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.

Amniocentesis and CVS

Many pregnant women over the age of 35 choose prenatal testing due to the increased chance of chromosome disorders with pregnancies occurring late in life, such as amniocentesis and CVS. ... read more »

Is It Safe to Roller Skate During Pregnancy?

Even for experienced skaters, skating poses a significant risk during pregnancy. As adults, many of us skate around our parks for exercise and recreation. Yet even for experienced skaters, roller skating poses a risk during pregnancy. ... read more »

Your New Year Fertility and Pregnancy Guide

Is this the year you will get pregnant? Have your baby? Start a family? ... read more »

How to Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise is an important and vital part of any pregnancy. ... read more »

Is the Baby's Sex Determined By The Sexual Position?

Can you determine your baby's gender by the sexual position? Can you predict it by how you are carrying? ... read more »

He's Gaining Weight Too: The Couvade Syndrome

Information about the Couvade syndrome, or sympathetic pregnancy. ... read more »

Phantom Pregnancy

Patients with a phantom pregnancy hCG will have a persistently and not significantly rising positive blood pregnancy test but the urine test is negative and they are not pregnant. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Breast feeding decreases the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women with a first-degree relative with breast cancer. ... read more »

Snoring and Pregnancy Gestational Diabetes

A new study from researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found that women who reported frequent snoring during their pregnancy were more likely to develop gestational diabetes. ... read more »

Your Holiday Pregnancy & Fertility Survival Guide

We've got you covered with tips on all you need to know to survive the holidays! ... read more »

Reye's Syndrome

Reye's Syndrome is not an infection; rather, it is an illness that affects some children after a viral infection. Clinical studies have linked Reye's Syndrome with aspirin. ... read more »

Are Caffeine and Soda Safe to Consume During Pregnancy?

Are caffeine and soda safe to consume when trying to conceive and during pregnancy? How much caffeine is too much when trying to conceive and during pregnancy? ... read more »

How to Choose a Good Doctor for Pregnancy Checklist

Choosing the best healthcare provider for prenatal care is about more than just talent. ... read more »

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning and Pregnancy

Ciguatera fish poisoning is among the most common reasons for fish poisoning around the world but how could it affect your pregnancy? ... read more »

Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

Unfortunately, it's not unusual to get food poisoning while pregnant. ... read more »

Sexual Positions and Getting Pregnant

It is possible to conceive from any sexual position, but those which allow deepest penetration may have advantage over others. ... read more »

How to Increase Fertility: Dr. Amos' 12-Step Program

The Dr. Amos 12 step fertility improvement program will improve your chances of getting pregnant and help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby. ... read more »

Garden Fertilizer During Pregnancy

Growing a garden filled with flowers, or fruits and vegetables is also a healthy way to tend to your nesting needs when you are pregnant. However, if you are using fertilizer in your garden, you need to be aware of some gardening hazards during pregnancy. ... read more »

The babyMed University Fertility Course

Dr. Amos Grunebaum offers vital lessons in the babyMed Fertility Course and teaches you everything you need to know to get pregnant now! ... read more »

Risk of Ectopic Pregnancies

If you previously had an ectopic pregnancy, your risk of having another one is nearly 1 in 5 and you also have a lower chance of a normal pregnancy. ... read more »

I think I'm pregnant, now what?

I think I'm pregnant, now what? As soon as you think you might be pregnant, you should visit your Ob-Gyn or a pregnancy clinic or help center for a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant it is important to: ... read more »

Pregnancy and Maternity Insurance Guide

Right at the top of early pregnancy concerns is the ability to pay for prenatal care, labor, and delivery. Will your health insurance cover pregnancy? What if you don't have health insurance? Check out our Pregnancy/Maternity Insurance Guide. ... read more »

How to Tell Your Husband That You Are Pregnant in 12 Steps

Our 12 step program will provide you in detail how to tell your husband that you are pregnant. ... read more »

Top 5 Ways to Combat Stress During Pregnancy

Research authors and experts are consistently writing informed articles and publishing medical journal entries on the overall effects of stress on the body. Stress offers no positive effects on overall health for any person, let alone a pregnant woman. ... read more »

Handling Unwanted Pregnancy Advice

How should you handle unwanted pregnancy advice? ... read more »

21 Creative Ways to Announce That You Are Pregnant

Discovering you're pregnant is almost as good as the reaction on your partner's face when you share the good news. Check out these 21 creative and unique ways to make them smile. ... read more »

Michelle Obama Pregnant

How Would Things Change if Michelle Obama Were Pregnant? ... read more »

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

The first line of defense against varicose veins during pregnancy is to understand why these veins appear in the first place. While the weight on the legs certainly is a secondary reason, it is the weight of the uterus that plays a primary role in creating varicose veins. ... read more »

Don't Stop Antidepressants in Pregnancy

Women who are taking anti-depressants before becoming pregnant may need to continue taking the medication even after they conceive. ... read more »

How to Find a Good Ob-Gyn or Midwife

Choosing an Ob-Gyn or midwife to deliver your baby and provide prenatal care can be one of the biggest decisions you make. Here are steps for finding a good Ob-Gyn or midwife. ... read more »

Childhood Cancer Can Increase Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy in childhood cancer survivors could be riskier than previously thought. Chances of premature labor, early delivery and hemorrhage are higher in certain cancer cases. ... read more »

IVF - Chances of Success

The chances of IVF success depens on your age, the reason for IVF, and the IVF clinic. ... read more »

Sunbathing, Sunscreens, and Sun Exposure During Pregnancy

Sunbathing in pregnancy may not be a good idea because the increased hormones of pregnancy increase your risks. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Mother to Your Baby

Being a good mother does not begin when the baby is born, it starts the moment that the baby is conceived. ... read more »

Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes carries the same symptoms and problems as other forms of diabetes not associated with pregnancy because the body loses the ability to handle food sugars and insulin development. ... read more »

Preventing the Negative Effects of Stress on Pregnancy

Stress is a mental condition that causes a very physical response. The last time you felt 'stressed' what were you really saying? Stress quickens heart rate, increases blood pressure, and decreases blood flow to extremities. The body physically prepares to fight a battle or run for extended distances. ... read more »

Link Between Stress and Miscarriage

During pregnancy, prolonged or extreme stress will result in immediate effects on the body, but the long-term effects may be life-changing. Researchers have linked stress early in pregnancy to increased risk of miscarriage. ... read more »

Pregnant or Want To Be? You Must Lessen Your Stress

Many pregnant women are under stress. Coping with stress in pregnancy is important to improve pregnancy outcome. ... read more »

Sighet Jewish Penicillin: Chicken Soup with Laurel Leaves

When the cold of winter sets in, chicken soup recipes are often sought out to treat colds in pregnancy and other illnesses. Jewish Penicillin recipes from Romania often include parsnip and laurel leaves. ... read 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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