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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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

Does a Mother's Diabetes Increase Her Child's Risk of Autism?

Autism in children has been associated with maternal diabetes. Find out what you can do to minimize this risk during pregnancy.

By Ginger Vieira

Heart Attacks in Pregnant Women and New Moms Are on the Rise

Heart attack risk in U.S. women during pregnancy, birth, and the two-month postpartum period increased 25 percent from 2002 to 2014, say researchers at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in New York City.

By Diane Domina

Preparing for Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes

There have been many medical advances that have made pregnancy with diabetes less risky. Here’s what you need to know about planning your pregnancy.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Moms With Diabetes Have a Higher Risk of Kids With Autism

Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes increase a woman’s risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study published in JAMA.

By Diane Domina

What To Expect… When You're No Longer Expecting

You’ve had your baby — congratulations! Now what? How do I care for my baby while still caring for myself? What will happen with my RA? Will it come back with a vengeance? You take care of the baby — we’ll take care of you.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Caring for a Newborn When You Have RA: You Can Do It

Caring for a newborn is no easy feat in any situation, but when you have RA, it can be downright daunting. Moms who have RA speak candidly — and tell you it is possible.

By Cathy Kramer

6 Myths About Psoriasis and Pregnancy

Here are the top myths about psoriasis treatment during pregnancy and the facts you should know about taking psoriasis medication while pregnant.

By Sabrina Skiles

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.