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Pregnancy & Fertility

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.

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Tests

Home Pregnancy Test Is Negative—Could I Still Be Pregnant?

False negatives (and false positives) can happen when you test for pregnancy at home. But why? Here’s what you need to know.

The Latest

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Risk Factors

Maternal Diabetes Raises Autism Risk

Mothers with diabetes have an increased risk of having a child with autism. Find out how you can reduce the risk by aggressively managing your blood sugar.

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Risk Factors

Gestational Diabetes Can Cause Heart Defects

If you devlop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, it's vital that you keep blood sugar levels in check to prevent serious heart conditions in your child.

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Risk Factors

9 Common Questions About Preterm Labor and Birth

Learn how planning and regular prenatal care can help lower the risk of preterm labor.

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Relationships

Sex During Pregnancy: What to Expect

Is it safe to have sex while pregnant? What changes may occur? Get the answers here.

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Personal Narrative

Pregnant at 40: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Tracy didn’t plan to get pregnant at 40 years old. But now, 15 years later, she wouldn’t change a thing.

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Liver

15 Facts You Need to Know About Hepatitis C and Pregnancy

Thinking of becoming pregnant but have the Hepatitis C virus (also known as HCV)? Not sure if you have it but maybe you do? Separate fact from fiction and learn what you should know.

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Complications

What You Need to Know About RA and Pregnancy

Can you take your medication while pregnant? Will you pass RA to your baby? Will your condition get worse during pregnancy? Read on to learn the answers.

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Complications

This Simple Test Could Diagnose Preeclampsia in Minutes

In a study, researchers say they’ve developed a simple urine test to quickly diagnose preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication.

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Risk Factors

When Dad Smokes During Pregnancy, Heart Defects Are a Bigger Risk

Secondhand smoke from fathers-to-be raises a baby’s risk of congenital heart defects by up to 124 percent, even more than when mom smokes during pregnancy.

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Prevention

Trying to Get Pregnant? Why Iodine Can Help

Iodine is essential for a healthy pregnancy. Find out how much you need and if you're getting enough.

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.