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Pregnancy & Childbirth: Most Popular Articles

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Am I Pregnant? Quiz
Trying to figure out if you're pregnant or not? Run your symptoms through our Am I Pregnant quiz and find out!
Pregnancy Due Date Calculator
Calculate what week of pregnancy you are in with this handy pregnancy due date calculator. It will give you the major milestones of your pregnancy by actual date.
Boy or Girl Quiz
Test your pregnancy symptoms to see if you're having a boy or a girl based on the old wives tales.
Finding Out the Sex of Your Baby
If you're preparing for your own ultrasound to tell if you're having a girl or boy, this quick guide will help you distinguish the girls from the boys.
25 Signs You Might Be Pregnant
Here are 25 signs of pregnancy from possible to positive. Do your symptoms mean that you need to take a pregnancy test?
Find Out the Sex of Your Baby at 1st Ultrasound
There is some research out there trying to determine the sex of your baby as early as six week pregnancy based on the location of the placenta in pregnancy. Would you try it?
10 Reasons You Missed Your Period
If your period is late or delayed, you might wonder what is wrong. While pregnancy is something that is often suspected, it is not the only reason your period may be delayed.
Is this really labor? Quiz
Test your knowledge of real labor versus false labor with this fun quiz.
Try This Fun Baby Shower Game
The rice baby shower game is a traditional game that is fun for all ages. It sounds easy, but it's actually quite difficult!
Fetal Heart Rate in Pregnancy Predicting the...
There is an old wives tale that says that the heart beat of your baby can tell you if you're having a boy or a girl. How accurate is that?
Watching Your Baby Boy Develop Through Ultrasound
Ultrasound can be used to determine if your baby is a boy or a girl in pregnancy. Here are the photos of a 23 week old baby boy.
How to Make Sure You Have a Boy
Having a baby boy is something that is important to some parents. Here are some tips and tricks if you would like to become pregnant with a boy.
Week by Week Pregnancy Calendar
There are a ton of pregnancy calendars out there, but none as comprehensive as this one - using ultrasounds and real life stories, you'll walk week by week through a pregnancy. There are also special sections each week for dads and twins.
Here's What to Do if You Think Your Water Broke
Trying to figure out if your bag of water is broken can be tricky, but these simple steps will help you determine if it's your amniotic fluid leaking or something else.
Everything You Should Know About Umbilical Cord...
Steps to cut the cord. How to care for a newborn's umbilical cord, from cutting the cord to when the cord falls off!
10 of the Most Common Early Pregnancy Symptoms
What are the most common pregnancy symptoms? When you think you're pregnant you want to know now, but how can you do that?
The Top 100 Baby Names for Twins
Are you looking for baby names for your twins? These were the most popular sets of names for twins.
8 Ways to Tell if You're Having a Girl or a Boy
Will you find out if you're having a girl or boy this pregnancy? How will you find out?
5 Ways to Hear Your Baby's Heartbeat During...
Hearing your baby's heart beat for the first time is an amazing feeling. Here are the different ways that your midwife or doctor might listen to your baby's heart beat in your prenatal care visits.
How Many Weeks Pregnant Are You?
Ever wonder how that magic due date number turns into a set number of weeks?
Does Your Fetus Have a Normal Heart Rate?
What is a normal fetal heart rate? Does your stage of pregnancy change the baby's heart rate?
How to Determine Your Baby's Gender
Are you interested in comparing the photos of boy and girl ultrasound photos? These ultrasound picture were taken at various stages in pregnancy.
Girl or Boy: What does the Ancient Chinese...
The Ancient Chinese Gender Calendar is designed to tell you the sex of your baby based on your age at conception and a magical formula.
Every Single Way to Estimate Your Due Date
Your pregnancy due date is a big deal. The idea of knowing the basic time of when your baby is supposed to arrive is fun and exciting. But how do you calculate a due date? Here is a calculator and more information on when your baby will be born.
Can You Really Change Your Odds of Having a Boy...
Girl or boy? How do you use gender selection to choose the sex of your baby? Here are tips to consider before pregnancy when it comes to sex selection using amazing technologies like Microsort, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), Shettles Method and more...
Take this Quiz: Is Your Baby a Girl or a Boy?
Here's a collection of the Old Wives Tales that predict boy or girl in pregnancy based on various tales. Is there power in numbers? Find out what points to a girl and what points to a boy with this fun quiz.
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Pregnant Body
The first month of pregnancy is always a little bit crazy. Congratulations may be in order but sometimes your brain doesn't follow.
How Many Months Pregnant?
Months over weeks - how many months pregnant are you?
How Early Can You Tell if It's a Boy or Girl?
Anxious to find out if you're having a girl or boy? Here's the scoop on how soon you can find out what you're having.
Ovulation Calculator
Calculate the date you ovulate in order to help you get pregnant.
Are You Pregnant? Here's How to Tell
When you're having unknown symptoms, and you want to know if they spell out that there is a new baby on the way, it can drive you crazy. This simple quiz can help you answer the question of Am I Pregnant? By looking at the probability of a pregnancy based on your pregnancy symptoms.
What does a baby boy look like on ultrasound?
Do you want to know what baby boys look like via ultrasound?
6 Reasons to Delay Baby's First Bath
Your baby's first bath is best delayed, here's why...
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos
This gallery is a fetal development gallery to see how your baby grows in pregnancy.
PHOTOS: Ultrasounds From Every Week of Pregnancy
These pregnancy ultrasound photos take you week by week through pregnancy, showing you babies at various stages.
When it's Time to Stop Breastfeeding: Drying Up
No matter why you want to stop producing milk or at what point after the baby's birth, there is a right way and a way that might be more painful. Here are the basics of stopping the supply of breastmilk.
What does a baby girl look like on ultrasound?
What does a baby girl look like on ultrasound? We'll explore the weeks of gestation by viewing ultrasound images from various stages of pregnancy to see what a baby girl ultrasound looks like. Come compare your ultrasound photos!
Birth Pictures from All Types of Labor and...
Birth pictures are one way to see what labor and delivery will be like when it is your turn. Here are some birth pictures for you to look through and enjoy!
How You Get Pregnant With Twins
The miracle of pregnancy times two! From finding out you're having twins to other common questions about being pregnant with one or more baby - we've got answers.
How to Guarantee You Have a Girl
Here are some of the old wives tales and newer technologic advances that can help you get pregnant with the baby girl of your dreams.
Girl or Boy: The Ring Test
The ring test uses your wedding ring to predict if you're having a baby girl or boy based on this old wives tale.
Be Prepared for Your First Trimester of Pregnancy
The first trimester is the beginning of pregnancy. You will learn about pregnancy tests, pregnancy symptoms, signs of pregnancy, morning sickness and prenatal care as your start your pregnancy off with a healthy beginning.
Are You Having a Boy or a Girl? Fun Ways to...
Are you wondering how soon you can find out if you're pregnant with a boy or girl? Here are various ways to find out depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy.
10 Ultrasound Photos to Help Determine the Sex...
At week 17 you can see this baby is clearly a girl.
8 Things That Hurt Worse Than Childbirth
You've heard that labor hurts, right? Here's what some moms say hurts more than giving birth. Do you agree?
Track Your Pregnancy by Month
Here is a quick tour of pregnancy month by month, looking at fetal development as your baby grows through ultrasound pictures and text describing the details. Watch your baby grow from conception to birth.
When Can You Have Sex After a C-Section?
Lots of women want to know if they can have sex after a cesarean sooner than a mom who has had a vaginal birth, the short answer is no.
7 Things to Know Before You See a Fertility...
These seven steps will help you know when it's time to seek help with your fertility and may even help you get pregnant faster.
How to Induce Labor With Castor Oil
Castor oil is often used as a natural induction technique. Have you heard about this?
This Calculator Knows When You Got Pregnant
Do you need to figure out when you got pregnant? Use your due date to calculate your conception window.
1st Trimester Belly Gallery
Have a look at some real pregnant bellies from the first trimester.
50 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
50 things you can do to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Calculate When Your Baby Will Be Born
How to help you figure out your due date and what that really means in terms of your baby being born and picking their birthday.
100 Most Popular Boy's Names in 2014
These are the most popular baby names for boys for 2013.
The 5 Most Common Belly Concerns During Pregnancy
At some point in pregnancy, you are likely to worry about your pregnant belly and how it looks. Is it too big? Too low? Too wide? Here is why you have no need for concern!
Test Your Ultrasound Knowledge: Is the Baby a...
Test your skill at reading ultrasound photos. Are these babies girls or boys? Will your baby be a girl or a boy? Compare your photos here.
What Doctors Look for When Examining the Placenta
A look at what you can tell about a placenta from the exam done after the birth.
Pick the Perfect Baby Name With This A-to-Z List
If you're looking for a lot of baby names, here's the baby namer. You'll find all sorts of names for a girl or boy, from A - Z.
You're Pregnant! Now What?
You're pregnant. The instructions on the pregnancy test don't go much further. Here's some advice on getting through the next few weeks and developing a healthy pregnancy from the start.
4 Ways Your Breasts Change During Pregnancy
One of the first signs of pregnancy can be changes in the breasts. What exactly does it mean and how does it feel?
5 Reasons You Can't Hear Your Baby's Heartbeat
Towards the end of the first trimester, you should be able to hear most babies' heart beats with a doppler. Here are some reasons why you may not hear your baby's heart beat then.
Embryo in the 8th Week of Pregnancy
Ever wonder what your baby looks like in the 8th week of pregnancy? Here's what an embryo looks like... Page 8.
6 Steps to Playing the Baby Shower Diaper Game
The baby shower diaper game is good for a laugh and is always a hit, particularly at co-ed baby showers. Have you tried this game?
10 Common Questions on C-Section Scars Answered
If you've had a cesarean, you've got a scar to care for after the birth. Here's the scoop on healing and minimizing the looks.
Is it twins? Quiz
Is it twins? Quiz < Back to Last Page Basics of Twins The miracle of pregnancy times two! From finding
Feeling Your Baby Move in Pregnancy
When you're first pregnant, you can't wait to feel your baby move. Do you know what or when to expect it?
Your Water Broke, but No Contractions Yet -...
Sometimes your water breaks before you have contractions. What happens next?
5 Things to Do Before Your First Trimester is...
Don't let your pregnancy fly by and realize that you've wasted time - get your pregnancy kick started with these five tips.
5 Common Early Signs of Pregnancy
Did you know that there are over 20 early signs of pregnancy? Though not every mother gets every sign. Which do you have?
6 Iron-Rich Foods You Should Be Eating During...
Tired? Dizzy? You may be anemic in pregnancy. Find out how your diet can help you avoid anemia by adding iron rich foods.
When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?
Am I pregnant? It's a legitimate question for many women and one that gets asked frequent. From the first symptom to the pregnancy test - how do you know if you are expecting?
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 7
This is a baby in the 7th week of pregnancy. Page 7.
What You Can Expect During Week 5 of Pregnancy
In week five you've probably figured out that you're pregnant. Come see how fast your baby is already growing.
Could I Be Pregnant?
If you're wondering whether or not you're pregnant, here are some signs and symptoms to watch for in your body.
Surviving Pregnancy with a Toddler
Congratulations on expecting another baby! But how do you manage the strain of pregnancy when you are trying to chase a toddler?
The Essential Guide to Cramping in Early...
Pain in early pregnancy can cause you to worry. When is cramping a problem and when should you call your doctor or midwife?
What’s Happening to Your Body in the...
The first trimester is just the beginning of pregnancy. There are so many changes happening to your body and your baby. Through ultrasound photos and pictures of pregnant women, see how the first trimester will change your life and begin your pregnancy.
What do you call this many babies?
Interested in finding out what you call different number of babies born at the same time?
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 9
Do you know what your baby looks like at 9 weeks pregnant? Page 9.
What You Need to Know About Sex During Pregnancy
Learn about sexual relations during pregnancy as each trimester brings different physical and emotional changes.
5 Signs You're Ovulating
When you're trying to conceive you want to do anything you can to increase the chances of getting pregnant. Here are some quick and easy ways to help you achieve pregnancy.
6 Ways to Tell You're in Labor
There are some common signs of labor that might indicate that your baby is about to be born. Do you know what to look for when it's time?
Dad Knows Best: A Baby Shower Game
Here's a spin on the newlywed game - for dads and baby showers. You ask the question and hilarity ensues.
What Changes Can You Expect During Week 6 of...
Week 6 of pregnancy probably has you feeling the weight of pregnancy, or at least some of the nastier symptoms. Here's a look at how to feel better and enjoy your pregnancy.
10 Things You’ll See at Your 20 Week...
Many women will have a midpregnancy ultrasound known as a Level II ultrasound to check for fetal anomalies.
Hottest 1000 Baby Girl Names
Looking for a popular name for your baby girl? Here is what the birth certificate data for 2014 revealed was popular.
What You Should Know About Your Baby's Position...
Every baby lays in the pelvis a certain way. This will tell you a bit about labor, birth and how to help ease pain and speed labor.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 10
Do you know how big your baby is at 10 weeks pregnant? Page 10.
What to Expect During Week Four of Pregnancy
Your baby is really small at week four of pregnancy, but you are sure feeling the effects already in pregnancy symptoms.
What to Expect in Your 1st Week of Pregnancy
While you're not technically pregnant yet, here's what you need to know about this week before it's too late.
7 Mistakes to Avoid While in the Delivery Room
You're often told things you can do in the delivery room when your baby is being born or when you are assisting someone. Here are the things you shouldn't do!
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 6
At 6 weeks into pregnancy, your baby is called an embryo. Here's what baby looks like... Page 6.
6 Can't-Miss Signs of Premature Labor
Premature labor can lead a lot of problems for you and your baby. Knowing the signs and symptoms can help you prevent preterm labor.
These Small Bumps May Be a Sign of Pregnancy
Montgomery's Tubercules are a possible sign of pregnancy. This is common pregnancy symptom and sign of pregnancy.
Save Money on Pregnancy Tests With These Tips
Pregnancy tests can be really expensive. But do you need really need expensive and fancy pregnancy tests?
How Is Pitocin Used to Induce Labor?
If you need to have your labor started before it starts on its own, many doctors will use Pitocin.
The Myth of a Vaginal Exam
What does a vaginal exam really tell you and can it really predict when you will give birth?
Do I Have to Use First Morning Urine for a...
Need help taking a pregnancy test? Not sure when you can safely pee on a stick and get the right result?
How to Use Ovulation to Decide the Sex of Your...
Can you use ovulation to help decide if you're going to have a girl or a boy?
4 Reasons You Should Take That Pregnancy Test
A look at why you might consider taking a pregnancy test, even if you aren't trying to get pregnant.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 11
What does your baby look like at 11 weeks into pregnancy? Page 11.
Foley Catheter Labor Induction Explained
A Foley Catheter is commonly used to remove urine form the bladder. However, it is also used as a non-drug induction of labor.
6 Ways to Turn a Breech Baby
About 3% of babies are still heads up at the end of pregnancy. Here's what to do rather than panic about it.
20 Week Girl Ultrasound
What does a baby girl look like on ultrasound? In the Girl Ultrasound Gallery, we'll explore the weeks of gestation by viewing ultrasound images from various stages of pregnancy to see what a baby girl ultrasound looks like. Come compare your ultrasound photos! Page 11.
Is This Real or False Labor? This Quick Quiz...
Trying to figure out if you are in the early stages of labor, or the real thing can be confusing. Some women experience something often called false labor, meaning that it is unlikely that you will be having the baby rapidly. What are the signs of labor? When should I go to the hospital? Here are the most common false labor questions - answered.
Top 1,000 Baby Boy Names
Looking for popular names for you baby boy? Here is what was popular in 2014.
How Early Can You Get Accurate Pregnancy Test...
How early is too early for a pregnancy test? When can you be confident in the results? The answers might surprise you.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 12
This baby is from the 12th week of pregnancy. Page 12.
What You Can Expect During Week 7 of Pregnancy
Pregnancy Calendar Week 7 sees your baby growing a lot. How are you feeling in early pregnancy?
How to Tell if Your Contractions Are the Real...
During pregnancy many women have practice contractions. These Braxton Hicks Contractions can often feel very real. Here's how to tell the difference.
6 Things You Can Do to Speed Up Delivery When...
Labor can be a slow process. When is it a stalled labor and what can you do about it?
25 Early Pregnancy Symptoms You Might Miss
Are you trying to get pregnant? Trying to figure out if you're pregnant or not can be a big deal. I know that my first sign of pregnancy is different than
The 12 Most Annoying Late Pregnancy Discomforts
The end of pregnancy can be physically demanding. Here are some of the more common complaints.
Pitocin vs. Oxytocin: 5 Ways They Differ
We often talk about the differences in a spontaneous or natural labor versus that of an induced labor, but why is this so? The differences lie in the artificial hormone Pitocin and how it differs from oxytocin.
How Pregnancy Impacts Your Sex Life
Everything you need to know about pregnant sex.
5 Healthy and Delicious Snacks to Keep Around...
Pregnant women need healthy snacks to meet the caloric needs of their changing bodies in pregnancy. Here are some great snacks for everyone to enjoy during any stage of pregnancy.
Can being hit in the stomach cause a miscarriage?
Falling, being in a car wreck, or even acts of domestic or intimate partner violence can be worrisome. Sometimes it may even cause risk to your pregnancy.
When Will I Start to Show my Pregnancy?
Wondering when your pregnant belly will show? That depends...
Shaving Your Pubic Hair for Labor: Yes or No?
Should you shave your pubic hair before birth? Science says it's not necessary and may be harmful, some moms still want to do it.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 5
It's hard to tell you're pregnant, but at week five your baby is already rapidly changing. Page 5.
The Twin Placenta
Having twins leads to unique situations with the placenta and fetal membranes. Here is a look at some of the potential combinations.
Belly Gallery - Pictures from Pregnancy
This gallery is of the various weeks of pregnancy. Each pregnant belly represents a different week of pregnancy.
17 Week Boy Ultrasound
Here is a baby boy from week 17 of pregnancy. Page 6.
Baby Boy at 18 Weeks
18 Week Boy Ultrasound - 4th Baby: Mom's first baby boy after three girls! Page 7.
The Conception Quiz
Test your knowledge of conception and getting pregnant with this fun quiz.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 13
This is a baby in the 13th week of pregnancy. Page 13.
16 Week Girl Ultrasound
What does a baby girl look like on ultrasound? In the Girl Ultrasound Gallery, we'll explore the weeks of gestation by viewing ultrasound images from various stages of pregnancy to see what a baby girl ultrasound looks like. Come compare your ultrasound photos! Page 2.
What to Expect During Week 8 of Pregnancy
There is a lot going on with your baby in week 8, including your first prenatal visit. Spontaneous movement begins!
Learn How Pregnancy Changes Your Belly Button
The belly button of a pregnant woman is such an unusual site. Learn about changes and find the answers to questions like keeping a belly button ring during pregnancy and being touched in the abdomen by strangers.
Ultrasound at 22 Weeks - Girl
22 Week Baby Girl Ultrasound. Pregnancy & Childbirth. Page 16.
A Guide to Removing Cesarean Staples After Birth
A look at the types of incision repair after a cesarean or c-section.
Baby Girl at 20 Weeks
This mom is expecting her third baby, first girl, at 40! Page 10.
Halloween Baby Shower Theme
A look at a fun way to celebrate baby and Halloween at the same time.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 4
This is an embryo in the 4th week of pregnancy. Page 4.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 14
This is a baby from the 14th week of pregnancy. Page 14.
19 Week Girl Ultrasound
What does a baby girl look like on ultrasound? In the Girl Ultrasound Gallery, we'll explore the weeks of gestation by viewing ultrasound images from various stages of pregnancy to see what a baby girl ultrasound looks like. Come compare your ultrasound photos! Page 9.
Take a Guided Tour Through Each Trimester of...
Come walk through all three trimesters of pregnancy.
How to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
Knowing what stretch marks are and how you get them can help you understand how to get rid of stretch marks.
How to Tell When You're Really in Labor
How will you know if it's really labor? Learn to tell the difference between true labor and false labor contractions.
Can You Have Pregnancy Symptoms Before a Missed...
Some moms feel pregnancy symptoms even before they miss their period. Were you one of them?
What's the Definition of an Abnormal Period?
If you have an abnormal period, you might be pregnant. Find out why.
5 Strange Pregnancy Symptoms
You probably expected certain bodily changes in pregnancy. Here are the ones that catch most people by surprise!
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 15
This is a baby from the 15th week of pregnancy. Page 15.
Can Progesterone Supplements Help Prevent a...
A look at using progesterone in pregnancy to try to help prevent miscarriage. Does it work?
17 Week Girl Ultrasound
What does a baby girl look like on ultrasound? In the Girl Ultrasound Gallery, we'll explore the weeks of gestation by viewing ultrasound images from various stages of pregnancy to see what a baby girl ultrasound looks like. Come compare your ultrasound photos! Page 6.
Quiz: Could You Be Pregnant?
Could I be pregnant? It's a question you might ask yourself if you ever have symptoms that might indicate you are experiencing something differently than what you expected.
8 Things to Increase Your Chances of Having Twins
If you wanted to increase your chance of having twins - how would you do it? Here are some things you should know.
6 Unexpected Places to Find Stretch Marks in...
So, you know that stretch marks are a possibility in pregnancy. But here are some places that might shock you!
13 Week Boy Ultrasound
What does a baby boy look like on ultrasound? In the Boy Ultrasound Gallery, we'll explore the weeks of gestation by viewing ultrasound images from various stages of pregnancy to see what a baby boy ultrasound looks like. Come compare your ultrasound photos! Page 2.
9 Creative Ways to Reveal the Sex of Your Baby
Looking for a fun way to announce whether you're having a boy or girl? Here are a few ways to keep the suspense going with a big thrill at the end.

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