Health A-Z Conditions-Procedures Drugs & Supplements Interactive Tools Learning Center Pregnancy and Childbirth Learn about pregnancy and childbirth Whether you are thinking about getting pregnant or already are expecting, our topics on pregnancy and childbirth can answer your questions. You can find information ranging from how to find out your due date, to examinations and tests during each trimester, to labour and delivery, and much more. Browse our pregnancy and childbirth topics, or start with one of the following: Pregnancy Labour, Delivery, and Postpartum Period Interactive Tool: What Is Your Due Date? Interactive Tool: From Embryo to Baby in 9 M onths Health Topicsopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
Abnormal Pap Test While Pregnant Abortion: Emotional Recovery Abruptio Placenta Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Acupressure for M orning Sickness After Childbirth: Coping and Adjusting After Childbirth: Pelvic Bone Problems After Childbirth: Urination and Bowel Problems Alcohol Effects on a Fetus Alcohol or Drug Use During Pregnancy Antidepressants for Sleep Problems Antihistamines for M orning Sickness Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Pregnancy Asthma During Pregnancy Avoiding M ercury in Fish Back Pain During Pregnancy Bedrest for Preterm Labour Birth Defects Testing Blood Tests for Preeclampsia Braxton Hicks Contractions Breast Changes During Pregnancy Breast Engorgement Breast-Feeding Breast-Feeding a Sick Baby Breast-Feeding After a C-Section Breast-Feeding and Your M ilk Supply Breast-Feeding During Pregnancy Breast-Feeding M ore Than One Child Breathing Techniques for Childbirth Breech Position and Breech Birth Caesarean Section Caffeine During Pregnancy Cancer During Pregnancy Cancer Treatment and Infertilityopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
Cataracts in Children Cervical Cerclage to Prevent Preterm Delivery Cervical Effacement and Dilatation Chemical Exposure and M iscarriage Childbirth Classes Childbirth: Forceps Delivery and Vacuum Extraction Childbirth: Labouring in Water and Water Delivery Childbirth: Opioid Pain M edicines Childbirth: Perineal M assage Before Labour Childbirth: Pudendal and Paracervical Blocks Childbirth: Reasons for Cesarean Delivery Childbirth: Strep Infections During Delivery Childbirth: Vaginal Exams During Labour Continuous Support During Childbirth Contractions During Pregnancy: What to Expect Cup-Feeding Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening Depression During Pregnancy Diet, Breast-Feeding, and Colic Dilation and Curettage (D&C) for M iscarriage Draining a Breast Abscess Eclampsia (Seizures) and Preeclampsia Ectopic Pregnancy Emergency Contraception Emotional Changes During Pregnancy Environmental Illness in Children Episiotomy and Perineal Tears Exercise During Pregnancy External Cephalic Version (Version) for Breech Position Fallopian Tube Procedures for Infertility Fatigue During Pregnancy Fertility Problems Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Caring For Your Baby Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Signs That Your Child Needs to Be Evaluatedopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
Fever During Pregnancy First Trimester Screening for Birth Defects First-Trimester Exams and Tests Food Poisoning During Pregnancy Gamete and Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT and ZIFT) for Infertility Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) During Pregnancy Gestational Diabetes Gestational Diabetes: Emergency Care for Low Blood Sugar Gestational Diabetes: Fetal Heart M onitoring Gestational Diabetes: Safe Exercise Gestational Diabetes: Target Blood Sugar Levels Getting Enough Folic Acid Ginger for M orning Sickness Group B Streptococcal Infections in Newborns HELLP Syndrome and Preeclampsia High-Risk Pregnancy HIV and Pregnancy Hospital Policies and Breast-Feeding How Pregnancy (Conception) Occurs Immunizations and Pregnancy In Vitro Fertilization for Infertility Indirect Coombs Test Infertility Tests Infertility Treatment for Women With PCOS Infertility Treatment: Risks of M ultiple Pregnancy Infertility: Aging Egg Supply Infertility: Emotional and Social Concerns Infertility: Ethical and Legal Concerns Infertility: Factors That Affect Treatment Success Infertility: Problems With Fallopian Tubes Infertility: Problems With Ovulation Infertility: Problems With the Uterus and Cervix Infertility: Questions to Ask About Assisted Reproductive Technology Infertility: Questions to Ask About M edicine or Hormone Treatmentopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
Infertility: Questions to Ask About Surgery Infertility: Setting Limits on Testing Infertility: Setting Limits on Treatment Infertility: Thinking About Adoption Infertility: Using Ultrasound in ART Inflammatory Bowel Disease During Pregnancy Insemination for Infertility Insemination Procedures for Infertility Insulin Resistance Interactive Tool: From Embryo to Baby in 9 M onths Interactive Tool: What Is Your Due Date? Interactive Tool: When Are You M ost Fertile? Interactive Tools Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection for Infertility Intrauterine fetal blood transfusion for Rh disease Kangaroo Care for Premature Infants Labour, Delivery, and Postpartum Period Laparoscopic ovarian drilling (ovarian diathermy) for PCOS Leg Cramps During Pregnancy Local Anesthesia for Childbirth Low-Lying Placenta Lupus and Pregnancy Lyme Disease During Pregnancy and Nursing M assage Therapy During Pregnancy M astitis While Breast-Feeding M edical Abortion Care M edicines During Pregnancy M eningitis and Group B Streptococci M iscarriage M iscarriage: Expectant M anagement for Incomplete M iscarriage M iscarriage: Vacuum Aspiration M issed or Irregular Periods M issed Periods and Endurance Training M olar Pregnancyopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
M ultifetal Pregnancy Reduction M ultiple Pregnancy: Twins or M ore M ultiple Sclerosis: Questions About What to Expect M yomectomy NICU: Communicating With the Staff Nutrition and Weight Gain During Pregnancy Obesity and Pregnancy Obstetric Panel Passing Tissue During Pregnancy Pelvic Organ Prolapse Placenta Previa Postpartum Bleeding Postpartum Depression Postural M anagement for Breech Position Pre-Eclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Pre-Eclampsia: Checkups and M onitoring Preeclampsia: Creatinine Clearance Test Preeclampsia: Expectant M anagement Pregnancy Pregnancy After Age 35 Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery Pregnancy and Chronic High Blood Pressure Pregnancy and Epilepsy Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure: Questions for Your Doctor Pregnancy and M alaria: Reducing Your Risk Pregnancy: Avoiding Papaya Pregnancy: Belly, Pelvic, and Back Pain Pregnancy: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pregnancy: Changes in Bowel Habits Pregnancy: Changes in Feet and Ankles Pregnancy: Chemicals, Cosmetics, and Radiation Pregnancy: Choosing a Health Professional Pregnancy: Deciding Where to Deliver Pregnancy: Dropping (Lightening)open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
Pregnancy: First Prenatal Visit Pregnancy: Hair Changes Pregnancy: Hand Changes Pregnancy: Headaches and Preeclampsia Pregnancy: Hemorrhoids and Constipation Pregnancy: Hot Tub and Sauna Use Pregnancy: Kick Counts Pregnancy: Nosebleeds and Bleeding Gums Pregnancy: Pelvic and Hip Pain Pregnancy: Prenatal Exam Schedule Pregnancy: Relationship Changes Pregnancy: Stretch M arks, Itching, and Skin Changes Pregnancy: Tips for Dealing With Bed Rest Pregnancy: Vaginal Discharge and Leaking Fluid Pregnancy: Varicose Veins Pregnancy: Vegetarian Diet Pregnancy: Ways to Find Your Due Date Pregnancy: Work and School Issues Pregnancy-Related Problems Premature Infant Premature Infant: Signs of Overstimulation Premature Ovarian Failure Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy Preterm Labor Preterm Labor and Short Cervix Preterm Labour Preterm Labour: Testing for Fetal Fibronectin Preterm Premature Rupture of M embranes (pPROM ) Preventing M astitis Problems After Delivery of Your Baby Quick Tips: Healthy Pregnancy Habits Quitting Smoking and Avoiding Smoke During Pregnancy Rh Sensitization During Pregnancy Risks of M ultiple Pregnancyopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
Rubella (German M easles) Screening for Gestational Diabetes Second-Trimester Exams and Tests Sex During Pregnancy Signs That Your Baby Is Getting Enough Breast M ilk Sleep Problems During Pregnancy Sleep, Rest, and Breast-Feeding Smoking: Birth Defects and Pregnancy Problems Spina Bifida Spinal Block for Childbirth Stillbirth Storing Breast M ilk Subchorionic Hemorrhage Surgical Abortion Care Swelling During Pregnancy Symptoms of Pregnancy Third-Trimester Exams and Tests Tips for Pregnant Parents Toxoplasmosis During Pregnancy Travel During Pregnancy Treating Tuberculosis in Pregnant Women Triple or Quad Screening for Birth Defects Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Umbilical Cord Care Urinary Problems During Pregnancy Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) Vaginal Bleeding After Delivery Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy Varicocele Repair for Infertility Vasectomy Reversal (Vasovasostomy) VBAC: Labor Induction VBAC: Participation During Birth VBAC: Type of Past Incision VBAC: Uterine Scar Ruptureopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
Vitamins B6 and B12 for M orning Sickness Water Aerobics Medical Tests Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) in Blood Amniocentesis Antisperm Antibody Test Biophysical Profile (BPP) Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) Contraction Stress Test Electronic Fetal Heart M onitoring Fertility Awareness Fetal Ultrasound Folic Acid Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Home Pregnancy Tests Hormone Inhibin A Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Luteinizing Hormone Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Post-Coital Test Progesterone Rubella Test Semen Analysis Sperm Penetration Tests Toxoplasmosis Test Medications Antenatal Corticosteroids for Fetal Lung Development Antibiotics for mastitis while breast-feeding Bromocriptine M esylate or Cabergoline for Infertility Clomiphene Citrate for Infertility Gonadotropin Treatment for Infertilityopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) for Infertility Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Analogues for Infertility Hydralazine for High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Indomethacin for Slowing Preterm Labour Insulin for gestational diabetes Labetalol for High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy M agnesium Sulfate for Seizure Prevention During Pregnancy M etformin (Glucophage) for polycystic ovary syndrome M ethotrexate for Ectopic Pregnancy M ethyldopa for Chronic Hypertension During Pregnancy Nifedipine for High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Nifedipine for Preterm Labour Rh immune globulin Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Postpartum Depression Tricyclic Antidepressants for Postpartum Depression Make a Wise Decision Depression: Should I Take Antidepressants While Im Pregnant? Diabetes: Should I Get Pregnant? Fertility Problems: Should I Be Tested? Fertility Problems: Should I Have a Tubal Procedure or In Vitro Fertilization? Infertility: Should I Have Treatment? M iscarriage: Should I Have Treatment to Complete a M iscarriage? M ultiple Pregnancy: Should I Consider a M ultifetal Pregnancy Reduction? Pregnancy: Should I bank my babys umbilical cord blood? Pregnancy: Should I Have Amniocentesis? Pregnancy: Should I have an epidural during childbirth? Pregnancy: Should I Have CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling)? Pregnancy: Should I Have the M aternal Serum Triple or Quadruple Test? Pregnancy: Should I Try Vaginal Birth After a Past C-Section (VBAC)? Take Action Breast-Feeding: Planning Aheadopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
Depression: M anaging Postpartum Depression Gestational diabetes: Checking your blood sugar Gestational diabetes: Counting carbs Gestational Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar Gestational diabetes: Giving yourself insulin shots Pregnancy and diabetes: Planning for pregnancy Pregnancy: Dealing With M orning Sickness Last Revised: January 28, 2012 Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review : Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine PRINT HELP This infor mation does not r eplace the advice of a doctor . Healthwise, Incor por ated disclaims any war r anty or liability for your use of this infor mation.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
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