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  • 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 Rizzuti268

  • 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 Rizzuti16

  • 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.

    Behind-the-Scenes Advice You Need to Know From a Labor Nurse

    Behind-the-Scenes Advice You Need to Know From a Labor Nurse

    by Debra Roberts12

  • 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

  • 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 Marissa392

  • 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 Smith2

  • "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 Marissa880

  • 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 Birch5

  • 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.

    100 Best Baby Shower Themes for Girls

    100 Best Baby Shower Themes for Girls

    by Layne Holmes2

  • 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

  • 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 Marissa25

  • 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 TahoeDoc37

  • 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

  • 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.

    21 Things You Don't Need for a Newborn Baby

    21 Things You Don't Need for a Newborn Baby

    by Marianne Sherret1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    18 Weird Early Pregnancy Symptoms Before Your Missed Period

    18 Weird Early Pregnancy Symptoms Before Your Missed Period

    by Kierstin Gunsberg281

  • 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

  • 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 Tracy B5

  • 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

  • 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.

    What It Feels Like to Give Birth Without an Epidural

    What It Feels Like to Give Birth Without an Epidural

    by Kierstin Gunsberg43

  • 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 Smith654

  • 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.

    Tips on DIY Maternity Pictures

    Tips on DIY Maternity Pictures

    by Amber0

  • 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.

    Dealing With Morning Sickness: Tips From Moms Who've Been There

    Dealing With Morning Sickness: Tips From Moms Who've Been There

    by Kierstin Gunsberg8

  • 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 Smith33

  • 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 Pelati35

  • 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.

    The 10 Worst Things About Pregnancy

    The 10 Worst Things About Pregnancy

    by Lauren Barrett1

  • 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

  • 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 NathaNater53

  • 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 Grant62

  • 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 Birch35

  • 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 Grant66

  • 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.

    How to Afford Maternity Leave in America

    How to Afford Maternity Leave in America

    by Audrey Lancho1

  • 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 Marissa493

  • 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 Lefler21

  • 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 Grant414

  • 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 Ness3

  • 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

  • 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.

    Getting Pregnant in Your 40s

    Getting Pregnant in Your 40s

    by Jackie Grant48

  • 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

  • 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.

    What to Expect in the 39th Week of Pregnancy

    What to Expect in the 39th Week of Pregnancy

    by Leah Lefler6

  • 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.

    When You Want a Baby so Bad It Hurts

    When You Want a Baby so Bad It Hurts

    by Holly Howard0

  • 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

  • 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 morrison01588

  • 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

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