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  • Medications During Pregnancy
    Medication During Pregnancy
    Taking Medications During Pregnancy: What's Safe and What's Not
    Taking medications during pregnancyDuring the first three months of pregnancy, it's best to avoid all over-the-counter medications. Once you are past the first trimester, some other medications are considered safe, but always consult your doctor ...
  • Common Prenatal Medication Concerns
    Medication During Pregnancy
    Common Worries About Medication and Pregnancy
    I'm asthmatic. Can I use my inhalers during pregnancy?It's essential that you keep asthma under control in pregnancy, which means continuing to use your inhalers, since the risks from uncontrolled asthma are greater than any risk from taking asth...
  • Pregnancy
    Week 7 of Pregnancy
    You are 6 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby's lungs won't be fully developed until late in pregnancy, but the foundations are being laid down right now. ...
  • Avoiding and Treating Infections During Pregnancy
    Infections During Pregnancy
    Handling Infections During Pregnancy
    When you're pregnant, your immune system is slightly suppressed. This is necessary to stop you from rejecting the baby, who is genetically half the father's! This means that you may be slightly more susceptible to common problems such as colds, c...
  • Chickenpox and Rubella During Pregnancy
    Exposure to Rubella
    Exposure to Chickenpox or Rubella During Pregnancy
    Exposure to chickenpox or rubellaChickenpox in pregnancy can cause problems for the baby and can be severe in a pregnant woman, possibly leading to pneumonia. If you contract rubella for the first time in early pregnancy, it can cause miscarriage...
  • Preexisting Conditions and Pregnancy
    Managing Illnesses During Pregnancy
    Managing Preexisting Illnesses During Pregnancy
    Whether you have a preexisting medical condition, or acquire an illness or infection during pregnancy, always consult your doctor before taking medication or before stopping any prescribed medication.If you have a condition such as high blood pre...
  • human embryo developing its third layer
    Week 5 of Pregnancy
    You are 4 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe embryo until this stage of development has consisted of two layers of cells. Now, a third layer starts to become visible as a "bulge" between the two-this bulge can be seen in the center of this image. ...
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  • ultrasound of human fetus at 35 weeks and 1 day
    Week 36 of Pregnancy
    You are 35 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby's hair and eye color are all determined genetically and set before birth. Unfortunately, however detailed an ultrasound image is, it can only show the shape of structures and will never be able to show true color informat...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 34 weeks and 1 day
    Week 35 of Pregnancy
    You are 34 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis profile of the baby shows the tip of the nose touching the placenta. Your placenta will not be growing any more and now thins slightly. Within, the placenta continues to mature and it remains a highly efficient means of supply...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 29 weeks and 5 days
    Week 30 of Pregnancy
    You are 29 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe lip shape and groove between the nose and upper lip are particularly well shown here. If you or your partner has a prominent groove, or philtrum, above the upper lip, your baby may too, or she may inherit characteristics that a...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 12 weeks and 4 days
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayBy now the fetus's forehead is high and bulging, with visible joins in the plates of bone that comprise the skull. The eyes have migrated from the sides of the head at this stage of development. ...
  • Pregnancy
    Week 16 of Pregnancy
    You are 15 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby's skin is still transparent and there is little fat lying beneath it at this stage of the pregnancy. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 12 weeks and 4 days
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayBy now the fetus's forehead is high and bulging, with visible joins in the plates of bone that comprise the skull. The eyes have migrated from the sides of the head at this stage of development. ...
  • Pregnancy
    Week 8 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    You're probably already wondering if you're carrying a boy or a girl, but the physical signs of gender aren't apparent yet. ...
  • Signs of Pregnancy Complications
    Medical Concerns and Pregnancy Conditions
    The Scary Pregnancy Complications You Need to Look Out For
    Although the normal discomforts of pregnancy can be annoying, they are not life-threatening. However, there are other symptoms that can't be ignored and need attention immediately. The Three Big Pregnancy “Tests” The three most alarming w...
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  • Pregnancy
    Week 7 of Pregnancy
    You are 6 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby's lungs won't be fully developed until late in pregnancy, but the foundations are being laid down right now. ...