In a story that raises questions about surrogacy, abortion and parental rights - a Connecticut couple offered the woman acting as their surrogate $10,000 to abort a fetus with health defects... and she refused.
You can read in-depth coverage of the story on CNN, but here's the basic overview:
Having low iron levels can lead to anemia - which is especially important to be aware of during conception and pregnancy.
When you are pregnant, the baby will drain your iron supplies, leaving the baby happy in your tummy, but leaving you lightheaded and sluggish.
Would you like a pregnancy test with that beer?
If you hit up Pub 500 in Mankato, Minnesota for your brewski, that's a real option.
The bar has a vending machine near the women's restroom that allows patrons swipe their credit or debit card and purchase a pregnancy tests for a mere $3.
It was installed by Healthy Brains for Children, a non-profit organization aimed at preventing brain damage from prenatal exposure to alcohol.
According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 13 pregnant women reported consuming alcohol.
The following is a guest post by Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CLD and Tracy Wilson Peters, CLE, CCCE, CLD, authors of the bestselling book The Greatest Pregnancy Ever.
After her water broke at 18 weeks, one Texas mother found herself fighting for the right to stay pregnant, despite doctors and hospital staff who tried to talk her out of her decision.
Diana Stone has been chronicling her pregnancy on Babble’s “Being Pregnant” as well as on her personal blog, "Hormonal Imbalances." She and her husband Sam are already the parents of a little girl named Bella and are expecting twins.
Are you a fan of the TV show Bones? We are, and we were super interested by last week's episode when Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (played by Emily Deschanel) strapped on a prenatal audio sound system belt. Called the Ritmo Pregnancy Advanced Sound System, Brennan's belt of choice is one of several on the market meant to deliver music to your baby-to-be.
The loss of a baby due to an ectopic pregnancy can be painful. An ectopic pregnancy is one in which the fetus develops outside of the uterus, generally in the fallopian tubes. A baby is not able to develop there, therefore the pregnancy is terminated or other medical intervention is necessary. While every woman who experiences an ectopic pregnancy handles loss differently, many experience similar feelings of sadness and may find comfort in the support of others.
While most babies develop without any problems, some infants experience stress prior to birth. Situations that compromise your baby's blood and oxygen supply can occur during pregnancy and childbirth. Certain symptoms, such as a decrease in fetal movements, may alert you to the possibility that your baby is in distress. Notify your doctor if you have any concerns regarding the health and development of your unborn baby.
From the time of conception to the time of birth, your baby goes through some intricate, complex developmental stages. Most healthy pregnancies last about 40 weeks and encompass three separate periods known as trimesters. Each trimester lasts between 12 and 14 weeks. The embryo stage of development occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a time of rapid change for both you and your growing baby. Fetal development begins at the time of conception and progresses until the time of birth. As your baby gets ready for life outside your uterus, he develops a sense of hearing, allowing him to listen to your heartbeat and other sounds.