Other Health & Safety Issues

No doubt you have lots of questions about what's OK and what's not during your pregnancy. Find out exactly what's off limits and how to safely manage health and safety issues while you're expecting.

14 Reasons to Call the Doctor During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a time of lots of questions, especially when it comes to your and your baby's health. Knowing what's safe and what's not--and when symptoms necessitate a call to your doctor is important. Here's a primer on when you should pick up the phone.

Fibroids During Pregnancy

Here's how this common condition can affect your pregnancy.

Top 14 Pregnancy Fears (and Why You Shouldn't Worry)

Relax! Here, doctors share the truth about your biggest pregnancy worries -- and why they're not as scary as you think.

Safe Tips to Treat Headaches During Pregnancy

Head off pregnancy headaches with these safe solutions.

Fever and Chills During Pregnancy

Learn why you may be experiencing these symptoms and what you can do about them.

Toxic Tap Water & Pregnancy

These three moms suffered multiple miscarriages while living in the town of Chesapeake, Virginia. Now, along with 211 other women, they're taking part in a historic class-action lawsuit, alleging that the town's tainted tap water put their unborn children at risk.

Pregnant Mom Diagnosed With Melanoma Unthinkably Passes Away Just 1 Week After Baby Is Born

This is a heartbreaking story and our thoughts and prayers are with the brave mom's family.

Ectopic Pregnancy

A common cause of bleeding in the first trimester, ectopic pregnancies occur in one out of every 100 cases. Here's what you need to know.

This Woman Was Her Daughter's Surrogate, and the Maternity Photos Are Stunning

You won't soon forget the story of a 52-year-old mom who carried a baby for her daughter, or the amazing maternity photos that capture their journey.

Mom Warns Severe Itchiness During Pregnancy Might Be More Dangerous Than It Seems

This mom experienced chronic itching during pregnancy that turned out to be a rare but serious condition that could have left her with a stillborn baby.

6 Hidden Home Hazards During Pregnancy

Before you got pregnant, you probably never thought twice about polishing your nails or changing kitty litter. While most products are generally not harmful, here are a few you should be wary of.

Zika Virus: An Ob-Gyn Answers Our Questions

Zika: There's no avoiding the topic, especially if you're pregnant, or planning to become pregnant. Parents Editor-in-Chief Dana Points sat down with; Dr. Siobhan Dolan to talk about the virus.

How Our Gender Reveal Helped Us Heal After Vanishing Twin Syndrome

When Matt Ostergaard and his fiancee lost a baby to Vanishing Twin Syndrome, the dad-to-be planned an epic gender reveal in hopes of making his love smile again.

Mom's Beautiful Photos Aim to Raise Awareness About Pediatric Stroke

Two of Micah Simmons' children suffered strokes in utero, which caused complications after birth. Now, she wants to raise the visibility of pediatric stroke.

What Vaccines Do You Need Before and During Pregnancy?

Make sure to protect yourself and your baby by getting the right vaccines before, during, and after your pregnancy.

Signs of Trouble

There are a few things you should be watchful for at this stage of your pregnancy, including spotting, abdominal cramping and severe nausea.

All About Placenta Previa

The placenta doesn't always place itself in the uterus perfectly--and that can lead to a potentially dangerous complication. Find out more about placenta previa.

Managing Heart Disease During Pregnancy

With a little planning and the right information, most women with heart conditions can have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Q&A: Fever and Pregnancy

Find out what to do if you develop a fever during your second trimester.

Blood Clots and DVT

Find out what to watch out for concerning blood clots and DVT during your pregnancy.

Kim Kardashian West Had an ECV Procedure--What Is That?

Kim Kardashian West just had an external cephalic version procedure to turn her breech baby and allow her to deliver vaginally rather than by C-section.

Placenta Previa

Placenta previa occurs when the placenta grows over the cervix. Learn more about this condition and how it's treated.

Singleton Breech Babies and Version

Find out why you may need a version--the manual turning of your baby into position--if an ultrasound shows she is breech.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum: How to Survive the Worst Nausea You'll Ever Have

No, hyperemesis gravidarum isn't code for a really bad case of morning sickness. Here's how to deal with this rare but debilitating pregnancy condition.

Q&A: Amniotic Fluid Concerns

Why is amniotic fluid so important for your baby? What happens if your levels are too high or too low? Find out here.

My Birth Story: I Had Placenta Increta

At a time when many women finish decorating their baby's nursery, mom-to-be Christy Carson was planning for the possibility that she might not survive childbirth. This is her account of being pregnant with placenta increta.