Pregnancy

Pregnancy – what should you expect? Learn everything you need to know about the first signs of pregnancy, to pregnancy trimesters and more.

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What Is Lightning Crotch?

That sudden shooting pain through your pelvis or vagina during pregnancy has a name: lightning crotch. Learn why it happens and what you can do about it.

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Why 2020 Was a Breakthrough Year for Talking About Miscarriage

Thanks to a few brave women who shared their stories in public, miscarriage was in the public eye in...


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Am I Crazy for Trying to Get Pregnant During a Pandemic?

I asked ob-gyns to weigh in on the risks of pregnancy and childbirth during the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically for...


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Racism in Healthcare: What It’s Like Giving Birth As a Black Woman

A mother of one and a lawyer in Atlanta shares how racism in healthcare nearly killed her when she went...


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This Couple Had to Delay IVF Due to Coronavirus, Putting Dreams on Hold

Here's how Covid-19 has influenced infertility treatment guidelines, causing some people to have to halt or delay in vitro...

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10 Women Share What It’s Like Being Pregnant During the Coronavirus Crisis

We asked pregnant women to share their hopes and fears related to Covid-19, and what it feels like to...


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9 New Ways We Can Now Prevent and Treat Birth Defects

One in 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Today, innovative, pioneering technologies and procedures can help save babies'...

8 Ways to Prevent Birth Defects Before and During Pregnancy

All people want to give their babies the best beginning they can, and here are some ways to help prevent...


40 Women You Didn’t Know Had a Miscarriage

These women share their heartbreaking stories of loss so others know they aren't alone.


5 Gentle Ways to Heal Emotionally After a Miscarriage

While the physical healing can be over in hours or days, the emotional wounds may run deeper. Use these psychologist-approved...


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9 Things to Never Say to a Friend Who’s Had a Miscarriage

It's easy to blurt out the wrong things, even when you mean well. These are the phrases and topics to...

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5 Gentle Ways to Heal Emotionally After a Miscarriage

While the physical healing can be over in hours or days, the emotional wounds may run deeper. Use these psychologist-approved...


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11 Silent Signs of Preeclampsia Every Woman Should Know

Learning to recognize the subtle warning signs of this serious pregnancy complication could save your baby’s life—and your own.


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9 Symptoms of Ovulation You Might Be Missing

Whether you're trying to get pregnant or not, watching for these signs of ovulation is a great way to get...


Finally, a Drug for Postpartum Depression—But There Is a Catch

The first-ever drug approved specifically for postpartum depression is here. The effects kick in much faster than traditional antidepressants, and...


This Woman Performed Her Own Cesarean Section—and Survived

With no one around but her other children, Ines Ramirez Perez did the seemingly impossible to save the life of...

This Newborn Had Moments to Live—but a Touching Gesture Changed Everything

These parents wouldn't give up on their son, born 14 weeks premature.


10 Very Early Pregnancy Symptoms You Might Miss

If you're looking for the earliest warning signs that you're expecting, these are the signs that will tell you the...


9 Pregnancy Myths Doctors Want You to Ignore (and 3 That Are Actually True)

Every pregnant woman has endured listening to someone tell her that the shape of her belly is indicative of her...


7 C-Section Myths Pregnant Women Should Know

Even though rates of Caesarean section are on the rise in America, there's still a lot of misinformation circulating about...


9 Beauty Surprises That Happen During Pregnancy

A woman's pregnancy is a wonderfully exciting time, full of changes to both one's life and body. These are the...


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14 Truths No One Tells You About Giving Birth

Don't believe everything you've heard about giving birth. Labor and delivery nurses share insider tips, stories, and advice about what...


7 Postpartum Depression Myths That Can Be Dangerous to Believe

There’s a lot of misinformation about postpartum depression (PPD) and what it means for new moms. Here’s what you need...


15 Everyday Things That May Be Harming Your Fertility

Want to make a baby? Read this first.

10 Silent Signs You Could Have Postpartum Depression

More than just "baby blues," postpartum depression is a serious condition that affects one in nine women, according to the...


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10 Things About Postpartum Depression Your Ob-Gyn Wishes You Knew

Postpartum depression can affect a new mom with symptoms like insomnia, irritability, and difficulty bonding.


10 Surprising Reasons You’re Not Getting Pregnant

Sometimes the reason you can't get pregnant isn't so obvious. Here are some reasons you may have a hard...



Hundreds of American Women Die in Childbirth Every Year—But Why?

The story of one neonatal nurse offers some clues to what’s wrong with our maternity-care system.


If You’re Pregnant, You Should Be Eating WAY Less Sugar—Here’s Why

If you're pregnant, please consider cutting back—way back—on the sugar-sweetened beverages because it can lead to health issues for your...