The March of Dimes just released the 2012 Premature Birth Report Card. The U.S. has hit a new 10 year low for preterm births -- a significant improvement now registering at 11.7%! Still, overall, the U.S. scores a "C" as we continue to have a high rate of preterm births comparatively. This is a clear indication of work to be done! Learn more of the resources available here at Pregnancy.org to help you and your baby with a healthy start!
If you anticipate a relatively low-risk pregnancy, a midwife might be your top birthing choice. What can a midwife do for you? Learn more about midwives' approach, skills and procedures.
Your doctor or midwife will be your best friend for the next few months. Use these questions to help you choose the provider who'll deliver your baby.
Today is your 36-week prenatal appointment. Your baby's close to five pounds now and may have nestled down into your pelvic area. Can you expect anything special today?
You're in the third trimester! You'll get to hear the heartbeat and you might even feel a playful or angry kick when your healthcare provider examines your bump. If you're Rh negative, you and your doctor or midwife will talk about Rhogam and your options at during this visit.
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During your 20-week prenatal visit, you'll let your provider know how you're feeling and schedule any upcoming tests and screens. Our prenatal appointment planner can help you get ready.
During the second trimester prenatal checkup, you'll talk about how you're feeling and schedule optional prenatal testing. Our prenatal appointment planner can help you get ready.
im a teenager and i still live at home and im scared that im pregnant and im showing alot of signs that im pregnant and my boyfriend knows that i feel this way and hes by my side all the way... i just want to know what the best way of knowing that im pregnant for sure
During this prenatal visit, you'll talk about screenings, lab results and your concerns. Our prenatal appointment planner can help you get ready.