Pregnancy

Get the latest news and expert tips on pregnancy and health conditions during pregnancy, fertility, nutrition tips, and other information for moms-to-be.

Can I Still be Pregnant if the Home Pregnancy Test is Negative?

There are two ways that a home urine pregnancy test can be inaccurate. Learn more about those ways in this article.

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Chronic Pain During Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Whether you had a chronic pain condition before pregnant or pregnancy itself has brought on new pain, these tips can help you manage it.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

8 Ways Ulcerative Colitis May Affect Pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy with ulcerative colitis? Here are some things you should know to better prepare.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Eating Gluten in Pregnancy Linked to Diabetes Risk in Children

Can a gluten-free diet during pregnancy reduce your child's risk of diabetes? And is it safe to cut gluten out of your diet while you are pregnant?

By Mary Shomon

Breastfeeding With a Disability: What You Need to Know

About 12 percent of American women who are of reproductive age have a disability. If you want to breastfeed your baby and you have a disability, these tips and strategies can help.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Managing Your Thyroid When You’re Postpartum

Being postpartum comes with its own host of hormone complications, and when you throw in thyroid disease you end up with a double whammy. While you’re taking care of your baby, it’s also important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself — especially your thyroid disease.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Postpartum Opioid Use for Pain Management: What You Should Know

What are your pain relief options after childbirth? Learn the options and how the opioid epidemic is affecting guidelines.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

U.S. Rates of Syphilis in Newborns Skyrocket

Reported cases of syphilis passed from mothers to their babies during pregnancy or delivery (congenital syphilis) more than doubled from 2013 to 2017.

By Diane Domina

6 Things to Know About Zika Virus During Pregnancy

Are you currently pregnant or planning to conceive? Take these precautions to help prevent getting Zika.

By Eileen Bailey

Air Pollution Reaches Babies Before Birth

Air pollution breathed in by pregnant women can travel through the bloodstream to the placenta, which nourishes the fetus via the umbilical cord.

By Diane Domina

Trusted Health Websites Don't Always Get Preeclampsia Info Right

Preeclampsia, dangerous high blood pressure in pregnancy or just after giving birth, is one of the leading causes of maternal death in the U.S.

By Diane Domina

Meet the Experts

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.