In-depth

Complications

High-risk pregnancy

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you might have questions. Will you need special prenatal care? Will your baby be OK? Get the facts about high-risk pregnancies.

Definition

Home birth

Placenta

Curious about what role the placenta plays in pregnancy? Find out how the placenta helps your baby grow.

Prevention

Pregnancy and diabetes

During pregnancy, healthy lifestyle choices are more important than ever — especially if you have diabetes. Consider this action plan for a healthy pregnancy.

Quitting smoking

When you're trying to quit smoking, cravings can be powerful. Use these 10 strategies to help resist tobacco cravings.

Risk factors

Pregnancy spacing

How close is too close when it comes to timing pregnancies? Consider the impact pregnancy spacing can have on your health and your baby's health.

Smoking and pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy is a no-win situation. Get the facts about tobacco use during pregnancy, and know where to turn for quit-smoking support.

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Vaginal bleeding

Tests and diagnosis

Ultrasound

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

Treatments and drugs

C-section

C-section — Overview covers why it's done, risks, what you can expect and tips for recovery.

Pregnancy bed rest

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