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.


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Rare Condition Causes New Mom to Lactate Outside Her Breast

An Austrian woman who had just given birth began producing milk in breast tissue located in her vulva.

What Is the Linea Nigra of Pregnancy?

The dark line that runs down a pregnant woman's belly is completely normal, and it even has a fancy Latin name.

Multiple Pregnancies Age Women's Cells Faster

And you thought you felt old because you had three kids? While that may be true, they're not the only thing to blame.

Researchers Link Maternal Diabetes and Obesity to Autism in Kids

Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder have been rising over the past two decades, along with obesity and diabetes in women of childbearing age. How are these related?

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

It seems unbelievable that a baby's placenta could cause the mother to break out in a nasty itchy rash, but it happens occasionally. What causes the allergy?

Why does pregnancy cause you to fart more?

Pregnancy brings women that lovely glow -- shiny hair, great skin, an aura of happiness. It also brings some not-so-lovely things, like excessive burping and farting. Go ahead, blame the baby! Here's why.

Can you get a tattoo if you're pregnant?

Pregnancy is all about celebrating your body. But is it safe to celebrate it permanently -- with a tattoo? Here's what we know.

Are antibiotics safe to take during pregnancy?

No caffeine for low energy. No ibuprofen for pain. No sushi for ... well, a sushi craving. 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.

5 Ways Stress Can Affect a Pregnancy

We all know that it's bad news to be stressed out a lot, but what about when you're expecting? Should pregnant women be especially wary of this amped-up state? We'll ponder 5 ways that stress affects a pregnancy in this article.

Pregnancy Resources

Pregnancy is never easy. But being aware of all the resources available can be a big help. See our list of top pregnancy resources to learn more.

How does radiation exposure affect unborn babies?

Not all types of radiation are created equal. Some types of exposure is considered safe, while others are not. How does radiation exposure affect unborn babies?

How to Detect Early Pregnancy

Your body goes through a wide range of changes, enabling you to detect a pregnancy early on. Learn how to detect a pregnancy in this article.

10 Tricks for Managing Morning Sickness

Your pregnancy "morning sickness" (or all-day sickness) is wearing you out. But take heart -- there are some many natural remedies you can try to help you feel like yourself again.

How many women who have abortions are single parents?

Not wanting to be a single parent is one of the reasons women choose to have an abortion. Learn how many women who have abortions are single parents from this article.

10 Reasons You Might Not Know You're Pregnant (Until You're in Labor)

Whether pregnancy is planned or a surprise, most women quickly realize they're carrying a developing child. But what if a pregnancy is both unplanned and unknown to the woman who's pregnant?

How Obesity Leads to Overweight Babies

America is fat, and more and more studies are showing that the obesity trend is a hard one to escape. It's even extending to our infants. But how? Is adult obesity leading to overweight babies?

Pregnant? 10 Questions for Your First Doctor's Appointment

After you find out you're pregnant, your first visit to the OB/GYN is a fact-finding mission. You'll be learning about what to expect during your pregnancy while the doc learns about your medical history and any risk factors. What should you ask?

5 Strange Pregnancies

Back pain, bloating, swollen ankles, a glowing complexion and various food cravings. These common symptoms make it seem like pregnancy is pretty much the same for everyone. Not so -- there certainly are some unique pregnancies out there.

Start a Pregnancy Blog in 3 Easy Steps

Keeping a pregnancy blog can help you preserve the experience of your pregnancy, and because it's online, it's an easy way to share updates with family and friends, and commiserate with other pregnant women.

Belly Bands

A woman's body changes a lot during pregnancy, but belly bands can help to ease the transition. Is using these products just a way to make your clothes fit better, or can they make your pregnant body feel better, too?

Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Taking care of yourself -- physically and mentally -- while pregnant is vital for delivering a healthy baby. What can you do to ensure a healthy pregnancy, and how soon should you start?

Am I carrying my own twin?

Vanishing twins sound like something straight out of Stephen King, but it's common for one twin not to survive the first trimester. But what if, instead of being absorbed by the mother's body, the twin ends up inside the other twin?

Can You Tell the Sex of a Baby by How the Mother Is Carrying?

Guessing the gender of a growing baby has always been popular -- after all, nine months is a long time to wait. But how accurate is this particular predictor?

Abortion Overview

What is the definition of abortion? Learn about the definition and controversy of abortion.