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Which Shots Do You Need When You’re Pregnant?

Certain vaccines will protect you and your baby during your pregnancy and afterward. Learn which ones to get and when.

By Sophie Ramsey

Genital Herpes in Pregnancy: What You Should Know

With the proper precautions, you can have a healthy pregnancy with herpes.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What Is Umbilical Cord Blood Banking?

Curious about whether you should donate or store your cord blood? Here’s what you need to know to make a decision.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Postpartum Anxiety: I Became an Angry Mommy Monster

When Ginger found herself angry, stressed, and paranoid after the birth of her second daughter, she knew: Something wasn’t right.

By Ginger Vieira

How Your Baby Grows During Pregnancy: Month by Month

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

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

The Best Way to Calculate Your Due Date

There are many ways to calculate your pregnancy due date, but what works the best?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.