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.

Preventing Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy

Clinical researchers have shown that hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and subclinical thyroid disorders have dangerous effects on pregnant women and the cerebral development of the fetus.   ... read more »

Cord Blood Banking

What is cord blood banking and how can it help me and my baby? ... read more »

The Drano Test to Predict the Baby's Sex

Mixing drano with urine does not only not detect the baby's sex but it's also very dangerous. ... read more »

The Benefits of Acupuncture on Fertility

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world and it may help aid in fertility and pregnancy. ... read more »

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF): What Is It?

Thinking about IVF? Here is the breakdown on the procedure! ... read more »

Acupuncture and Pregnancy Rates

Acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. ... read more »

Facts and Myths About Gay and Lesbian Parenting

Change often causes a division between those that are in support of the change, and those that aren't. Gay and lesbian parenting is one such change. ... read more »

Tips for Coping with Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn or pyrosis is a common complaint during pregnancy. It is a painful or burning sensation in the esophagus, just below the breastbone. The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. ... read more »

How Weather Affects Fertility and Pregnancy

Believe it or not but the weather can affect fertility and pregnancy. In men and women. ... 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 »

Pregnancy After Menopause: Is It Possible?

Can you get pregnant after the change? ... read more »

Travel Safety During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it's generally safe for pregnant women to travel safely, but some precautions must be taken as to the places of travel and circumstances. ... read more »

Is It Safe to Fly During Pregnancy?

Flying can be safe in pregnancy as long as you take certain precautions. Air travel can be very tiring, and there are several suggestions to make it less stressful. ... read more »

How to Travel During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Most pregnant women should have no concerns traveling during pregnancy. There are certain tips to help make your trip the safest and most comfortable it can be. ... read more »

Traveling in Pregnancy

Generally, as long as there are no complications or difficulties during your pregnancy, you are safe to travel during pregnancy at any time.  There are a few concerns with your travel, mostly in terms of comfort and convenience for you and the baby. ... read more »

Recommended Screening Tests for STDs

Intrauterine or perinatally transmitted STDs can have fatal or severely debilitating effects on a fetus. Here are the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) recommendations for screening of pregnant women ... read more »

The Steps of Getting Pregnant with Infertility

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

All About Prenatal Vitamins and Supplements

Essential for the health of mom and baby! ... read more »

Organic Solvents and Pregnancy

A Canadian study found that women who were exposed to solvents on the job during their first trimester of pregnancy were about 13 times more likely than unexposed women to have a baby with a major birth defect ... read more »

Third Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Seth Rogan is About to Get Superbad

There is nothing funnier than sitting up late at night watching a movie with comedian Seth Rogan. That is, until you think about him becoming a dad. ... read more »

Breathing Practice – Nadi Shodhana (Channel Purifying Breath)

Nadi Shodhana (nah-deeh show-dah-nuh) is a yoga breathing practice which relaxes the body and mind and is said to balance the sides of the brain and purify the energy channels of the body. It is safe for pregnant women and women trying to conceive. ... read more »

Leopold Maneuvers

Leopold's Maneuversare methods to determine position, presentation and engagement of fetus. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Hematoma Concerns

A hematoma is a collection of blood under the surface of the skin. Most often referred to as a bruise, hematomas are generally considered safe when they appear on the skin, referred to medically as a subdermal hematoma. ... read more »

Connection Between Unplanned Pregnancies and Anorexia

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paired with Norwegian researchers on a study involving rates of unplanned pregnancy in women with anorexia nervosa. ... read more »

Poor Women Infected by Snail Fever Parasite

According to a Danish study, schistosomiasis, the parasite that causes snail fever may cause harm to the reproductive organs of women susceptible to the parasite. The parasite lives in waterways commonly used for bathing and clothes washing. ... read more »

What Beauty Treatments Are Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a time for you to pamper yourself but it can also be a confusing time when it comes to lifestyle and beauty practices. ... read more »

Why Prenatal Vitamins and Other Supplements are Important

Prenatal vitamins and other supplements are advised for women who are trying to conceive, who are pregnant, and who are nursing. ... read more »

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