My Pregnant Body

Many moms-to-be feel uncomfortable in their own skin. But it doesn't have to be that way! Here you'll learn how to manage aches and pains, pamper yourself, cope with your changing body, and stay healthy and fit during pregnancy.

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Signs You Have Postpartum Euphoria: Everything You Need to Know About This Under-Diagnosed Mood Disorder Post-Birth

After giving birth to my second child, my mood was unusually elevated and I had a ton of energy. Something wasn't right and when I reached out to my doctor, I learned I was suffering from a perinatal mood disorder that can actually be dangerous.

Yes, Pregnancy Can Be Life-Threatening—Here's What to Know About Medically Necessary Abortions

Senator Ted Cruz is receiving backlash for stating "pregnancy is not a life-threatening illness"—because some abortions are medically necessary. On top of that? The number of pregnant women who die each year in the U.S. proves pregnancy can be dangerous.

The CDC Is Launching a Maternal Health Campaign to Empower Pregnant Women and New Moms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just launched Hear Hera campaign to bring attention to the maternal mortality crisis and hear the concerns of pregnant and postpartum women.

Top 17 Postpartum Questions, Answered

From your baby's head shape and snorting sounds to how soon you can walk around and have a glass of champagne, experts answer the most common questions that come up after giving birth.

Postpartum Cramps Are Not Talked About Enough and Mine Were Awful

I thought I read it all to prepare myself for childbirth. But I was caught completely off guard by my postpartum cramps. Here's what pregnant people need to know.

More My Pregnant Body

What to Expect With Postpartum Hormone Changes

As quickly as your hormones changed after that positive pregnancy test, they begin to change again as soon as your baby's born. From a few hours postpartum to a few months, here's what happens to your hormones after giving birth.

What Methadone Use During Pregnancy Means for Newborns

As the opioid crisis rages on, people addicted to methamphetamines are leaning on Methadone during pregnancy to avoid dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Here’s what that means for newborns.