In-depth

Complications

Dysphagia

Difficulty swallowing can be painful and may indicate a serious medical problem.

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

Oral health basics

How often do you need to replace your toothbrush? Is mouth rinse necessary? Get the facts on how to keep your smile healthy.

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.

Pregnancy nutrition basics

Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy might be easier than you think. Find out what foods are best for you and your baby.

Sex during pregnancy

Pregnancy doesn't necessarily halt your sex life — just make sure you do it safely. Here are answers to common questions about sex during pregnancy.

Risk factors

Pregnancy and asthma

Wonder how to safely treat asthma during pregnancy? Here's what you need to know to promote a healthy pregnancy.

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.

Pregnancy weight gain

When it comes to gaining weight during pregnancy, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. Here's help gaining the right amount of weight.

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.

Twin pregnancy

If you're carrying twins, you're in good company. Here's what you need to know to promote a healthy pregnancy.

Tests and diagnosis

Blood pressure test

You may have a blood pressure test as a part of a routine doctor's appointment or to check for high blood pressure or heart disease.

Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram allows your doctor to see your heart in motion. Here's what you need to know about the test.

Eye exam

Eye exam — Overview covers definition, what to expect and results of vision testing.

Ultrasound

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

Treatments and drugs

Blood transfusion

Blood transfusions boost blood levels that are low due to surgery, injury or disease. Learn about the benefits, risks and what to expect.

Pregnancy bed rest

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