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Eating During Pregnancy

To eat well during pregnancy, your extra calories should come from nutritious foods that contribute to your baby's growth and development.

Ectopic Pregnancy

In an ectopic pregnancy, a fertilized egg has implanted outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. If undiagnosed, as the pregnancy grows, it can burst the organ that contains it and endanger the mother's life.


Epidurals can make giving birth more calm, controlled, and comfortable. Find out more.

Exercising During Pregnancy

Most women benefit greatly from exercising throughout their pregnancies. But during that time, you'll need to make a few changes to your normal exercise routine.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

If a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy, her baby could be born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), which causes a wide range of physical, behavioral, and learning problems.

Folic Acid and Pregnancy

One of the most important ways to help prevent serious birth defects is for moms to get enough folic acid every day - especially before conception and during early pregnancy.

Group B Strep and Pregnancy

Women who have this common but potentially dangerous bacteria while pregnant get antibiotics during labor to avoid passing the bacteria to their babies.

How Can I Deal With Heartburn During Pregnancy?

Find out what the experts have to say.

How Can I Relieve My Pregnancy Leg Cramps?

Find out what the experts have to say.

I'm Pregnant. How Can I Avoid Having My Baby Early?

Find out what the experts have to say.