If you've decided that you're ready to have a baby, you want to make sure your little one arrives safe and sound. Start by making an appointment for a prepregnancy checkup. You should have this visit up to a year before you want to get pregnant, even if this isn't your first pregnancy.
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You're ready to get pregnant, and you'd love to time it just right so that your baby is born when it's best for you. If you're hoping to get pregnant around your work schedule, the seasons, or even your sister's wedding, you should know these six things:
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You're ready to get pregnant, and you want to know when you're most likely to conceive. That means figuring out when you're ovulating. First, review the basics: You can ovulate anywhere from 13 to 20 days before your period. To get pregnant, you should have sex a few days leading up to and on the d
Bringing a new person into the world is no easy task. You worry about everything. Are the foods you eat healthy enough? Is it safe to exercise? How will you juggle work and parenthood once baby arrives? Some stress during pregnancy is normal, just as it is during other times of life. But if stress b
If you're thinking about having a baby, you're probably thinking of the joy of holding your newborn in your arms -- not the financial costs. But sooner or later, you run into the expenses involved with a pregnancy. And although the experience of becoming a parent is priceless, you'll also want to ma
It’s your last month of pregnancy. You may feel worn out and more than ready for your baby to come. But if you’re tempted to shave a couple of weeks off this time, think again. Cutting your pregnancy short by even one or two weeks is not good for your baby. “For years, we thought babies born at 37
Having a baby is a little like getting married, in the sense that every pregnant woman has a vision of how her labor will unfold. You might picture yourself in a modern hospital delivery room, pain-free and supported by every medical aid available. Or you might envision a more natural scene: giving
You may wonder what symptoms during pregnancy warrant immediate medical attention and what symptoms can wait until your next prenatal visit. Always ask your health care provider at your visits about your concerns. But keep in mind some symptoms do need swift attention.
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Your baby's kicks and stretches are a daily reminder that you'll soon get to see your little one's smile. The type of birth experience you want is a very personal decision. Do you want a natural childbirth in a home-like setting? Or would you feel more comfortable with all the conveniences of modern