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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!
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.
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.
10 Reasons Your Period Is Late
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.
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?
How to Make Sure You Have a Boy
If you would like to get pregnant with a baby boy, here are some tips and tricks.
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.
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.
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?
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?
Ancient Chinese Gender Chart - Girl or boy?
Ancient Chinese Gender Chart Girl or boy? Legend has it that this chart was found in an ancient tomb
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Pregnant Body
As you learn to deal with morning sickness and start living your life as a pregnant mom. Page 3.
Is this really labor? Quiz
Test your knowledge of real labor versus false labor with this fun quiz.
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?
Ovulation Calculator
Calculate the date you ovulate in order to help you get pregnant.
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.
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!
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.
How Many Weeks Pregnant Are You?
Ever wonder how that magic due date number turns into a set number of weeks?
PHOTOS: Ultrasounds From Every Week of Pregnancy
These pregnancy ultrasound photos take you week by week through pregnancy, showing you babies at various stages.
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?
How to Induce Labor With Castor Oil
Castor oil is often used as a natural induction technique. Have you heard about this?
How Many Months Pregnant?
Months over weeks - how many months pregnant are you?
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.
1st Trimester Belly Gallery
Have a look at some real pregnant bellies from the first trimester.
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!
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.
What does a baby boy look like on ultrasound?
Do you want to know what baby boys look like via ultrasound?
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.
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?
Everything You Should Know About Umbilical Cord...
Start cleaning the cord with a cotton swab. How to care for your newborn baby's umbilical cord, from cutting the cord to when the cord falls off! Page 4.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
50 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
50 things you can do to help ensure a healthy 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?
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...
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.
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
This gallery is a fetal development gallery to see how your baby grows in pregnancy.
What to Do if Your Baby Is Breech
Your baby is heads up, that's called breech Now what happens?
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.
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?
The 5 Most Common Belly Concerns During Pregnancy
Carrying low can be a real pain, perhaps it's a sign of a second pregnancy or impending labor.
Track Your Pregnancy by Month
Your baby is putting the final touches on, getting ready for birth. These last months are very critical, so don't be tempted to neglect them. Page 9.
Is it twins? Quiz
Is it twins? Quiz < Back to Last Page Basics of Twins The miracle of pregnancy times two! From finding
6 Reasons to Delay Baby's First Bath
Your baby's first bath is best delayed, here's why...
What's It Like to Give Birth? Find Out With...
Sometimes it's hard to visualize what goes on during a birth. These birth videos show you exactly what goes on, inside and out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top 9 Electric Breast Pumps
A guide to buying a breast pump to help you effectively pump breast milk for your baby.
100 Most Popular Boy's Names in 2014
These are the most popular baby names for boys.
What You Need to Know About Sex During Pregnancy
Learn about sexual relations during pregnancy as each trimester brings different physical and emotional changes.
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.
How Pregnancy Impacts Your Sex Life
Everything you need to know about pregnant sex.
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.
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.
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.
Is Your Lack of Pregnancy Symptoms Normal?
Are you pregnant but don't have any of the normal pregnancy symptoms?
6 Must-Know 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.
Take a Guided Tour Through Each Trimester of...
Come walk through all three trimesters of pregnancy.
Can You Feel Pregnancy Symptoms Shortly After...
Feeling nauseated and tired? Thinking maybe you are pregnant? How soon after sex can you detect pregnancy?
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.
How to Tell if Your Contractions Are the Real...
Braxton Hicks contractions are regular contractions most women notice in pregnancy. How can you tell if you're having these and how do you know when it's really labor?
The Myth of a Vaginal Exam
What does a vaginal exam really tell you and can it really predict when you will give birth?
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
Stop Pubic Bone Pain Now
Pubic bone pain in pregnancy can be normal but painful. Here is what causes it, why and how to cope.
Ultrasound Photos from the Early Weeks of...
The early weeks of pregnancy can produce some early ultrasound photos, usually using transvaginal ultrasound.
10 Common Questions on C-Section Scars Answered
Itching can be normal as a part of the healing process after a c-section.
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.
The Meaning of the Rh Factor in Pregnancy
The Rh factor in your blood type can cause harm to your baby. What you need to know to prevent problems?
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?
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!
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.
Your Water Broke, but No Contractions Yet -...
Sometimes your water breaks before you have contractions. What happens next?
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.
When It's OK to Drink While Pregnant
Sometimes life gets the best of us and after a wild celebration involving lots of things known to be avoided in pregnancy - you get a positive pregnancy test. Just what damage have you caused?
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.
Is Dilation a Sign of Impending Birth?
You're getting towards the end of your pregnancy and you have a vaginal exam that finds you've dilated a bit. What does that mean in terms of when your baby will be born?
12 Late Pregnancy Discomforts and What to Do...
The end of pregnancy can be physically demanding. Here are some of the more common complaints.
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?
Boy or Girl Ultrasound Quiz!
This is the first question in the boy or girl ultrasound quiz. Do you know the boys from the girls?
Belly Gallery - Pictures from Pregnancy
This gallery is of the various weeks of pregnancy. Each pregnant belly represents a different week of pregnancy.
What's the Definition of an Abnormal Period?
If you have an abnormal period, you might be pregnant. Find out why.
What to Expect During Week 3 of Pregnancy
Pregnancy Week 3 - it's almost time! You've ovulated and hopefully you've conceived.
What Happens if the Cord Wraps Around the...
What does it mean to say that the cord is around the baby's neck? How does this effect the baby or the birth?
125 Unisex Baby Names
A unisex baby name is becoming a very popular style of name for babies. What names do you consider to be unisex?
When Should You Start? 7 Common Questions on...
Prenatal vitamins are something that nearly everyone has heard about. But what do prenatal vitamins do, how do they work and what happens if you don't take them?
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.
Can You Have Pregnancy Symptoms Before a Missed...
Some moms feel pregnancy symptoms even before they miss their period. Were you one of them?
Everything You Want to Know About Pregnant Sex
Don't be embarrassed to ask questions about pregnant sex - it's a good thing.
When Will I Start to Show my Pregnancy?
Wondering when your pregnant belly will show? That depends...
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?
Ultrasound Photos from the First Trimester
This is an ultrasound gallery of first trimester photos.
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.
101 Things to Do to Stress Less When Your Baby...
Most people look at the last days of pregnancy as something to suffer through - here's a way to celebrate these last days of pregnancy! Which ideas will you chose?
Hear a Heart Beat in Pregnancy
A baby's heart beat as heard by doppler.: pregnancy week by week week by week fetal development fetal heart beats bpm
10 Ultrasound Photos to Help Determine the Sex...
At week 17 you can see this baby is clearly a girl.
Ultrasound Photos from Week Six of Pregnancy
Come enjoy the view from week 6 of pregnancy in the first trimester.
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.
Ultrasound Photos from the 12th Week of Pregnancy
The 12th week of pregnancy can produce some great ultrasound photos.
How to Figure Out if Your Baby Is a Boy or Girl
Want to know the gender of your unborn baby? Find out how ultrasound and genetic testing can help you.
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.
Can Progesterone Supplements Help Prevent a...
A look at using progesterone in pregnancy to try to help prevent miscarriage. Does it work?
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.
Second Trimester Belly Gallery
Come view pregnancy photos from the second trimester. This is the belly gallery for the second trimester.
Ultrasound Photos from Week Seven of Pregnancy
Come enjoy the view from week 7 of pregnancy in the first trimester.
8 Pregnancy Tests You Should Know About
Too many pregnancy tests might confuse you, how do you know what's the best for you?
Your Essential Guide to Ovulation
Answers to common questions like when do you ovulate, how to get pregnant and more!
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?
The 5 Funniest Thoughts About Baby Kicks
What do your baby's kicks tell you about your baby's personality?
Ultrasound Photos from the 8th Week of Pregnancy
The 8th week of pregnancy can produce some early ultrasound photos.
Pregnant? 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Induce Labor
The induction of labor is a very serious matter. It should be used for the times when it is safer for the mother or baby for labor to happen now, such as maternal disease or the baby is in trouble. However, many women are tired of being pregnant and choosing inductions for social reasons. Is anyone explaining the risks of induction to women?
How to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
After pregnancy you have more options for helping to minimize and get rid of stretch marks with retinol creams and lotions.
Here's When You Can Hear Your Baby's Heartbeat...
You are probably looking forward to hearing your baby's heart beat in your prenatal appointments. How long will you have to wait?
What to Do About Frequent Peeing During Pregnancy
Frequent urination can be a sign of early pregnancy. This symptom can start in early pregnancy and continue through the third trimester.
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.
What to Expect in Week 12 of Your Pregnancy
Here at the end of the first trimester you tend to start feeling better. Your baby has grown so much in just a few weeks.
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.
How to Deal With Back Pain During Labor
Information on what causes back labor and how to deal with back labor including pelvic tilts, lunges and different positions for labor and birth.
What Are Normal hCG Levels During Pregnancy?
hCG is found in the blood and urine of pregnant women and it is what is looked for with a pregnancy test. But what should your hCG levels be in pregnancy?
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 9
Do you know what your baby looks like at 9 weeks pregnant? Page 9.
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 Weeks Pregnant
Here are pregnancy photos from the first trimester, 6 weeks pregnant in this belly gallery.
Can Pregnancy Cause a Lighter Period?
If you have a period that is lighter than usual, you might want to take a pregnancy test because...
Can the Shettles Method Help You Choose Your...
The Shettles Method of sex selection to choose a girl or boy has been around for quite awhile. The question remains, does Shettles help you choose the sex of your baby? Here are the basics of the method and the science surrounding it.
What to Do When You're 10 Weeks Pregnant
Pregnancy Calendar Week 10: You're tired but baby is growing, that makes it worth it. These tips might help you feel better.
10 Things That Happen During Your Monthly Cycle
Your period holds many keys to getting pregnant, contrary to popular belief.
Could Meconium Cause Labor Complications?
Meconium is baby's first stool. When can you see it and why is it an issue?
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 7
This is a baby in the 7th week of pregnancy. Page 7.
What You Can Expect in Week 2 of Pregnancy
At two weeks pregnant see how your baby starts from the earliest time in pregnancy.
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.
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.
Does Intelligender Really Work?
This is a home urine test that is used to predict the sex (gender) of your baby. It is done at home with urine for a lot less money than an ultrasound.
What to Expect During Week 9 of Pregnancy
Pregnancy Calendar Week 9: Your baby has developed testes or ovaries. Have you fainted? You might.
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