The first time Stephanie Himel-Nelson got pregnant, in October 2000, it was by accident. She was in law school, and her delivery date was scheduled to fall during her bar exam. "I was really torn and conflicted about it," she recalls. It was only when she miscarried that Himel-Nelson and her husband
Leslie Glass, 33, and her husband, Heath, have three children. Garrett, age 5, was conceived without assisted reproduction. Toddler twins Bella and Madi were conceived through IVF after Leslie suffered ectopic pregnancies and doctors warned the couple not to try to get pregnant on their own again. T
You're expecting! It's an emotional and exciting time, especially if it's your first baby. You're going to notice a lot of changes in your body. Many of them are perfectly normal. And most women have healthy pregnancies. Still, there are some symptoms you'll need to pay more attention to during your
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:
You'll have much better luck if you give your
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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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
The last few weeks of pregnancy are very important for your baby’s development. “For years, we thought babies born at 37 or 38 weeks were fine,” says Scott Berns, MD, deputy medical director of the March of Dimes. But over the last 10 years, experts have learned that’s not true. “Babies born even a
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 doctor at your visits about your concerns. But keep in mind some symptoms do need swift attention.
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