Latest by Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Trying to Get Pregnant? Here’s What You Should Know

You’ve decided to add a member to your family — congratulations! Here are the basic facts you should know when you’re trying to conceive.

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What Are the Signs of Miscarriage?

If you experience any of these signs, call your doctor or midwife right away.

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What Happens During a Miscarriage

Having a miscarriage is a different experience for everyone, but understanding the process may help you cope physically and emotionally.


How Your Baby Grows During Pregnancy: Month by Month

Find out how much your baby has developed at each stage throughout pregnancy.

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Why You Should See Your Doctor Before Trying to Get Pregnant

The preconceptional health care visit gives you an opportunity to prepare for the healthiest pregnancy possible. Here’s what to expect.

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Morning Sickness: The Basics and How to Cope

Nausea and vomiting may be a common part of pregnancy, but what exactly causes this symptom and how can it be treated?

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When Is a Cesarean Section Necessary?

About one-third of pregnant women in the U.S. give birth via c-section. For what reasons is it needed?


Prenatal Care: The Basics

If you’re newly pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you’re likely curious: What exactly is involved in prenatal care?

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Just Had a Baby? Know These Postpartum Warning Signs

After you give birth, you enter a long healing process. Watch for these signs that you need medical attention during the postpartum period.

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Warning Signs During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, how do you know whether a symptom is cause for major concern or just a normal pregnancy annoyance?