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  • 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 Grant357

  • 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

  • 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 Pelati29

  • 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).

    How to Calculate Your Ovulation Period Using Your Menstrual Cycle

    How to Calculate Your Ovulation Period Using Your Menstrual Cycle

    by morrison01454

  • Early symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum can be different from typical early signs of pregnancy. Here's how to tell the difference before your missed period and positive pregnancy test.

    Early Signs of a Hyperemesis Gravidarum Pregnancy

    Early Signs of a Hyperemesis Gravidarum Pregnancy

    by Kierstin Gunsberg0

  • 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

  • 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 Marissa15

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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 Marissa823

  • 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

  • Some natural and effective methods to decrease the length of your labor so you can meet your little one faster!

    How to Have a Shorter Labor

    How to Have a Shorter Labor

    by Susannah Birch13

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Help Morning Sickness - Advice From Moms Who've Been There

    How to Help Morning Sickness - Advice From Moms Who've Been There

    by Kierstin Gunsberg8

  • 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

  • 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

  • Learn about the possible pregnancy skin conditions such as stretch marks, acne, and rashes and safe remedies for them during pregnancy.

    Skin Conditions During Pregnancy

    Skin Conditions During Pregnancy

    by Marissa4

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Surviving a Second Trimester Miscarriage

    Surviving a Second Trimester Miscarriage

    by Sarah9

  • Looking for names for your baby boy? Love the sound of two-syllable names? Here are some ideas for you. Included is a list from A - Z, a list of stars with these types of names, a list of the most popular ones, a list of biblical one and a list of fictional characters.

    Popular Two-Syllable Names for Baby Boys

    Popular Two-Syllable Names for Baby Boys

    by Claudia Mitchell3

  • 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

  • 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 Grant52

  • 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 Marissa482

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Gunsberg266

  • What is the reason behind morning sickness? The extreme nausea felt in early pregnancy has a purpose: to protect the fragile, developing embryo from environmental toxins.

    What Causes Morning Sickness?

    What Causes Morning Sickness?

    by Leah Lefler11

  • 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

  • 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 Rizzuti10

  • 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 Birch30

  • These precious autumn-inspired baby names help parents find a name for their new addition. These names remind us of nature, colors, Thanksgiving, and harvest during the fall. Help give your baby a strong self-concept with a name inspired from this season.

    Precious Autumn-Inspired Baby Names

    Precious Autumn-Inspired Baby Names

    by Beth Collins1

  • 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

  • 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.

    Giving Birth Can Be Beautiful

    Giving Birth Can Be Beautiful

    by Victoria Van Ness2

  • Have you recently found out that you are pregnant and don't know what to do next? Do you need advice on what to do during the first trimester of pregnancy? Follow the steps outlined here to increase your chances of a healthy and safe pregnancy.

    12 Steps to Take After You Become Pregnant

    12 Steps to Take After You Become Pregnant

    by Meagan Ireland0

  • 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.

    Emotional Stress During Pregnancy (And 17 Ways to Relieve It)

    Emotional Stress During Pregnancy (And 17 Ways to Relieve It)

    by Susana Serer2

  • 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 Grant54

  • 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 Marissa372

  • 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

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