In-depth

Antidepressants and pregnancy

Some antidepressants might not be appropriate to take when you're pregnant. Understand the options for treating depression during pregnancy.

Childbirth classes

Are you ready for labor and delivery? A childbirth class can make all the difference.

Epilepsy and pregnancy

Most pregnant women who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies, yet concerns remain. Here's what you need to know about epilepsy and pregnancy.

Fetal development: The first trimester

Want to know how your baby is developing? Check out this weekly calendar of events for the first trimester.

Fetal development: The second trimester

During the second trimester, your baby will begin to look like a newborn. Find out what happens from week to week.

Fetal development: The third trimester

It's almost time to meet your baby! Find out how he or she grows and develops during the third trimester.

First trimester pregnancy

Wonder what to expect during the first trimester of pregnancy? Here's an overview — including tips to feel your best.

Heart conditions and pregnancy

Heart conditions require special care during pregnancy. Understand how to manage your condition and promote a healthy pregnancy.

High blood pressure and pregnancy

High blood pressure during pregnancy can pose health risks for you and your baby. Understand how to manage this condition and prevent 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.

How much sleep do you really need?

The usual advice is eight hours a night, but many factors, such as age and genetics, influence how much shut-eye you need.

Introducing a new sibling

Worried about how your older child will react to a new baby in the family? Get tips to help your child adjust.

Overdue pregnancy

You probably didn't bargain for more than 40 weeks of pregnancy — but it can happen. Here's help hanging in there.

Placenta

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

Pregnancy and asthma

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

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 and exercise

Pregnancy may seem like the perfect time to sit back and relax, but it's actually a great time to get active. Here's why — and how.

Pregnancy and fish

Is it safe to eat fish during pregnancy — or is it riskier not to? A Mayo Clinic specialist shares what you need to know.

Pregnancy and obesity

Being obese during pregnancy can pose health risks for you and your baby. Get the facts about obesity and pregnancy.

Pregnancy back pain

Back pain and pregnancy often go hand in hand, but you don't have to grin and bear it. Give back pain the boot!

Pregnancy bed rest

Pregnancy diet: Essential nutrients

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

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.

Pregnancy nutrition don'ts

Eating healthy foods is only part of pregnancy nutrition. It's important to avoid harmful foods, too.

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.

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.

Prenatal care: 2nd trimester visits

As your pregnancy progresses, you'll continue to visit your health care provider regularly. Here's what to expect during prenatal appointments in the second trimester.

Prenatal care: 3rd trimester

At the end of your pregnancy, you'll see your health care provider more often. Here's what to expect during prenatal appointments in the third trimester.

Prenatal testing

The decision to pursue prenatal testing is up to you. Consider these important questions before you make your choice.

Prenatal testing: Quick guide to common tests

During pregnancy you might have the option to pursue various screening tests. Here's what the tests can tell you.

Prenatal vitamins and pregnancy

During pregnancy, a healthy diet might be more important than ever. Prenatal vitamins — ideally starting before pregnancy — can help fill any gaps.

Prenatal yoga

Looking for a way to relax and stay fit during pregnancy? Consider prenatal yoga.

Second trimester pregnancy

Wonder what to expect during the second trimester of pregnancy? Here's an overview — including tips to feel your best.

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.

Sleep during pregnancy

Struggling to get a good night's sleep now that you're pregnant? Here's help.

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.

Teenage pregnancy

Pregnancy can turn a teen's life upside down. Understand how to help your daughter face an unplanned pregnancy and prepare for the future.

Third trimester pregnancy

You're in the homestretch! Watch for these physical and emotional changes during your last trimester of pregnancy.

Twin pregnancy

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

Working during pregnancy

Working during pregnancy can present challenges. Here's help handling discomfort and staying healthy at work.

Apr. 05, 2014