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  1. Alcohol and Pregnancy: Is 'A Little Bit' Safe?

    If you're pregnant and wondering if it's OK to indulge in the occasional small glass of merlot or to sip a little champagne on New Year’s Eve, the advice you receive may be confusing. Some doctors recommend that you completely avoid alcohol when you’re expecting; others say that occasional light dri

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  2. Got Pregnancy? Get Exercise

    Now that you're expecting, a healthy exercise program should land high on your list of priorities, right next to the prenatal vitamins and full nights of sleep. Why? For starters, you'll feel more upbeat and energetic. You'll also maintain cardiovascular health, just as a non-pregnant woman would, s

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  3. Is It Safe to Use Acne Medication During Pregnancy?

    Q: My face has been breaking out like crazy since I got pregnant six months ago. What can I use to treat it? A: Breakouts during pregnancy aren't at all uncommon -- they're due to your elevated hormone levels. But while nonpregnant women can use a range of prescription drugs for acne, those who are

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  4. Does Drinking Caffeine Increase Your Risk of Miscarriage?

    Q: I am pregnant and I can’t imagine giving up coffee, but my mother says I risk miscarriage. Is that really true? A: The answer is FALSE -- with some caveats. For years, obstetricians thought that even moderate caffeine consumption increased the risk of miscarriage. In fact, one study released in e

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  5. Pregnancy-Proofing Your Beauty Regimen

    Everyone knows you shouldn't smoke or drink when you're pregnant. And if you didn't know it, the product labels tell you. It's a lot less clear, though, which beauty products may not be safe for pregnant women. "Any material placed on the skin has the potential to be absorbed into the bloodstream an

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  6. 8 Ways to Boost Your Fertility

    If you're like most couples who are trying to conceive, you want to get pregnant sooner rather than later. Having intercourse as close as possible to ovulation definitely helps. But fertility experts say there are other ways couples can boost their fertility. A few simple measures may make the next

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  7. 7 Tips for Getting Pregnant Faster

    You are ready to get pregnant . Now . Once you are ready to start a family, waiting is the last thing you want to do. Although Mother Nature has a hand in the timing, there are some things you can do -- or not do -- to help increase your chances of getting pregnant ASAP. Read on for seven expert-app

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  8. Will I Ever Get My Pre-Pregnancy Body Back?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our November-December 2011 issue, we gave Sarah McMoyler, RN, a question about getting back in shape after having a baby. Q: I was in good shape before I got pregnant. How will I ev

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  9. Getting Pregnant: Easy Ways to Encourage Fertility

    For some couples, getting pregnant is quick and easy. For others, things are not as easy. Sometimes, problems are linked to such specific physiological issues as blocked fallopian tubes in the woman or low to no sperm count in the man -- problems that can be addressed by a fertility specialist and s

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  10. Foods to Avoid When You're Pregnant

    When you’re expecting, what you eat and drink influences your child’s health, possibly forever. Everyday foods and beverages take on new meaning, as some may present a danger to your developing baby. Whole and lightly processed foods, such as whole grains, lean meats, fruits and vegetables, legumes,

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