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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.

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What happens when pregnant women smoke?

Smoking is dangerous for pregnant women for many reasons -- learn why.


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 »

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 »

10 Tricks for Managing Morning Sickness

 10 Tricks for Managing Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is a common symptom during pregnancy. Learn how to quell the queasiness with these 10 tricks for managing morning sickness. See more »

How many women who have abortions are single parents?

 How many women who have abortions are single parents?

How many women who have abortions are single parents? Learn how many women who have abortions are single parents from this article. See more »