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  • 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

  • When pregnancy hits a woman, so do the stresses and worries of the future. Here's an article, all about those obsessions and a little humor to help you through it.

    10 Things Pregnant Women Obsess About

    10 Things Pregnant Women Obsess About

    by Rachael Fields23

  • When you're trying to get pregnant you wonder whether the smallest thing could be a sign that you're expecting. Here are the two signs I had that I was pregnant and the explanations behind them.

    The 2 Early Signs I Had of Pregnancy

    The 2 Early Signs I Had of Pregnancy

    by Stephanie Elford1

  • How much weight should I gain during pregnancy? Worried about gaining weight during pregnancy? Learn about healthy weight gain during pregnancy and what is right for you and your baby.

    How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy?

    How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy?

    by Marissa10

  • Finding out I had a MTHFR mutation saved the life of my son. Knowing sooner would have saved my preemie son and daughter. Can you afford to not know about this common gene mutation?

    My Story of Having the MTHFR Gene Mutation

    My Story of Having the MTHFR Gene Mutation

    by Jackie Block42

  • Pregnancy is accompanied by many new feelings, pains and changes, not the least of which includes 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...

    An Explanation of Bleeding & Spotting During Pregnancy

    An Explanation of Bleeding & Spotting During Pregnancy

    by Susannah Birch2

  • My ectopic pregnancy was devastating and scary. However, with the help of my obstetrician, I eventually became pregnant again. I wrote this story to help other women keep the faith after an ectopic.

    Successful Pregnancy After Ectopic Pregnancy

    Successful Pregnancy After Ectopic Pregnancy

    by Tawnya12

  • Are you anxious knowing that it is impossibly too soon to have a urinary pregnancy test taken?  Well, pregnancy is one of the most precious moments in a woman's life.  Whether you are anxious with nerves or with hope - this is a great experience...

    The Early Warning Signs of Pregnancy

    The Early Warning Signs of Pregnancy

    by TinaTango11

  • Deciding to have a child late in life can be difficult. I will discuss what the chances are 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 Grant22

  • Early pregnancy is exciting, and 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!

    Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

    Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

    by Becki Rizzuti233

  • Wondering whether you are pregnant or not? Here are the signs and symptoms of pregnancy. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then there is a high likelihood that you are pregnant.

    10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

    10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

    by myvenn5

  • Do you think you might be pregnant, but you are not sure about the reliability of the home test you've taken? Or perhaps you want to know now if you're pregnant but it's too early to take a urine test, so you are considering a blood test. When can...

    How Soon Can a Blood Test Detect Pregnancy?

    How Soon Can a Blood Test Detect Pregnancy?

    by NathaNater37

  • 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.

    How To Survive Pregnancy While Working the Night Shift

    How To Survive Pregnancy While Working the Night Shift

    by Nicole Canfield5

  • Learn about gestational diabetes in pregnancy, including symptoms, testing, and treatment. Included are resources for what to eat, how to exercise, and how to avoid gestational diabetes.

    What Is Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy?

    What Is Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy?

    by Marissa8

  • There are foods you should avoid during pregnancy. What foods you can't eat when pregnant? Here's is a list from raw meats to papayas that you should avoid during pregnancy.

    Foods You Can't Eat When Pregnant

    Foods You Can't Eat When Pregnant

    by blessedmom198

  • Not enough women are talking about miscarriage. Getting through this traumatic life event requires a bigger conversation on this taboo subject.

    Experiencing Miscarriage

    Experiencing Miscarriage

    by Jicotea Kinsella1

  • 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

  • Is there a higher risk of miscarriage for women with HIV? Read on to learn the risks of miscarriage for women with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

    Does HIV Cause Miscarriage?

    Does HIV Cause Miscarriage?

    by Marcy Goodfleisch12

  • 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

  • Sometimes accidents happen - and there could be a chance of pregnancy. Here's a guide on how, when and what the chances are based on what happened and your body.

    Unprotected Sex —Can I get pregnant?

    Unprotected Sex —Can I get pregnant?

    by Susannah Birch0

  • 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 TahoeDoc35

  • 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!

    What to Expect in the 39th Week of Pregnancy

    What to Expect in the 39th Week of Pregnancy

    by Leah Lefler4

  • I find it interesting the amount of things they never tell you about pregnancy, until you end up in a situation where you need to know. Of course, it's nearly impossible to expect a guide that covers first, second, third or fourth pregnancies and...

    Second Pregnancy: 7 Things You Probably Didn't Know

    Second Pregnancy: 7 Things You Probably Didn't Know

    by Bema Self7

  • Changing hormones and morning sickness—there are many things that can affect your oral health during pregnancy. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help prevent gingivitis and gum disease.

    How to Prevent Gum Disease During Pregnancy

    How to Prevent Gum Disease During Pregnancy

    by Dr Steve Law1

  • It is important to maintain a healthy diet during pregnancy. Learn how to eat well and what kinds of foods to eat when you are pregnant.

    What to Eat During Pregnancy

    What to Eat During Pregnancy

    by Marissa13

  • The third trimester of pregnancy is a whole new ball game in pregnant. There are some similarities to the first and second trimester, though most of them are amplified in comparison. In this hub, I want to go over some of the less talked about...

    Pregnancy: Discomforts of the Third Trimester

    Pregnancy: Discomforts of the Third Trimester

    by Bema Self4

  • When you come to the end of your rope, you’ll try anything, far-fetched or not. For the sake of relevancy, I’ll start with the most reasonable and proven methods, and move to the more obscure and questionable.

    How to Turn a Breech Baby

    How to Turn a Breech Baby

    by Sarah Songing31

  • 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 Lefler17

  • During pregnancy it's not just about what to eat: fresh vegetables, greens, fruits, beans & legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains. It's also about what to avoid: alcohol, caffeinated drinks, junk food

    Foods to Avoid While Pregnant

    Foods to Avoid While Pregnant

    by Joanna Slodownik18

  • Many women experience intuition about being pregnant, about the health or gender of their unborn baby or about complications they may have during pregnancy or delivery. Tips on strengthening intuition

    Pregnancy Intuition and Inner Pre-Birth Communication

    Pregnancy Intuition and Inner Pre-Birth Communication

    by JanieceTobey39

  • Of course, the most surefire sign of pregnancy is the positive pregnancy test ;-) although even that may not be 100% reliable. But even before you take a test or miss a period you may suspect that you may be pregnant. Some women will have only...

    15 Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

    15 Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

    by Joanna Slodownik1

  • In this article, I will explain my experience through pregnancy and childbirth. I'll touch on the ups and downs and hopefully give you some insight. Just remember, every pregnancy is different.

    My Pregnancy and Birthing Experience

    My Pregnancy and Birthing Experience

    by Brianna0

  • Evap line. Pregnancy test with this line creates confusion. Is it a positive pregnancy result or not? This faint line on a home urine pregnancy test kit is created when urine in the test area evaporat

    Evap Line Pregnancy Test:  Results and Interpretation

    Evap Line Pregnancy Test: Results and Interpretation

    by Sree Vani2

  • 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 Gunsberg29

  • Are you aware of the spiritual signs and symbols that almost daily appear in our lives? Many women notice even more spiritual signs during pregnancy. Maybe you've even experienced one or more yourself

    Spiritual Signs During Pregnancy

    Spiritual Signs During Pregnancy

    by JanieceTobey1

  • Being pregnant is not easy and no pregnant woman wants to add getting sick to that list of struggles. Suffering from strep throat while pregnant is the last thing she needs, but here's how to recover.

    How to Get Over Strep Throat While Pregnant?

    How to Get Over Strep Throat While Pregnant?

    by Sree Lakshmi0

  • 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

  • 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 Marissa22

  • These are some certain early pregnancy symptoms that could indicate you are carrying more than one baby, along with some I personally experienced during my twin pregnancy.

    Possible Signs and Symptoms of a Twin Pregnancy

    Possible Signs and Symptoms of a Twin Pregnancy

    by carolinekirby2

  • Have you had any spiritual pregnancy experiences? Dreams? Spiritual Signs? Intuition? Visions? This page is about the spiritual experiences many women report having during pregnancy.

    The Spiritual Pregnancy

    The Spiritual Pregnancy

    by JanieceTobey35

  • After suffering 2 miscarriages in a row after the birth of my first child, here I document my journey to a rainbow baby. I hope my story offers some encouragement to others.

    Journey to a Rainbow Baby

    Journey to a Rainbow Baby

    by Nicole Kiddie Granath2

  • 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 Marissa29