serena Williams With Our Pregnant Pregnancy Calendar

Serena Williams is pregnant with our pregnancy calendar showing a likely due date of September 5, 2017 plus/minus 7-10 days ... read more »

The Progesterone IUD Intra-Uterine Device and Contraception

Mirena is an intrauterine device system (IUD or IUS) which releases a progesterone called levonorgestrel into the uterus and prevents pregnancy. ... read more »

Third Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

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

12 Tips for Pregnancy in Your 40s

Pregnancy in your 40s can be a challenge. ... read more »

Chest Pain During Pregnancy and Postpartum Period

Chest pain can be a serious problem in pregnancy and requires immediate attention ... read more »

12 Symptoms During Pregnancy You Should Not Ignore

Important issues during pregnancy not to ignore. ... read more »

When Is the Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?

When is the best time to take a pregnancy test? That depends upon the type of test. The two primary tests check the hormone levels found in urine and blood.  ... read more »

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