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Your Pregnancy

10 Things That Might Surprise You About Being Pregnant

Here are 10 common surprises that can come with pregnancy.

5 Things to Know About Zika and Pregnancy

Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes, is the cause of a serious birth defect. Here are 5 things to know about Zika and pregnancy.

5 Ways to Prevent Early Labor (Slideshow)

It's best for babies not to be born before they're due. Learn what you can do to prevent early labor.

A Week-by-Week Pregnancy Calendar

Our week-by-week illustrated pregnancy calendar is a detailed guide to all the changes taking place in your baby - and in you!

Birth Plans

The reality of labor and birth may seem extremely far off - but now's the time to start planning for your baby by creating a birth plan that details your wishes.

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.

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 Echocardiogram

A fetal echocardiogram (also called a fetal echo) uses sound waves to create pictures of an unborn baby's heart.

Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Fetal MRI)

Fetal magnetic resonance imaging (also called a fetal MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed pictures of an unborn baby.