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.

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    13 Signs You May Be Pregnant

    What are the earliest signs of pregnancy? Although many of these factors occur at the end of your cycle, they're also pregnancy symptoms. Feeling crampy or exhausted? These and other pregnancy signs could mean you're pregnant -- even before your missed period!

    A Week of Delicious Pregnancy Meals and Snacks

    Eating healthy when you're pregnant can be hard: You have crazy cravings and an even crazier schedule. But eating right is important for your growing baby, so check out these nutritious, dietician-approved meals. There's even fro-yo!

    Quiz: Will You Have Twins?

    Twins are on TV, in celeb magazines, at the playground--just about everywhere we look, and for good reason. There are several factors that increase your odds of conceiving twins, including your family history, weight, height, and even your dietary preferences. Take our quiz to help determine your odds of seeing double.

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    Sperm Meets Egg: Weeks 1 to 3 of Pregnancy

    Something magical is about to happen! Watch as the ovulation process occurs, and then millions of sperm swim upstream on a quest to fertilize an egg.

    Miscarriage: Causes, Signs, and What to Expect

    Learn why miscarriage happens, its warning signs, and what to do once it occurs.

    Bleeding During Pregnancy: What's Normal, What's Not

    When you're expecting a baby, any kind of bleeding or spotting is unnerving. Learn the causes of bleeding during pregnancy, and what you should do it if happens to you.

    Wow! This Video of a Baby in Its Amniotic Sac Is a Must-Watch

    The video captures a rare case of a baby born with its amniotic sac still intact.

    These Drawings of Your Boobs' Life Cycle Are Funny 'Cause They're True

    This mom blogger depicts each stage of a breast's life, from perky to saggy, in hilarious illustrations.

    Boy or Girl: How Genetics Determine Your Baby's Gender

    The process by which your baby becomes a boy or a girl, according to what's written in his or her genetic code, is awe-inspiring. Watch it all unfold.

    Embryo to Fetus: Weeks 9 to 12 of Pregnancy

    You're well into your first trimester at this point, and your baby is growing bigger and bigger each day. Watch what it takes for her to become a fetus.

    10 Home Pregnancy Tests (and How to Use Them)

    Feeling some early pregnancy symptoms? It's time to take a home pregnancy test! Here's everything you need to know about how they work, the earliest you can try them, and how to make sure you're doing it right.

    How Big is Your Baby This Week?

    Get a sense of your baby's approximate length and weight from conception to birth with our week-by-week averages.

    7 Foods That Can Help You Get Pregnant

    Trying to conceive? Here are the foods you should be eating to boost your chances at baby-making.

    Quiz: Am I About to Go into Labor?

    Are you very close to delivering your baby? Take our quiz and find out if you're showing the signs of approaching labor!

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    Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy

    Learn the causes of abdominal pain during pregnancy and find out whether your symptoms are normal or require immediate attention from your doctor.

    Do This, Not That: Sex Positions to Skip When You're Pregnant

    What's safe (and what isn't) when you're having sex during pregnancy.

    Pregnancy Workouts: Best 10 Minute Workout

    You can do this quick and comprehensive ten-minute workout throughout your pregnancy.

    You Have to See This Video of a Baby Born in an Amniotic Sac

    This amazing video captures the moments after an en-caul birth.

    Growing Big: Weeks 31 to 34 of Pregnancy

    Your baby now weighs about three pounds, roughly the size of a melon. Get the scoop on how much more she'll grow before she's born--and what new developments she's making right now.

    Signs of Ovulation

    Are you ovulating? Even if you're not using an ovulation calculator or ovulation calendar, it's possible to identify the signs and symptoms that indicate the most fertile time in your cycle. Keep an eye out for cramping, mucus and these other symptoms that could predict if you're ovulating.