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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6 Essential Oils to Try If You Have Morning Sickness

Essential oils and aromatherapy are growing in popularity for all sorts of conditions and ailments, so it's no surprise many pregnant women are turning essential oils for morning sickness, but what really works? We caught up with experts to help us figure out which oils and scents can impact pregnancy in a positive way.

This Is What Getting Your Tonsils—or Appendix—out Does to Your Fertility

Believe it or not, these surgeries may raise your fertility down the road, says science.


8 Secrets No One Tells You About Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

These are the little things that every new mom realizes, but no one really talks about.


If You Drink This Type of Water During Pregnancy, Your Child’s IQ Could Suffer

Most Americans are regularly exposed to this chemical on a daily basis.


Yes, Human Breast Milk Could Be the Next Big Superfood—Here’s Why

We're all in favor of breastfeeding—for babies. Now a food tech start-up is betting on it being good for adults...

This Popular Men’s Fashion Trend Could Be Behind Lower Sperm Counts

Sperm counts have dropped — could your favorite jeans be to blame?


The Science Behind All Those Bizarre Pregnancy Cravings

Pickles, peanut butter, and even paper. Your taste buds can get pretty strange during pregnancy. Here are some of...



This Pregnant Surgeon Didn’t Know She Had a Life-Threatening Condition Until It Was Almost Too...

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affects approximately 900,000 people annually, but the symptoms of these blood clots can be stealthy. Even...


Everything You Need to Know About Freezing Your Eggs

Even if you know you want to have kids someday, that doesn't mean now is the right time. Egg freezing...


9 Myths New Moms Should Stop Believing ASAP

On top of the normal physical challenges of having a baby, new moms often believe myths that only add undue...


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Ditch Your Biological Clock—Science Says Older Moms Are Better Parents

Promising findings for women who had their kids at 35 and older.


Is It Morning Sickness or Hyperemesis Gravidarum? 8 Signs to Watch For

Some 70 to 80 percent of pregnant women have morning sickness during their first trimester, but some 5 percent get...

11 Surprising Facts About Fertility That Ob-Gyns Wish You Knew

Ob-gyns reveal important things you should know if you want to get pregnant.


This Is Your Brain on Ovulation

Think ovulation time is just another day or two of the month? You'd be surprised how much more is going...


7 Thoughts Every Woman Has When the Pregnancy Test Is Finally Positive

As a woman hoping to conceive, you might dreamily imagine that you'll see the pregnancy test turn positive and instantly...


8 Silent Signs of Gestational Diabetes

It’s easy to write them off as common pregnancy complaints, but these key symptoms could suggest gestational diabetes.


8 Miscarriage Myths It Can Be Harmful to Believe

Miscarriage is a much more common and complicated event than many people understand. It isn't a result of stress, exercise,...



7 Silent Signs of Infertility Every Couple Should Know

Your cramps, his orgasms and zits(!) are surprisingly common early signs of infertility


8 Infertility Myths You Can Stop Worrying About

No, nerves are not keeping you from getting pregnant, yes your man can wear briefs, and others baby-making falsehoods we...

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Flooded In, and In Labor

Cindy Banker's mother went into labor with her during a bad snowstorm in Alaska 29 years ago. Who knew what...


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Twin Miracle: Hugged Back to Life

Kate Ogg, 29, was anxious as she waited in her Brisbane obstetrician’s office. Her twins, conceived via in vitro fertilization,


10 Things Never to Say to a Pregnant Woman

Sure, we’ve gotten used to people staring at me as if I’m a zoo exhibit when I waddle down the...


10 Snacks to Eat When You’re Expecting

Here are healthy snacks to eat while you're pregnant to keep you and your baby strong.


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4 Chores You Should Avoid When You’re Pregnant

While your nesting instincts may kick into high gear during pregnancy, some household chores are not safe for expecting mothers.


Pregnancy and Sleep Problems

Tired of tossing and turning at night? Here are some great tips to help you cope with pregnancy insomnia.