Looking for an overview on pregnancy's first trimester? Find out what's going on with your body, how your baby is developing and what to look out for.
The extra weight you gain during pregnancy provides nourishment to your developing baby and is also stored for breastfeeding your baby after delivery.
Talking to your doctor about your weight gain is important. Try not to worry if you're slightly above or below these weights.
Routine dental cleanings can help you have healthier gums during your pregnancy and help reduce irritation created by swelling. What about other regular dental work during pregnancy?
Chiropractic care is the health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, related nerves and bone geometry without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy when provided by a chiropractor that has been trained in the physical changes that occur within a pregnant woman's body.
A CAT scan procedure uses a computer to combine several x-ray images to produce cross-sectional and three-dimensional images of internal organs and other structures within the body. Should it be done during pregnancy?
An ultrasound exam is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a woman's abdomen and pelvic cavity, creating a picture (sonogram) of the baby and placenta. Although the terms ultrasound and sonogram are technically different, they are used interchangeably and reference the same exam.
Chorionic villus sampling, often referred to as CVS, is a diagnostic test for identifying chromosome abnormalities and other inherited disorders. This test may be recommended by your health care provider if you or your partner has family medical histories that reveal potential risks.
Cordocentesis is a diagnostic test that examines blood from the fetus to detect fetal abnormalities.
The triple test is a maternal blood screening test that looks for three specific substances: AFP, hCG, and Estriol.