Pregnancy

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.

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Sperm banks help people who are struggling with fertility issues to conceive. How do sperm banks operate, and how do they screen donors?

By Maria Trimarchi

The medical establishment hasn't completely accepted acupuncture and hypnosis as methods of infertility treatment. But are they worth a try?

By Melissa Jeffries

IVF is one of the most common infertility treatments. The sperm fertilizes the egg outside the body, and doctors implant it into the woman's uterus in hopes of a successful pregnancy.

By Melissa Jeffries

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From the signs and symptoms to the confirmation of a miscarriage, find the answers to common questions about miscarriages.

By Melissa Jeffries

The C-section rate is rising in the United States and around the world. What kinds of pregnancy and labor complications can lead to C-sections, and why do some women plan to have them?

By Melissa Jeffries

Most husbands will do anything they can to help their pregnant wives, but for some, it goes much further than doting and running an occasional errand. Backaches, weight gain and even morning sickness can all accompany Couvade syndrome, or sympathetic pregnancy.

By Josh Clark

Women that can have babies long into their lives depends on many natural and medicinal elements. Find out what benefits and difficulties there are for having a baby after 35.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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Women with gestational diabetes, and their infants, can experience a number of symptoms and complications, from jaundice to stillbirth. Learn about the range of possible symptoms and how to avoid them.

By Timothy Gower

In December 2006 in Britain, three babies were born from two separate wombs -- inside the same woman. Uterus didelphys -- or a double womb -- is a pretty rare condition. It affects anywhere from about one in 1,000 to one in 1 million women worldwide, and it sometimes occurs in families.

By Julia Layton

The time immediately after you deliver a baby is hectic, but daily activity will rejuvenate you. Find out how to get back into a workout routine after giving birth.

By Alvin Eden & Elizabeth Eden

Giving birth is a monumental task. Where will you decide to deliver your baby? What types of healthcare professionals do you prefer? This article provides in-depth information on birthing methods, doctors, midwives and childbirth classes, to name a few.

By Elizabeth Eden

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Pregnancy is not always a happy time, even if the baby is wanted and planned. It's normal for parents to experience a wide range of emotions during this period. Learn about emotions that surface during pregnancy.

By Elizabeth Eden

While the new mother can never fully know what to expect when giving birth, everyone should have at least a vague idea the physical and emotional events of normal spontaneous labor. Learn about childbirth medications.

By Elizabeth Eden

A woman's body weathers a myriad of symptoms during pregnancy as changes happen in your reproductive and digestive systems, and to your blood flow and metabolism. Read about understanding pregnancy symptoms.

By Elizabeth Eden

No mother wants to have a difficult delivery or an unhealthy baby. Learn how to spot the signs of complications and, in some cases, find out what you can do about them.

By Elizabeth Eden

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After your baby arrives, there will be much to do in the first few hours of life. There are several health tests to conduct and several decisions to make. Find out what to expect on the first day.

By Elizabeth Eden

The journey of the fetus through pregnancy is a complex and fascinating miracle that scientists have broken into three phases -- the three trimesters that represent a nine-month pregnancy. Learn how a fetus grows

By Elizabeth Eden

Changes in your body and a late menstrual cycle are signs that you are pregnant. Performing a home pregnancy test is the easiest way to find out. Learn how pregnancy tests work.

By Elizabeth Eden

The decision to breastfeed or bottle-feed is yours to make. Since you are the one taking care of your baby, you must feel comfortable with the decision. Learn how breast-feeding works.

By Alvin Eden

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You probably have some specific concerns about the nutritional needs of both you and your baby. Like most mothers, you may be concerned about losing the weight you gained during pregnancy. Learn about postpartum nutrition guidelines.

By Alvin Eden

The addition of a baby to a family brings joy and wonder, but also many changes for the parents. Read these helpful tips on adjusting to life with a newborn.

By Michael Meyerhoff

Also known as "baby blues," postpartum depression is a very real and often very frightening occurrence that affects about half of new mothers during the first days or weeks following birth.

By Michael Meyerhoff

Infertility is not sterility. Infertility is defined as a couple’s failure to conceive a child after one year of regular sexual intercourse without birth control. Learn much more about infertility.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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Are you thinking about getting pregnant and have many questions unanswered? Take a look at this article that will to guide you before, during and after your nine months.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

If you want to conceive, you can increase your chances by understanding the important role of the ovulation process and how it fits into your monthly menstrual cycle.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.