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  • Many women ask if it's possible that they're pregnant even though they got a negative result on a home pregnancy test. This article will outline several reasons why you may get a false negative.

    What Causes a False Negative on a Pregnancy Test?

    What Causes a False Negative on a Pregnancy Test?

    by Becki Rizzuti15

  • Getting pregnant after a miscarriage can be very frustrating as you wait for your body to return to normal. For some people ovulation happens straight away but for others it takes a little longer.

    How Soon Can I Get Pregnant After a Miscarriage?

    How Soon Can I Get Pregnant After a Miscarriage?

    by Jackie Grant55

  • Information on how twins are conceived and the different types of twins from fraternal and identical to the more unusual types like heteropaternal, superfecundation, and polar body twins.

    Different Types of Twins

    Different Types of Twins

    by liataylor2

  • Early labor is the time it takes for the cervix to reach 3-4 centimeters. Signs of early labor include: irregular contractions, 5 or more minutes apart, lasting 30-90 seconds, lower back pain, and pelvic pressure. This article discusses the most effective approach to speed up your early labor.

    Early Labor: The Secret to Speeding up Progress

    Early Labor: The Secret to Speeding up Progress

    by Amanda S0

  • When will I go into labor? How can I make it start or progress faster? Learn about going into labor and how someone can help you with the progression of labor.

    Ways to Help Labor Progress

    Ways to Help Labor Progress

    by Marissa16

  • The most accurate pregnancy test is a quantitative blood test, ordered by your doctor. Home urine tests are increasingly sensitive to low levels of hCG, and some may detect pregnancy as early as six days before a missed menstrual cycle.

    The Most Accurate Pregnancy Tests

    The Most Accurate Pregnancy Tests

    by Leah Lefler10

  • Have you been trying to get pregnant but haven't been successful so far? If you are wondering what you are doing wrong, it's probably nothing, but check out this article for more information.

    Why Am I Not Getting Pregnant?

    Why Am I Not Getting Pregnant?

    by Jackie Grant8

  • Information on a Blighted ovum. Gestational sac with no baby. How it happens, why it happens and what to do about a miscarriage.

    Blighted Ovum and Missed Miscarriage

    Blighted Ovum and Missed Miscarriage

    by Natasha Pelati31

  • Being a first-time mom is scary! There's so much you don't know and have to prepare for. This is my experience on what I learned about what is important and not so important.

    You're a Mom. Now What?

    You're a Mom. Now What?

    by Bri Timpson0

  • What are the options for women who want to get pregnant in their 50s? And what are the odds of having a healthy baby?

    Can You Get Pregnant in Your 50s?

    Can You Get Pregnant in Your 50s?

    by Jackie Grant9

  • My ectopic pregnancy was devastating and scary. However, with the help of my obstetrician, I eventually became pregnant again. I am sharing my story to help other women keep the faith after an ectopic. I've also included a section with FAQs.

    My Experience Having a Successful Pregnancy After an Ectopic

    My Experience Having a Successful Pregnancy After an Ectopic

    by Tawnya33

  • How soon can you tell if you are pregnant? This guide to the 13 earliest signs and symptoms of pregnancy will help you know for sure, plus get info on the best early detection pregnancy tests, how to test properly and what to do in different scenarios...

    How Soon Can You Tell If You're Pregnant? How to Know for Sure

    How Soon Can You Tell If You're Pregnant? How to Know for Sure

    by Susana Serer642

  • Are you trying to get pregnant after the Depo Provera shot? Find out more about the Depo Provera injections, the side effects of the Depo shot, and pregnancy after the Depo shot.

    Getting Pregnant After Depo Provera Shots

    Getting Pregnant After Depo Provera Shots

    by Marissa379

  • Chemical pregnancies (the term given to a very early miscarriage) are much more common than anyone realizes, yet much confusion surrounds the subject. Read on for clear answers to common questions.

    What Is a Chemical Pregnancy and Is It a Miscarriage?

    What Is a Chemical Pregnancy and Is It a Miscarriage?

    by Kierstin Gunsberg30

  • Deciding to have a child late in life can be difficult. I will discuss the chances of getting pregnant at 44. I did succeed myself, but this was after lots of investigation and research.

    What Are the Chances of Getting Pregnant at 44?

    What Are the Chances of Getting Pregnant at 44?

    by Jackie Grant61

  • "When did I conceive? When did I ovulate?" Find out when you got pregnant by learning about ovulation, conception, and implantation during a woman's monthly cycle.

    When Did I Get Pregnant or Conceive?

    When Did I Get Pregnant or Conceive?

    by Marissa849

  • Most women will experience child birth in her lifetime. Labor is know to be quite painful, but fortunately there are numerous pain relief options available today. An extensive list of both alternative/non-medication options and pharmaceutical options for pain management during labor is to follow.

    Pain Relief Options During Labor

    Pain Relief Options During Labor

    by Amanda S0

  • These are the symptoms you'll likely experience in the 38th week of pregnancy, and they are early signs that labor is fast approaching. Signs include not being able to sleep, hot flashes/night sweats, exhaustion, and a constant urge to poop.Learn what to do during labor and when to go to the doctor.

    Early Signs of Labor in My Experience

    Early Signs of Labor in My Experience

    by CapriCookie13

  • Pregnancy fatigue is often one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. Learn how to fight fatigue during pregnancy and keep your pregnant body feeling refreshed.

    How to Fight Pregnancy Fatigue

    How to Fight Pregnancy Fatigue

    by Marissa31

  • If you think you may be pregnant, but you are not sure if it is too early to test, then check out this information. It should help you decide if it is too early to take a pregnancy test or not.

    How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

    How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

    by Jackie Grant393

  • When you're trying to conceive, there are a lot of symptoms that you might not know about. I've tried to cover the majority of pregnancy symptoms here. Good luck!

    Uncommon Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

    Uncommon Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

    by Becki Rizzuti264

  • Feeling super sick before your period, but not sure if you're pregnant? From tiredness to needing to pee all of the time, early pregnancy symptoms can feel a lot like PMS. Find out the weird, early signs you could be pregnant and what they mean.

    Weird Early Symptoms of Pregnancy Before Your Missed Period

    Weird Early Symptoms of Pregnancy Before Your Missed Period

    by Kierstin Gunsberg270

  • Sometimes accidents happen. You have sex without protection and worry you might be pregnant. Here's a guide on how pregnancy happens with unprotected sex and what to do next.

    Unprotected Sex —Can I Get Pregnant?

    Unprotected Sex —Can I Get Pregnant?

    by Susannah Birch33

  • Do you know what foods to avoid when you are pregnant? What about medications, exercises, or drinks? Learn what you should avoid during pregnancy to keep you and your baby healthy.

    What to Avoid During Pregnancy

    What to Avoid During Pregnancy

    by Marissa29

  • The third trimester of pregnancy is debatably the most challenging of the three trimesters. In this article, I will describe common symptoms of the third trimester, why they occur, and what you can do to cope.

    14 Discomforts of the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

    14 Discomforts of the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

    by CapriCookie6

  • After a difficult first month of parenting, I thought the hardest part was over. But the trouble certainly didn't end there, and there are still many battles left to come.

    How an NICU Stay Affected My Parenting

    How an NICU Stay Affected My Parenting

    by Joey Koogler0

  • It's a lot of fun to think up baby names when you are expecting. It can also be a bit of a challenge. After all, your baby is going to carry the name you give her or him for the rest of their lives.

    Unique, Popular, and Bizarre Baby Names

    Unique, Popular, and Bizarre Baby Names

    by Amy DeMarco13

  • Do you know when to have your next baby? Will there be enough space or too little space between your kids? Learn about spacing pregnancies and the ideal spacing between children.

    When Should I Have My Next Baby?

    When Should I Have My Next Baby?

    by Marissa20

  • If you're in the third trimester of pregnancy, you'll want to begin packing and preparing your hospital bag for when you go into labor. Learn what to pack for you, your baby, and your spouse or partner.

    What to Pack in a Hospital Bag for Labor and Delivery

    What to Pack in a Hospital Bag for Labor and Delivery

    by Marissa17

  • The key to understanding some of the strangest pregnancy symptoms is knowing that just about everything stems from the heightened levels of pregnancy hormones. Most everything goes away after delivery, but you'll be surprised at which of these 34 symptoms sticks around.

    Understanding 34 of the Strangest Pregnancy Symptoms

    Understanding 34 of the Strangest Pregnancy Symptoms

    by Victoria Van Ness8

  • The sixth week of pregnancy is an exciting one: The baby's umbilical cord starts to develop and the heart starts to beat! Many women have their first doctor's appointment at this stage of pregnancy.

    What to Expect in the 6th Week of Pregnancy

    What to Expect in the 6th Week of Pregnancy

    by Leah Lefler4

  • If you are looking for baby names that can't be shortened, then here is the list for you. You'll find over 275 boy and girl names. Included are biblical ones, famous people, fictional characters, and the most popular ones from 2017, in addition to a list of almost every name you can think of.

    275+ Baby Names That Can't Be Shortened

    275+ Baby Names That Can't Be Shortened

    by Claudia Mitchell2

  • We all know that a healthy diet is crucial for your body to function correctly and heal the way it’s supposed to. So why would it be any different for women trying to get pregnant?

    Great Foods to Eat When Trying to Conceive

    Great Foods to Eat When Trying to Conceive

    by Victoria Van Ness11

  • How to chart your basal body temperature and determine when ovulation occurred. Plus some definitions associated with basal body temperature (BBT) charting, and where to chart online.

    How to Chart Basal Body Temperature

    How to Chart Basal Body Temperature

    by blairtracy4

  • Does an epidural stop all of the pain? Does it hurt to get an epidural? Read on to find out my experience of what it really feels like to get an epidural—labor to recovery.

    What Does an Epidural Feel Like?

    What Does an Epidural Feel Like?

    by Kierstin Gunsberg2

  • Thinking about giving birth at home? Homebirth has many benefits for mother and baby. Learn why I chose to give birth at home and why it was such a fabulous experience.

    Top 6 Benefits of Giving Birth at Home

    Top 6 Benefits of Giving Birth at Home

    by Susana Serer33

  • Cesarean childbirth is definitely more painful than normal delivery. But for some, it is inevitable. So in this article, the author would like to share what the post-cesarean delivery experience is like and hopefully give helpful suggestions as to how to deal with the pain.

    Recovering From a Cesarean Section: Timeline and Tips

    Recovering From a Cesarean Section: Timeline and Tips

    by Chin chin30

  • Do you think you might be pregnant, but you want to be sure and it's too early to take a home urine test? Blood pregnancy tests can be taken just 6-8 days after ovulation.

    How Soon Can a Blood Test Detect Pregnancy?

    How Soon Can a Blood Test Detect Pregnancy?

    by NathaNater51

  • Which postpartum products will you REALLY need? It depends a little on if you had a vaginal birth or c-section, plus if you're breastfeeding. We asked experienced moms what they couldn't live without in the first days and weeks post birth and this is the list they came up with.

    21 Postpartum Products for Vaginal Birth, C-Section, and Nursing Moms

    21 Postpartum Products for Vaginal Birth, C-Section, and Nursing Moms

    by Susana Serer0

  • Of all the things that pregnant women worry about, needing surgery is one that most don't face. But, there is a lot of misinformation out there about the risks of anesthesia and surgery on pregnant women. Get the facts here from a board-certified doctor. Of course, there are risks, but it probably isn't as dangerous as you imagine.

    What if You Need Anesthesia and Surgery While Pregnant?

    What if You Need Anesthesia and Surgery While Pregnant?

    by TahoeDoc36

  • Am I pregnant? How early can I take a pregnancy test? When can I take a pregnancy test? Find out about pregnancy tests and the best time to take one if you are trying to have a baby.

    How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

    How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

    by Marissa488

  • Pregnancy is accompanied by many new feelings, pains, and changes, which include a lot of strange things happening down below. It can be scary to have bleeding or strange discharge during pregnancy, but most of the time this is completely normal.

    An Explanation of Bleeding & Spotting During Pregnancy

    An Explanation of Bleeding & Spotting During Pregnancy

    by Susannah Birch4

  • These are certain early pregnancy symptoms that could indicate you are carrying more than one baby. I'll describe them as well as share what I personally experienced during my twin pregnancy.

    Possible Signs and Symptoms of a Twin Pregnancy

    Possible Signs and Symptoms of a Twin Pregnancy

    by carolinekirby7

  • Are you suffering from constipation during pregnancy and looking for relief? Learn the causes, remedies, and treatments of pregnancy constipation.

    How to Relieve Pregnancy Constipation

    How to Relieve Pregnancy Constipation

    by Marissa23

  • Spotting in pregnancy occurs in up to 1/3 of all pregnant women. What is normal,and what implies a problem with the pregnancy? Does spotting mean a miscarriage will occur? Questions and answers about bleeding in early pregnancy.

    Pregnancy Spotting Questions and Answers

    Pregnancy Spotting Questions and Answers

    by Leah Lefler19

  • These charming names for winter-born babies may inspire you in your quest for a name. Here you will find boys, girls, and gender-neutral names inspired by the holidays, such as Christmas, the appreciation for winter weather, and nature.

    Charming Names for Winter Babies

    Charming Names for Winter Babies

    by Beth Collins0

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  • Rainbow babies—those born just after the death of an infant—are special. Here's a complete definition and advice for grieving parents and those who love them.

    What Is a Rainbow Baby?

    What Is a Rainbow Baby?

    by Anna Fonté0

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