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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Chest Pain During Pregnancy and Postpartum Period

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

Cantaloupes Not Advised During Pregnancy

Cantaloupes appear to be a healthy fruit, however, they have been associated with potentially deadly salmonella and listeria outbreaks. ... read more »

Two Week Wait (2WW) Symptoms

What are the signs of pregnancy? Here are the 2WW symptoms (or two-week wait symptoms) that you can look for while you wait to see if you are actually pregnant! ... read more »

Maternal Fluoride Exposure

New research studying maternal fluoride exposure in pregnant women has found that the higher the levels of fluoride are in pregnancy, the lower a child’s IQ will be later. ... read more »

Is It Safe to Drink Tap Water During Pregnancy?

If you are pregnant and drinking tap water, you should know that certain chemicals that can be found in your drinking water might have a negative effect on the fetal development of your child. ... read more »

Mental Health Disorders During Pregnancy

Mental health is important not only during pregnancy but at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. ... read more »

Pseudocyesis: What Is a Phantom or False Pregnancy?

A phantom or false pregnancy (pseudocyesis) is a condition in which a woman believes that she is pregnant, even though there is no physical evidence of pregnancy and the pregnancy test is negative. ... read more »

What Is An Imaginary Pregnancy?

What is an imaginary pregnancy (pseudocyesis)? Pseudopregnancy is a false pregnancy, although a woman has many signs and symptoms of an actual pregnancy. ... read more »

European Legal Approach to Parental Work Family Conflict

Commentators have stated that France and Sweden, for example, provide a more generous maternity and parental leave than what is available here in the United States. ... read more »

Legally Speaking: Substance abuse and Pregnancy

How has the legal system dealt with the problem of women's substance abuse during pregnancy? There is no state which criminalizes drug use during pregnancy. ... read more »

Custody and Access Issues for Same Sex Couples

When married heterosexuals who have children divorce, the parents are automatically presumed to be the legal parents of their children and absent a termination due to unfitness, they retain their rights upon divorce.  ... read more »

How to Buy Maternity Clothes in 12 Steps

Shopping for maternity clothes during pregnancy is not so easy because it seems your body changes every single day. ... read more »

Paris Hilton Pregnant

Paris Hilton, the heir to the Hilton thrown, is the next big celebrity to want a new baby. According to Paris Hilton, there is a pregnancy in her future — very near future now. ... read more »

Baby Shower Activities

There are tons of classic (and generally boring) games out there that tend to be overplayed at every baby shower, so why not choose a unique set of games that will keep the crowd interested for hours? ... read more »

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Ready to Start Baby-Making

Nick Lachey just got hitched to Hollywood hotty Vanessa Minnillo and he's not waiting around for fatherhood to 'just happen.' The star has been quite vocal about wanting children. ... read more »

Matt Damon Hopes Wife Can Dress as a Pregnant Nun

Matt Damon is one of those stars that glide under the celebrity marriage radar. He and wife Luciana have three children together with a fourth on the way. ... read more »

Jennifer Hudson Shows Off Her Son – More in the Future

American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson walked off the stage and into the limelight. The singer offered more than just inspired vocals, she could also act. ... read more »

Sandra Bullock Pregnant

According to an interview, Sandra Bullock is happy to become pregnant, but that is not the only way she is thinking about becoming a mother. ... read more »

Finding Good Maternity Wear and Pregnancy Clothes

Maternity fashion today is at the peak of style. Women have more choices for maternity wear than ever before from business suits to skinny jeans to bathing suits, all created with baby bump in mind. ... read more »

Top 100 Baby Names 2009

Popularity in 2009 ... read more »

Most Popular Baby Names 2008

These are the most popular 1000 baby names from the year 2008. ... read more »

Most Popular Baby Names 2009

These are the most popular 1000 baby names from the year 2009. ... read more »

Baby Names: Most Popular By Date

Finding the right baby name isn't always easy. Here are lists of popular baby names through the decades. ... read more »

Hair Loss Postpartum

A drop in hormones as your body returns to normal after delivery will likely cause you to lose some of your hair. Find out what causes the hair loss, what you can do about it, and how long you can expect it to last. ... read more »

First Pregnancy Symptoms

What are the very first pregnancy symptoms I can expect? Nausea and tiredness are among the first typical pregnancy symptoms. ... read more »

How Ultrasound Detects Ectopic Pregnancy

On ultrasound about on-half of ectopic pregnancies can be seen and the other half have only indirect signs. ... read more »

Pregnancy Symptoms and Their Timing

Pregnancy symptoms and timing of each. ... read more »

Food Cravings, Pregnancy Cravings, Food Aversions

Food cravings are among the most typical early symptoms of pregnancy and often continue thoughout pregnancy. ... read more »

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