The body can be affected before, during, and after pregnancy. Learn more about fertility, pregnancy milestones, labor and delivery, and postpartum.

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How Common Is Stillbirth?
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What Are Braxton Hicks Contractions?
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What Is a Zygote?
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How and When Fetal Doppler Is Used
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What Are the Symptoms of Pregnancy?
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What Is In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?
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Can Nipple Stimulation Be Used to Induce Labor?
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Folic Acid and Pregnancy
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What You Need to Know About Labor
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What You Need to Know About Discharge During Pregnancy
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Eclampsia: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
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What Is Round Ligament Pain?
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What Is Ovulation Pain?
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What Is Ovulation?
How Do I Know I Am Having Contractions?
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Mucus Plug: Purpose, Signs, Complications
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What Is a Surrogate?
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Pregnant Belly: First, Second, and Third Trimesters
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Pregnant Sex Can Be Enjoyable and Safe
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What Is Pitocin?
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What Is a Chemical Pregnancy?
What You Need to Know About a Twin Pregnancy
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What Is Geritol?
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Molar Pregnancy: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
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What Is an Ectopic Pregnancy?
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What Is an Episiotomy?
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The Benefits and Risks of Induction
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Everything You Need to Know About Prenatal Vitamins
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What Are Glucose Screening Tests in Pregnancy?
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What Is Miscarriage?
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How to Get Pregnant: Tips To Increase Your Fertility
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What Is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
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Parvovirus Risks in Pregnancy
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What Is Morning Sickness?
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Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy Tests
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What Is Dilation in Pregnancy?
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What You Need to Know About Pregnancy
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What Is Conception?
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What Is Implantation Bleeding?
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How Is An Ultrasound Used During Pregnancy?
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What Is an Anterior Placenta?
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What Are the Early Signs of Pregnancy?