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  1. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Due Date? - What's next?

    Your health professional will also measure the size of your uterus and use ultrasound testing to determine your due date. For more information on planning a healthy pregnancy, see the topic Pregnancy.Source: Katz VL (2003). Prenatal care. In JR Scott et al., eds., Danforth's Obstetrics and Gynecology, 9th ed., p. 5. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. ...

  2. Interactive Tool: From Embryo to Baby in 9 Months - What's next?

    If you have any worries about your pregnancy, be sure to talk to your doctor or nurse-midwife. For more information, see the topics Pregnancy, Birth Defects Testing, and Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Period.

  3. Interactive Tool: From Embryo to Baby in 9 Months - Health Tools

    An interactive tool about an embryo's development.

  4. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Due Date? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find your due date.This interactive tool calculates your due date, an estimate of when you are likely to deliver your baby. To find your due date, the calculator takes the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP) and adds 40 weeks. If you are planning a pregnancy, you can use this calculator to plan the birth for a certain month or season. ...

  5. Interactive Tool: From Embryo to Baby in 9 Months - What should I keep in mind?

    Every baby is different. Every fetus is different. The images we show you may not be your skin color or your fetus's exact size. But they do tell you a lot about what happens over the course of a pregnancy. This tool links you to information about prenatal tests. Some of these tests are new and not available everywhere.

  6. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Due Date? - What does my due date tell me?

    The date you receive is an estimate of when you will likely have your baby based on the normal length of a full - term pregnancy. Although only about 3% to 5% of women actually deliver on their expected due date, most women deliver within 14 days of their due date.1 ...

  7. Interactive Tool: From Embryo to Baby in 9 Months - What is this tool for?

    Click here to learn how a tiny embryo grows into a baby. You'll also find links to helpful medical information. You can use this tool to discover the amazing changes that happen during a pregnancy. Get a close-up peek at the early embryo. See how much a growing fetus changes every few weeks. Read about what’s new every month.

  8. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Due Date? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Pregnancy calculator ...

  9. Pregnancy: First Prenatal Visit - Topic Overview

    Your first prenatal visit is likely to be more extensive than later prenatal checks. Your doctor will take your medical history and perform a complete physical exam. Medical history Your medical history helps your doctor plan the best possible care for your pregnancy and childbirth. It includes: Your menstrual history,including your age when menstruation started,whether your cycles are ...

  10. Birth Defects Testing - Second-Trimester Tests

    Screening tests Triple or quadruple (quad) blood tests. These tests check the amounts of three or four substances in a pregnant woman's blood. The triple screen checks the levels of alpha-fetoprotein protein (AFP),beta human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG),and a type of estrogen (estriol,or uE3). The quad screen checks those three substances,plus the level of the hormone inhibin A. ...

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