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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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

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 »

Prenatal Visits in Pregnancy - How Many

How Many Prenatal Visits In 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 »

Amanda Peet Pregnant

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Test Your Pregnancy Test Knowledge

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

How to Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise is an important and vital part of any pregnancy. Proper exercise can help throughout your pregnancy by reducing pregnancy symptoms and increasing your energy. However, if not done safely and properly, exercise can sometimes cause pregnancy complications. ... 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 »

Pregnancy Depression

Pregnancy is one of the happiest times in life, but 10-20% of pregnant women experience depression. ... read more »

How to Get Your Body Back in Shape After Pregnancy

Gaining weight during pregnancy is normal, and so is getting back into shape. ... read more »

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

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

The Fifth Trimester Guide – Going Back to Work

Did you know there are six pregnancy trimesters? Learn about the last pregnancy trimester when a new mom goes back to work. ... read more »

Pregnancy Timeline Calculator

The babyMed pregnancy timeline calculator creates a personalized 9+ months timeline and a timetable of your pregnancy progress. ... read more »

Energy Drinks Are Not Safe During Pregnancy

Some of the ingredients in energy drinks are considered safe in moderation during pregnancy, but most are considered potentially harmful. ... read more »

50 Things To Do In The Two-Week Wait (2WW)

During the two week wait (2WW) you may want to keep busy and stop obsessing. You have done everything trying to get pregnant. You have had sex regularly, enough and at the right time ... but now you are facing the dreaded 2WW. ... 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 »

Types of Childhood Infections

You've gotten through your pregnancy, dealt with given birth, and now your child has an infection. Below is a guide to the symptoms, treatment and commons questions relating to infections that may occur during childhood: ... 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 »

Is It Safe to Travel While Pregnant?

Traveling while you are pregnant can be an enormous hassle. However, you don’t necessarily want to miss out on experiences and opportunities just because you’re bearing a child. ... read more »

Dr. Amos' Fertility and Pregnancy e-Book

Read Dr. Amos' eBook about pregnancy, fertility, trying to get pregnant, and the postpartum period. Everything you need to know! ... read more »

What Is A Bicornuate Uterus?

A bicornuate uterus is the most common congenital uterine anomaly and can impact a woman's reproductive capabilities. ... read more »

Parvovirus B19 Infection During Pregnancy

Parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy can affect the fetus and can lead to hydrops. ... read more »

Prenatal Yoga - Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)

Warrior I is a strengthening, stretching, and even a bit of a balancing pose, that can inspire confidence and power in its practitioner. Practice Warrior I after warming up your body, during the higher intensity portion of your yoga workout.   ... read more »

Can You Get Pregnant on Your Period?

Wondering if you can get pregnant on your period is a common question. Find out whether it's possible to conceive when you have sex on your period. ... read more »

Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

You should sleep in the position that's most comfortable for you during pregnancy, though the left side appears safer than the back or right side.   ... 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 »

Alternative Sex During Pregnancy

There are times when you should avoid intercourse during pregnancy. ... read more »

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