Pregnancy covers the life stage period from conception to birth. Learn about the changes that take place during this time, what to do to stay healthy, and how to help prevent complications during pregnancy.
There was a time when women wishing to get pregnant might try drinking a potion made with powdered wolf's penis. Alternately, she could wear a charm made from a quail's heart. Here, we examine 10 of the most common myths about getting pregnant.
When you're trying to conceive, getting the news that your hormone levels aren't normal can leave you feeling discouraged. But don't give up hope. Here, learn what high FSH levels really mean and how this affects your ability to become pregnant.
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.
Many women assume that after giving birth, their swollen fingers and ankles will shrink back to a normal size. But during the first week after delivery -- when moms are acclimating to life with a newborn -- serious swelling can strike.
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?
Postpartum depression can make mothers feel anxious, fatigued and filled with despair. Infants don't know it, of course, but that same depression could also cause them long-term problems. (As if depressed new moms need more guilt.)
Stretch marks are one of pregnancy's least-loved side effects -- way down there with bloating and morning sickness. Is there any way to rid yourself of these itchy scars, or at least make them fade away faster?
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?
How can you tell if you're pregnant? Some women notice symptoms even before they take a test. Although these aren't conclusive, you should definitely get tested if you experience any of these symptoms.
Studies show that the earlier in pregnancy a woman gets regular exercise, the more comfortable she is likely to feel throughout the nine months. Learn how to exercise during pregnancy to promote your and your baby's health.
In a perfect world, using ovulation prediction kits would infallibly lead to pregnancy. The reality is more complicated, so be sure to consider the pros and cons of OPKs before trusting your fertility exclusively to this method.
The truth is that no matter what your age, you're very likely to have a healthy baby as long as you are in good health, seek early prenatal care and adopt sound lifestyle habits. Here's what you can expect in your 20s, 30s, and 40s.
Explore the stages of pregnancy with these pictures and get a first-hand look at developing fetuses and ultrasound technology. Do you know what fundal height is or when the limbs are developed? Take a look and find out.
The technology that brought us the modern home pregnancy test didn't just save women trips to the OB-GYN. It saved the lives of rabbits. These fluffy creatures do more than just assist magicians -- they can indicate pregnancy.