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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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

The Latest

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7 Top Questions About PCOS & Pregnancy

Yes, it’s possible to get pregnant and have a healthy baby with PCOS! Three experts break down the crucial things to know to increase your odds.

By Sarah Ellis
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Parenting

9 Facts About Childbirth With Type 1 Diabetes

If you're a woman with type 1 diabetes, having children can present challenges, but it is possible to have healthy, happy babies. Here’s what you need to know.

By Ginger Vieira
Brooke Baker
Personal Narrative

Doctors Missed Her RA Symptoms. She Found a Way to Thrive Anyway

Brooke Baker toughed out two years with undiagnosed and untreated rheumatoid arthritis pain, but when her son was diagnosed with diabetes, it was almost more than she could bear. Almost. Get ready to shed some #HappyTears.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Prevention

Gestational Diabetes: 5 Life-Saving Tips for You and Your Baby-to-Be

Untreated diabetes during pregnancy can have serious repercussions. Our doctor-approved plan will help you spot the signs and take action to stay safe.

By Mary Shomon
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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.

By Elizabeth Millard
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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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
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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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
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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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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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.

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.