Prenatal Checkups Blogs

  • U.S. preterm births hit new low - still work to do!

    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!

  • What is the most effective way of finding out if you are pregnant??

    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...

  • This week, Dec. 4-10, is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)!

    Get ready for National Influenza Vaccination Week! NIVW is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance and benefit of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.

  • Flu Vaccine Protects Pregnant Woman's Baby - Doesn't Cause Miscarriage

    The flu vaccination can not only protect you but your unborn child as well! The new finding also suggests there is no increased risk of miscarriage associated with the shot.

  • Should Early Fetal Sex Determination Testing Be Used?

    There's now a fetal sex test that can determine the gender of your baby as early as 7 weeks.

  • Waiting Welton's

    Today is Sunday, on Wednesday I thought I had a doctor's appointment. It turned out that it was supposed to have been on Tuesday; and I missed it!

  • Waiting Welton's

    Today we went to the hospital to have a second ultra-sound and some blood work done. My fiancée made plans to go into work late, again, so that he could be present for the fascinating "picture show". There was lots of questions and paperwork, and Kris really wasn't thrilled with sitting through all of that, but as soon as they put the jelly on my belly he was in a trance. He stared at the monitor, waiting for the "show" to start. When the ultra-sound machine touched my belly, there was a quick arm movement from baby.

  • First Doctor's Appointment

    Dear Midwife,

    I just recently found out that I am pregnant. I missed my monthly and took a home test it came out positive. I am very happy about this. I have made a doctor's appointment, however it is not for another 2 weeks. I am a bit nrevous about this first appointment as I have no idea what is going to happen or what to expect. So I was wondering what to expect at this appointment, what questions will be asked, what will be done and things I should be asking about?

    Thanks so much.

  • Waiting Welton's

    Today was a big day...
    Today started off as a normal day off of work. Throughout the day I was mostly relaxed. This evening we went to meet our new doctor. Dr. Conter has been my fiancée's doctor for a long time, and after I met him, I knew he would be the right doctor to help us welcome our new bundle of joy into this world. He is very personable, and approachable.

  • Waiting Welton's

    Today, we went for our "early ultrasound" as we did not have a precise due date. As we waited to see the technician that would give us our first glimpse of our developing bundle of joy, I could feel the pressure in my bladder building by the minute. Once in the ultrasound room, the technician explained what was about to happen. She explained that she would have to apply lots of pressure to get a good view of the fetus. I figured, "short term pain, for long term gain (i.e. have a defined due date). At first she had difficulty finding the baby, then she spotted the amniotic sac.

  • Tummy measuring bigger than normal

    I went in for my 24 week check up last week and when my ob/gyn measured my tummy it measured in at 29 weeks. This is my second pregancy and my first pregnancy was naturally conceived faternal twins. I have had five ultrasounds and they all show one baby at normal size, but it has been feeling like twins since my fourth month. However, I've never been pregnant with just one so I don't know if what I am feeling is normal for one.

  • Important Info

    Second Appointment:
    05/11/09
    4mm
    130bpm
    old edd 12/25/09
    new edd from u/s 01/02/10
    progestrone lvls from prev blood test 17
    bfp ??
    date of first appt ??
    lmp thought was 03/19/09 but guess i was wrong
    computed lmp ??
    computed date of conception ??

  • Flu Vaccine Protects Pregnant Woman's Baby - Doesn't Cause Miscarriage

    The flu vaccination can not only protect you but your unborn child as well! The new finding also suggests there is no increased risk of miscarriage associated with the shot.

  • First Prenatal Visit

    today i went in for m first prenatal visit, I got my first baby pics and saw my little one moving around inside me!!! i am only ten weeks so i was very surprized when it appeared that my tiny baby was what appeared to be rolling over in my belly, i think it would have to have been the coolest moment of my life.

  • This week, Dec. 4-10, is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)!

    Get ready for National Influenza Vaccination Week! NIVW is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance and benefit of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.

  • BUEATIFUL WONDERFUL

    HI,
    WELL I WISH I DID JOIN THIS AS A MOM, BUT THINGS ARE DIFFERENT FOR ME NOW. I REALLY DO GET PREGNANT, EVERYTIME WE TRY BUT I DONT USUALLY STAY SO FOR LONG. I DO HAVE A CONVICTION IN MY HEART THAT I WILL STAY PREGNANT THIS TIME FOR THE DURATION AND HAVE MY BUEATIFUL BABY. MY HUSBAND CANT WAIT TO CARRY HIS CHILD AND I AM BESIDE MYSELF AS WELL. WE TRUST GOD FOR A STAY POWER. I JUST NEED ADVICE FROM MOMS AND MOMS TO BE ON HOW I SHOULD GO ABOUT STAYING PREGNANT. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ANSWER MY QUESTION ON HOW TO STAY PREGNANT AND WHAT I OUGHT TO DO TO KEEP FIT.

  • What is the most effective way of finding out if you are pregnant??

    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...

  • Scared and confused...

    so, i had a prenatal exam today where my doctor did that Group B Strep culture and she told me that i had what looked like genital warts to her but there was only one there. as far as i know, it hasn't there when i've gone for PAP smears and this is the first time it was noticed. but the last time she had me in for a PAP smear was way back in like february or march. she asked me if i've noticed it or if my boyfriend has noticed it and neither one of us have...and if either of us had noticed it, one of us would have said something.

  • U.S. preterm births hit new low - still work to do!

    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!