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 Spotting Early in Pregnancy a Problem

I have had some vaginal discharge and spotting for two weeks now, is that a problem? ... read more »

Recurrent Miscarriages

A recurrent miscarriage is when you lose more than 2-3 pregnancies in a row, Most causes of miscarriages are unknown. ... read more »

Embryo Grade Grading in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Grading the embryo during IVF may help identify which embryos are more likely to implant. Many IVF clinics grade the embryos using a scoring system. ... read more »

Inversion of the Chromosome

What does inversion of the chromosome mean? ... read more »

Could Radiation from Flying Be Unsafe During Pregnancy?

There is no known risk of radiation or cancer from flying during pregnancy. ... read more »

Is it Safe to Touch a Cat During Pregnancy

It is safe to touch a cat during pregnancy, but always wash your hands afterward. ... read more »

Infant Deaths in Congo Reduced with Insecticides

A study performed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found a way to reduce infant deaths from Malaria in Congo. ... 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 »

Obesity and Pregnancy Guidelines

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued a practice bulletin to summarize the risks for obesity in pregnancy and outcomes of pregnancy after bariatric surgery as well as to provide recommendations for management during pregnancy and delivery after bariatric surgery. ... read more »

Reduced Fertility in Overweight and Obese Men

Obese and overweight men are less fertile and programs to prevent obesity may improve men's reproductive health and save medical costs for infertility treatment ... read more »

Nicole Kidman Pregnant

Nicole Kidman Ready To Have Another BabyThere have been rumors of Nicole Kidman being pregnant with her second child her month's now. ... read more »

HPV in Pregnancy

HPV in pregnancy has not been connected with pregnancy complications such as miscarriage or premature labor. ... read more »

Dr.Grunebaum on CNN

Dr.Grunebaum on CNN - Stress in Pregnancy ... read more »

Hurricane Exposure: Impact on Fetal Stress

Women and infants who lived through Hurricane Andrew may help predict the long-term effects of hurricanes on health. ... 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 »

Breathing During Pregnancy

When a mother to be talks about breathing during pregnancy, most often it will involve preparation for birth. ... read more »

Parvovirus Exposure During Pregnancy

Some women are immune to parvovirus while others can become infected. A blood test can confirm if you are immune or not. ... read more »

Alana de la Garza Practicing Law and Order at Home

Law & Order is one of the most popular television shows ever created and Alana de la Garza was lucky enough to be a part of the series some time ago. ... read more »

Ali Larter Meets her Final Destination

After just three weeks dating actor/writer boyfriend Hayes MacArthur, Ali Larter was ready for marriage, according to an interview with Cosmopolitan. ... read more »

Prenatal Visits in Pregnancy - How Many

How Many Prenatal Visits In Pregnancy ... read more »

Alicia Keys Proud of that Swizz Beatz Bump

Alicia Keys is a diva, singer, actress and soon to be mother. Recently spotted on the red carpet with husband Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys did not look like the negative press ... read more »

Amanda Peet Pregnant

The first child of Amanda Peet and her husband David Benioff is the beautiful Frances Pen. ... read more »

Tampon use and Pregnancy

Will using a tampon hurt my pregnancy? ... read more »

Effect of Pregnancy on Cancer Progression

Pregnancy more often than not does not affect cancer progression and it's usually not necessary to stop the pregnancy. ... read more »

Nelly Furtado Pregnant

The Nelly Furtado pregnancy rumors may also have something to do with the engagement of the star and her sound engineer boyfriend. ... read more »

12 Ways to Relieve Hot Flashes During Menopause

One of the worst side effects or symptoms of menopause is the hot flash. Out of nowhere, an instant flash of heat ... read more »

Pulsations in Uterus During Pregnancy

I am 33 weeks pregnant and feels strange pulsations in my uterus, what could they be? ... read more »

Mariah Carey Pregnant

Mariah Carey has supposedly talked with her personal trainer about reducing the strenuous nature of her workouts in order to prepare for pregnancy. ... read more »

Weight Gain Recommendations - Based on Race?

Are weight gain recommendations during pregnancy based on race? ... read more »

Marijuana in Pregnancy

Is marijuana use safe during pregnancy? ... read more »

Labor During Certain Weather

A full moon and bad weather do not increase your chances going into labor. ... read more »

Michelle Obama Pregnant

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

Myth: Arms Above Your Head and Umbilical Cord

Myth: Holding your arms above your head will cause the umbilical cord to wrap around your baby's neck.  ... read more »

Avoiding Spicy Foods

Can eating spicy foods in pregnancy induce labor? ... read more »

Radiation, Flying, and Pregnancy. Is it a problem?

There is no increased risk from radiation when flying in pregnancy. ... read more »

Maggie Gyllenhaal Pregnant

The first pregnancy rumors surrounding Maggie Gyllenhaal started not by chance but by announcement as the star and her four year boyfriend, at the time, announced they were engaged and expecting ... read more »

What is Position of My Cervix In Pregnancy

You cannot diagnose an early pregnancy from the cervical position. ... read more »

Gastric Bypass Surgery And Pregnancy Precautions

Studies have shown that women can have a healthy pregnancy following gastric bypass surgery, though many obstetricians believe that gastric bypass surgery increases the nutritional and metabolic risk of subsequent pregnancy. ... read more »

Oligohydramnios - Decreased Amniotic Fluid

Oligohydramnios means decreased amniotic fluid.  There are several methods to evaluate the amniotic fluid in pregnancy. ... read more »

DHA Supplementation in Pregnancy

Benefits of adding Omega-3 and DHA ... read more »

Obesity Guidelines

First federal obesity guidelines released on 6/17/1998 ... read more »

Moon Phases

For specific dates ... read more »

Group B Strep - GBS

Around 35-37 weeks of the pregnancy women are often screened for the presence of GBS or Group B Streptococcus bacillus in the vagina. ... read more »

Birth Rates at Their Lowest in 32 Years

The reasons behind the drop in fertility may not be what you think. ... read more »

Prenatal Yoga - Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)

Warrior II, like Warrior I, is a challenging all-over body strengthener used in prenatal and non-prenatal yoga. Warrior II is also a deep hip and upper body opener and has been said to alleviate backaches during pregnancy to increase fertility.  ... read more »

How to Conceive a Boy or Girl: The Shettles Method

Learn how the Shettles method can help you conceive a boy or a girl! ... read more »

The Six Trimesters of Pregnancy

Did you know that pregnancy is divided into six trimesters? ... read more »

20 Fertility Myths That May Keep You From Getting Pregnant

There are many fertility myths and misconceptions circulating about ovulation and when to have intercourse, and some of them could be keeping you from getting pregnant. ... read more »

Test Your Pregnancy Test Knowledge

This quiz tests your pregnancy knowledge. ... read more »

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