Pregnancy & Birth

Get pregnancy information you can trust. We'll help you track your pregnancy week-by-week, including how big your baby is today and how your pregnant body is changing. Consult our due date calculator to learn when your baby will arrive. We'll also help you have a healthy, happy pregnancy with our pregnancy-safe workouts and meal plans. You'll learn how to write a birth plan, and we'll tell you what to expect when it comes time to give birth.

How the Pandemic Is Changing the Conversation Around Home Birth

With more pregnant people considering giving birth at home or alternative locations like birthing centers in the face of COVID-19, there's more reason than ever to take a hard look at home birth in America.
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'My Birth Plan Had to Change Because of COVID-19, But This Is What Moms Need to Know'

Wendy Friedman was about 37 weeks pregnant with her second son when the coronavirus pandemic changed everything—including her hospital’s policy for allowing her doula to be present during her delivery.
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This Is How Much it Costs to Have a Home Birth in America

The COVID-19 pandemic has many pregnant people looking into giving birth at home. But what one would think would be less expensive actually turns out to being significantly more for many. Here's what you need to know.
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How Virtual Support Groups Helped Me Through an Isolating Miscarriage

I experienced a miscarriage during the COVID-19 pandemic. No loss is ever easy, but I've never felt as isolated as I did when I miscarried while social distancing from friends and family. Despite everything, I found solace through virtual connections.
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Yes, You Can DIY At-Home Maternity Photos—With These Tips From a Photographer

The COVID-19 crisis may have changed your plans for a picture-perfect pregnancy or newborn photo session, but you can still capture special moments in your life while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Here's how to DIY your dream photo shoot.
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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Permanently Change Childbirth in America for the Better

COVID-19 is changing the American health care system for better or worse. Here, experts in maternal health care and childbirth break down what parts of pregnancy and delivery they expect to see permanently impacted by the pandemic we are currently facing. 
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More Pregnancy & Birth

How Big Is My Baby This Week? Here's Your Baby Fruit Size Chart

We're not sure why it's so fun comparing your fetus to fruit, but it really is. From poppy seed to watermelon, get a sense of your baby's approximate length and weight starting week 1 with these baby growth averages and fruit-size comparisons.
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The Hidden Heartbreak of Having a Miscarriage after Healthy Pregnancies

Suffering a miscarriage after already having three kids came as a shock and I had a difficult time moving forward. But after finding a support group, I realized I wasn't alone in any of my feelings.