Pregnancy diet: Essential nutrients

During pregnancy, a healthy diet is essential. Here are the nutrients that deserve special attention.

Prenatal care: 1st trimester

Prenatal care can help you give your baby the best start. As soon as you think you're pregnant, schedule your first prenatal appointment.


Vaginal discharge

Tests and diagnosis


Amniocentesis — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this prenatal test.


MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health or to help diagnose a medical condition.


Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

Treatments and drugs

Cervical cerclage

Cervical cerclage — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure to prevent premature birth.

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