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!
What does it mean when the line doesn't get darker on a pregnancy test? Is it a faint positive line? Find out how to read pregnancy tests, even when there are faint lines, to tell whether or not you're pregnant.
A list of pregnancy tests that are the most sensitive, whether to use a blue dye or pink dye test, whether or not digital tests are less sensitive, and all about early pregnancy testing.
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.
Your labor, postpartum, nursery, and lactation nurses will be the most important people in your circle for the first few days of your newborn's life. There are a million things we want you to know, but I will give you the first dozen and a half to get you on your way to a great birth experience.
Why and when does your water break when you are pregnant? Will you be embarrassed by a big spill at the grocery store? What do PROM and PPROM mean?
Wondering if you should try inducing labor with castor oil? Find out the facts —rather than the rumors—on whether it works, how it works, and what to watch out for.
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.
You may find yourself trying some unconventional methods to help labor along out of a state of desperation. Eating rye bread? Not too scary. Chased by a rottweiler? Maybe you should pass on that one.
If you're like me, you did a lot of research on what to pack for the hospital and asked other moms that you knew. I ended up overpacking and would like to name the essentials so other moms do not fall into the same situation.
Nosebleeds (or epistaxis) during pregnancy, is experienced by approximately 20% of women. While it is typically not a cause for concern, there are a few warning signs you should watch for.
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.
Are you worried about emotional stress and crying during pregnancy and how it could affect you and your baby? Learn all about pregnancy stress, the risks, and precautions. Plus, 17 ways to help you overcome it and have a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby.
"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.
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.
Trying to decipher the differences between hyperemesis gravidarum and typical morning sickness? Here are the signs and symptoms of true HG.
Pregnancy tests that show a faint line create confusion. Is it a positive pregnancy result or not? This faint line on a home urine pregnancy test kit may be an evaporation line, which is a result of urine evaporating and drying out.
Is your pelvic pain during pregnancy more than just normal discomfort? You may have an undiagnosed condition which could lead to a permanent disability.
Reviews of the top 8 best pregnancy products on the market. 8 must-have items for moms-to-be that will keep you healthy, happy, comfortable, and beautiful during your pregnancy.
Not sure what gifts to buy for a baby shower? Intimidated by the registry list and lists of the best gifts? Read this article to find a list of practical and useful things that I like to give to new moms.
Are you hosting a baby shower for a little girl? Are you wondering where to start your planning? Look no further, here are 100 amazing shower ideas to suit any mom-to-be.
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.
Am I ready to have a baby? Do you have what it takes to become a parent? Take a look at some of these questions and honest responses before you consider pregnancy and having children.
Just cracked open your digital pregnancy test to find two blue lines? Wondering what other digital tests look like when opened? Here's how negative and positive digitals look on the inside.
Are you suffering from constipation during pregnancy and looking for relief? Learn the causes, remedies, and treatments of pregnancy constipation.
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.
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.
Finding out that your baby has no heartbeat is devastating and terrifying because you don't know what to expect. I hope I can prepare you for the journey ahead by sharing my story.
A list of things you don't need for a baby. You don't need a nursery or nursery furniture, new or fiddly toys, baby monitors, dummies or many other things that companies try to sell new parents.
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.
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.
Feeling super sick before your period, but not sure if you're pregnant? From tiredness to needing to pee all of the time, early symptoms can feel a lot like PMS. Here's some uncommon vs. common early signs you've conceived and what they mean.
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.
Five myths and rumors about miscarriage that aren't true and some facts about what can increase the risk.
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.
I have pregnancy symptoms, but I'm not pregnant. Why did my test come out negative? Could it be a phantom pregnancy or some other illness that mimics pregnancy?
Learn how to write a birth plan with these sample birth plan templates. Discover what birthing options are available, and create a plan that meets your personal needs.
Prenatal vitamins can be taken before, during, and after pregnancy. Learn when to start taking prenatal vitamins, what prenatal vitamins do, and what their benefits are for your body.
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.
Bleeding or spotting in a pregnancy can be unnerving, but it's a common thing and, in most cases, not an indication of a miscarriage. What might be happening and where does the bleeding come from?
Have you recently found out you're pregnant, and you have to work the night shift? Don't fret! Here are some tips to help you and your baby survive and thrive, by someone with real life experience.
Did you have unprotected sex and now you're worried that you might be pregnant? Here are some resources and information to help you wade through the worry.
If you're trying to conceive, no doubt you're excited about the possibility of being pregnant, and every sensation you have could be implantation or a symptom of early pregnancy.
Whether you're planning a natural, unmedicated birth or simply curious about the prospect of a natural birth, here's my firsthand account (in painful detail) of what it's like to give birth without an epidural.
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...
Wondering if you could be pregnant? Even before a missed period, you can feel early signs of pregnancy, such as cramping, nausea, and spotting.
Maternity pictures do not have to cost a fortune. If you are on a budget, I can provide some tips on ways to save money by taking the pictures yourself.
There are 3 main types of maternity support belt but which should you choose? Which will provide the most support and be most comfortable? Here we take a look at three types of pregnancy support belt and guide you in which one to choose...
Can you get pregnant while breastfeeding? Is breastfeeding a reliable form of birth control? What are the signs of pregnancy while breastfeeding? Find out what to look for in this article.
Can morning sickness be cured? Nope! But it can be managed. Here's advice from real moms who've survived morning sickness on all levels, sharing their wisdom to help get you to the other side of the not so joyous reality of pregnancy nausea.
Am I pregnant? Learn about pregnancy symptoms and early pregnancy signs that you may be experiencing if you may be pregnant.
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.
Slow rising hCG levels may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. Normal pregnancies should demonstrate a hormone doubling time of 48-72 hours.
Information on a Blighted ovum. Gestational sac with no baby. How it happens, why it happens and what to do about a miscarriage.
I document in slight detail (as not to scare or gross you) all the things about pregnancy I hated. While I consider myself a positive person who loves my son dearly, pregnancy wasn't something I would say was "fun", "neat", or any other antonym for "I Hated It." I hope you can laugh along with me.
Hospitals have NICUs that range in level of expertise; it's important to understand what these mean when deciding where to give birth.
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.
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.
This Hub gives moms and dads some ideas about what to avoid during Labor and Delivery, as well as alternative suggestions to consider.
More intense round ligament pain is common in second pregnancies. Find out what else can be different between pregnancies one and two.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is it coming out both ends and you're worried that your stomach bug could hurt your baby? Fear not. Here's how I survived the stomach flu at six months pregnant.
Having a baby in the US is downright expensive, and in most middle-class families, both parents have to work to make ends meet. If you are looking to take longer than the (shockingly short) 6 weeks of maternity leave offered by most jobs, below are a few ways to finance your own leave.
In the past, because of the high death toll of mothers and babies, it's not suprising people felt fear before, during and after birth, giving rise to many weird beliefs and superstitions...
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.
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.
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.
Giving birth truly can be beautiful. If you do the research, seek out the positive stories, find a childbirth method, and know the facts ahead of time, you too can have the pleasant memories from your children's births like I do. Here, I offer you some information to help you along your journey.
Are you feeling every pregnancy symptom known to BabyCenter/Google, yet you keep getting a negative test? Here's some reasons why this might be happening.
Advice on how to not let on you are pregnant while avoiding drinking alcohol, including possible excuses.
What does a heated cigar, a bag of freezer-burned vegetables, and diving in a pool of water have in common? Turning a breech baby naturally, without medical intervention. This is a humor piece, not medical advice.
Implantation bleeding or spotting occurs in early pregnancy. What is it and how long does it last? Several women's health specialists discuss which symptoms are normal and which ones are not.
Some natural and effective methods to decrease the length of your labor so you can meet your little one faster!
Learn about what the first trimester of pregnancy is like along with what you can expect the first few months of pregnancy.
Morning sickness typically occurs early in pregnancy and can become a serious health risk of the mother and baby aren't getting necessary nutrients. Natural methods are preferred for morning sickness.
To have or not to have children is one of the most important decisions that a couple can make. This article enumerates both the positive and negative reasons why you should have or not have kids.
Highlighting the importance of allowing your baby to get their full blood supply when they are born, cutting down on a huge number of post birth complications.
Dilation, effacement, engagement, Braxton-Hicks contractions: Are these signs you're about to give birth?
Pregnancy is a time of joy for most women, but it can also be filled with concern and anxiety over aches and pains. Learn which pains are perfectly normal and which are more concerning.
I have only been a mother for 3 months now, but I have learned a lot of things along the way. In this article, I list 7 things I have learned in hopes of helping and relating to other mothers!
1st trimester bleeding is always scary, but not necessarily indicative of a miscarriage. There are several common causes of bleeding, most of which are harmless.
Are you in your 40s and trying to get pregnant? Having done lots of investigations into later motherhood for myself, here I share my thoughts and findings after having a baby at age 46.
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.
Bleeding isn't an uncommon occurrence during early pregnancy, but many women panic when they see those few drops of blood. Know when to worry about the status of your pregnancy and when not to stress.
Do you have a late period, but a negative pregnancy test result? What causes a false negative test? Here are the most common reasons for a negative test but no period explained...
Get ready for baby—39 weeks of pregnancy is the last week until your official due date. Your baby is full-term and gaining weight, while you become more uncomfortable! Learn more about what you can expect during this week of pregnancy.
For years, I desperately wanted a baby. I'm not alone—here are some of the most common reasons why people aren't able to start their family when they'd like and how to handle each situation.
Whether you're a pregnant foreigner or planning to get pregnant in Japan, or if you are just interested in the differences between the Japan and the West, this article details some surprising facts.
Are you going to be a new dad soon and need some advice? Here are some helpful pregnancy and birth tips for expectant fathers!
What are the options for women who want to get pregnant in their 50s? And what are the odds of having a healthy baby?
Ovulation takes place 10-14 days before your next period. You can subtract the length of your cycle by 10-14 to find out what day you will ovulate in your next cycle. In a 30-day cycle, you will ovulate 16 days after your period starts (30-14=16).
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.