Miscarriages for Parents
Miscarriages are common, and in most cases aren't preventable. But you can take steps to increase your chances of having a healthy pregnancy.
Sex During Pregnancy for Parents
Like many parents-to-be, you might have questions about the safety of sex and what's "normal." That can vary widely, but you can be sure that your sex life will change during pregnancy.
Prenatal Test: Amniocentesis for Parents
This test takes a sample of the amniotic fluid. In the second trimester, it can show signs of chromosomal disorders, genetic problems, and neural tube defects. In the third trimester, it can check for infection and Rh incompatibility, and reveal if a baby's lungs are strong enough to breathe normally after birth.
Pregnancy Precautions: FAQs for Parents
Moms-to-be have a lot of questions about what's safe during pregnancy. Keep your sanity by knowing what you can - and can't - do before your baby arrives.
Rh Incompatibility During Pregnancy for Parents
If you just found out you're pregnant, one of the first tests you should expect is a blood-type test. This basic test determines your blood type and Rh factor, which may play an important role in your baby's health.
Prenatal Genetic Counseling for Parents
Genetic counselors work with people who are either planning to have a baby or are pregnant to determine whether they carry the genes for certain inherited disorders. Find out more.
Prenatal Test: Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) for Parents
A chorionic villus sampling (CVS) checks cells from the placenta for chromosomal abnormalities. Most women whose pregnancies are not high-risk don't need this test.
This quick test examines fetal blood directly from the umbilical cord. It's used to detect disorders in the fetus.
Zika Virus for Parents
With so much media coverage about Zika virus, it's natural to feel worried. The virus is of most concern for pregnant women and women who may become pregnant.
Having a Healthy Pregnancy for Teens
Whether you feel confused, worried, scared, or excited, you'll want to know how your life will change, what you can do to have a healthy baby.