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    Introducing Our New Pregnancy Calendar!


    We've made it easy for you to get all the pregnancy info you need in one place. Our illustrated pregnancy calendar is a detailed guide to all the changes taking place in your baby - and in you! Each week of pregnancy includes a description of your baby's development, as well as an explanation of the changes taking place in your body.

    Check out the new pregnancy calendar here.

    Congratulations! Pregnancy is an exciting time and a great opportunity to learn about your child's growth and development. But with so much pregnancy information available in books, in magazines, and on websites, how can you hope to cover it all before giving birth?

    We've made it easy for you to get all the pregnancy info you need in one place. Our illustrated pregnancy calendar is a detailed guide to all the changes taking place in your baby - and in you! Each week of pregnancy includes a description of your baby's development, as well as an explanation of the changes taking place in your body. You'll also find important medical i ... Continue reading Introducing Our New Pregnancy Calendar!.


    Prenatal Tests


    Every parent-to-be hopes for a healthy baby, but it can be hard not to worry: What if the baby has a serious or untreatable health problem? What would I do? Would it be my fault?



    Concerns like these are completely natural. Fortunately, though, a wide array of tests for pregnant women can help to reassure them and keep them informed throughout their pregnancies.

    Every parent-to-be hopes for a healthy baby, but it can be hard not to worry: What if the baby has a serious or untreatable health problem? What would I do? Would it be my fault?

    Concerns like these are completely natural. Fortunately, though, a wide array of tests for pregnant women can help to reassure them and keep them informed throughout their pregnancies.

    Prenatal tests can help identify - and sometimes treat - health problems that could endanger both you and your unborn child. However, they do have limitations. As an expectant parent, it's important to educate yourself about these tests and to think about what you wo ... Continue reading Prenatal Tests.


    I Want a Baby! Is It Too Late?


    Your marriage is humming along, your work life is under control and now you want a baby, or possibly a second or third child. But you're over 35. What are odds of conceiving?



    There's no one answer to that question because women differ biologically, says Miriam Greene, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the New York University Medical Center in New York City. " Generally, when you reach the age of forty-two, your chances of conceiving are ten percent, " she says.

    By Sandra Blake for Your Baby Today

    Your marriage is humming along, your work life is under control and now you want a baby, or possibly a second or third child. But you're over 35. What are odds of conceiving?

    There's no one answer to that question because women differ biologically, says Miriam Greene, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the New York University Medical Center in New York City. " Generally, when you reach the age of forty-two, your chances of conceiving are ten percent, " she says.

    That's because women in their 40s and late 30s enter perimenopause, the stage that precedes men ... Continue reading I Want a Baby! Is It Too Late?.


    10 Things That Might Surprise You About Being Pregnant


    Pregnancy is a subject that generates a lot of paper. Bookstores and libraries devote not just shelves but entire aisles to it. At your first prenatal visit, your doctor will likely load you down with armfuls of pamphlets that cover every test and trimester. But despite all this information, pregnancy can take any soon-to-be parent by surprise.

    Pregnancy is a subject that generates a lot of paper. Bookstores and libraries devote not just shelves but entire aisles to it. At your first prenatal visit, your doctor will likely load you down with armfuls of pamphlets that cover every test and trimester. But despite all this information, pregnancy can take any soon-to-be parent by surprise.

    What the Doctor May Leave Out

    If your doctor hasn't mentioned the following topics during your visits, he or she isn't purposefully omitting the information. More likely, your doctor hasn't brought them up because pregnancy affects women in different ways. For example, some pr ... Continue reading 10 Things That Might Surprise You About Being Pregnant.