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Getting pregnant

How to get pregnant
Good Health Before Pregnancy
Ovulation signs: When is conception most likely?
Sperm: How long do they live after ejaculation?
Abortion: Does it affect subsequent pregnancies?
Female fertility: Why lifestyle choices count
Baby’s sex: Can parents choose?
Female infertility
Birth control pill FAQ: Benefits, risks and choices
Pregnancy spacing: What’s best?
Video: Ovulation

Pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy due date calculator
Working during pregnancy: Do’s and don’ts
Nutrition during pregnancy
Pregnancy nutrition: Healthy-eating basics
Pregnancy nutrition: Foods to avoid during pregnancy
Pregnancy diet: Focus on these essential nutrients
Does eating fish make children smarter?
Guide to healthy eating of fish for women & children
Diet & Nutrition: When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have special nutritional needs. ChooseMyPlate.gov provides daily food plans for pregnancy & breastfeeding to help you and your baby stay healthy.
Pregnancy weight gain: What’s healthy?
Prenatal vitamins: Give your baby the best start
Prenatal testing: Your guide to common tests
Prenatal testing: Is it right for you?
Pregnancy and exercise: Baby, let’s move!
Exercise during pregnancy: Is heart rate a concern?
Prenatal yoga: What you need to know
Sex during pregnancy: What’s OK, what’s not
• Twin pregnancy: What multiples mean for mom (ACOG; Mayo Clinic)
Childbirth education: Get ready for labor and delivery
Back pain during pregnancy: 7 tips for relief
Pregnancy constipation: Are stool softeners safe?
Vaccines during pregnancy: Are they safe?
Flu shot in pregnancy: Is it safe?
Leg cramps during pregnancy: Preventable?
Breast-feeding while pregnant: Is it safe?
Traveling during pregnancy
Air travel during pregnancy: Is it safe?
Baby brain: Does it exist?
Pregnancy and hot tubs: What’s the risk?
Aspirin during pregnancy: Is it safe?
Headaches during pregnancy: What’s the best treatment?
Allergy medications and pregnancy: What’s safe?
X-ray during pregnancy: Is it safe?
Antibiotics and pregnancy: What’s safe?
Ankle swelling during pregnancy: Is it a concern?
Hair dye and pregnancy: A concern?
Skin changes during pregnancy: What to expect?
Ultrasound in pregnancy: A cultural phenomenon?
Pregnancy and flu: Had your flu shot yet?
Slide show: Fetal ultrasound
Video: Fetal ultrasound
Group B Streptococcus and pregnancy
Early preterm birth
Morning sickness
It is time to quit Smoking
Diabetes and pregnancy
Early Pregnancy Loss: Miscarriage or molar Pregnancy
High Blood pressure during pregnancy
Cord blood banking: What are the options?

Labor and Delivery: Postpartum Care

How to tell when labor begins
Signs of labor: Know what to expect
Water breaking: Understand this sign of labor
Rupture of membranes: Has your water broken?
Episiotomy: When it’s needed, when it’s not
Labor pain: Weigh your options for relief
Managing labor pain: Trust your body
Slide Show: Labor Positions
Labor and delivery: Pain medications
Video: The epidural block
Massage: Get in touch with its many health benefits
Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring During Labor
Labor induction
Cesarean birth
Video: C-Section
C-sections: Is there a limit?
Vaginal birth after cesarean delivery: Deciding on a trial of labor after cesarean delivery
VBAC: Insight from a Mayo Clinic specialist
To VBAC or not to VBAC?
• Pre-term Labor (AGOC; Mayo Clinic)
Postpartum depression
Getting in shape after your baby is born

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