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Health | Pregnancy & Parenting | Pregnancy Issues

Pregnancy Issues answers your questions about the changes that occur when you're expecting. Learn how to exercise during pregnancy, nutrition guidelines, preparing for childbirth, and more in this section.


Baby, It's a Myth: Pregnancy Folklore Quiz

 Baby, It's a Myth: Pregnancy Folklore Quiz

When you're pregnant, everyone has advice. But most pregnancy folklore is not true. Take this pregnancy folklore quiz to see how much you know. See more »

Is it possible for a pregnant woman to be allergic to the placenta?

 Is it possible for a pregnant woman to be allergic to the placenta?

Can a pregnant woman become allergic to her baby's placenta? Find out and learn about pregnancy allergies at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why does pregnancy cause you to fart more?

 Why does pregnancy cause you to fart more?

Pregnancy brings a wonderful glow -- and sometimes farting. Learn why pregnancy causes farting at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can you get a tattoo if you're pregnant?

 Can you get a tattoo if you're pregnant?

You're pregnant, and it's awesome -- but you're itching to get a new tattoo. Find out if it's safe at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are antibiotics safe to take during pregnancy?

 Are antibiotics safe to take during pregnancy?

Many items are on the no-no list for pregnant women because of the risk they may pose to a fetus. But when it comes to antibiotics, some are A-OK. See more »

5 Ways Stress Can Affect a Pregnancy

 5 Ways Stress Can Affect a Pregnancy

Stress can affect a pregnancy more than you might think. See five ways that stress affects pregnancy here to learn more and have a healthier pregnancy. See more »

Fact or Fiction: Stressful Pregnancy

 Fact or Fiction: Stressful Pregnancy

Your emotional and mental state can also influence your baby during pregnancy. Take the stressful pregnancy quiz to find out why. See more »

Pregnancy Resources

 Pregnancy Resources

Pregnancy resources for women coping with difficult situations. Use these pregnancy resources for answers to all your questions. See more »

How does radiation exposure affect unborn babies?

 How does radiation exposure affect unborn babies?

Not all types of radiation are created equal. This means that depending on its origin, radiation can be fairly benign or incredibly malignant. Many natural sources exist, such as sunlight, rocks, soil and food. There are also plenty of human-derived ... See more »

How to Detect Early Pregnancy

 How to Detect Early Pregnancy

Do you know how to detect a pregnancy? Find out how to detect a pregnancy in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »