Pregnancy Category

Funny Quotes and Sayings about Pregnancy

A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.
Carl Sandburg
Pregnancy is a disease from which you recover in 18 years and 9 months.
Carrie Latet
By far the most common craving of pregnant women is not to be pregnant.
Phyllis Diller
Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant.
Jim Cole
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What is Ectopic Pregnancy, its Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment?

Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus. It can occur in the fallopian tubes, cervix, ovaries or abdomen.
Ectopic pregnancy can be very harmful and life-threatening.
Ectopic Pregnancy: Signs and Symptoms
Ectopic pregnancy is usually found in the first 6-10 weeks of pregnancy.
Sometimes it is difficult to diagnose ectopic pregnancy because the signs and symptoms more...

Pregnancy Nutrition: Foods to Avoid

Eating healthy and nutritious food is very important when you are pregnant. The essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals should help you to overcome changes taking place in your body and provide your developing baby with everything it needs. However, there are certain harmful foods that you should definitely avoid.
What Not To Eat When You Are more...

HCG Blood Tests

Blood tests can be regarded as the most accurate way to detect pregnancy.
In fact, they measure the same thing that urine tests do, but they appear to be more sensitive and can detect even small levels of hCG within about 8-12 days post-ovulation.
Moreover, they not only detect the presence of the “pregnancy hormone”, but also more...

Gestational Diabetes Screening: Glucose Challenge Screening Test

Glucose Challenge Screening is a standard test performed to check for gestational diabetes, a temporary form of hyperglycemia.
Glucose Challenge Screening Test is usually done during the 26th to the 28th week of pregnancy.
No preparation and no fasting is required for the Glucose Challenge Screening Test, and it can be done at any time of the more...

Sex During Pregnancy - Is it Safe?

When a woman realizes that she is carrying a baby, it is normal that she is concerned if making love is safe. In addition, men quite often avoid having sex with a pregnant woman due to their misbelieve that they may harm their unborn child.
So, let’s see if sex during pregnancy is really safe and more...

Prenatal diagnosis: The Amniocentesis Test

Amniocentesis, or an amniotic fluid test (AFT), is a prenatal test that is used to diagnose chromosomal and genetic birth defects.
Generally, amniocentesis can detect the following disorders and defects:

Edwards syndrome,
Down syndrome,
Patau syndrome,
Turner syndrome,
Klinefelter syndrome,
Sickle-cell disease,
Tay-Sachs disease,
Neural tube defects, such as Spina bifida and Anencephaly.

Amniocentesis has been proven to be 99% accurate in diagnosing the above more...

Learn Your Baby’s Sex: Ancient Chinese Birth Gender Chart

According to the legend the following chart dates back more than 700 years to the period of ancient China, where it was widely used to predict the sex of a baby.
To determine the sex of the unborn child you just need to know mother’s age at conception and the month a child was conceived. Where more...

Home Pregnancy Test

Once you wake up in the morning and realise that something has changed - you still haven’t got your menstrual period, you feel sick, your breasts have enlarged and are sore, your clothes feel tighter.
What should you do next to be sure you are pregnant?
One of the most popular ways to get “Yes” or “No” more...

The Role of Estrogen during Pregnancy

Estrogen is another hormone, which is produced by ovaries, corpus luteum (”yellow body”) and placenta, and has an important role throughout pregnancy.
The role of estrogen  involves interaction with progesterone, and its levels increase steadily untill birth.
The Role of Estrogen
First, in pre-ovulaion period estrogen is produced by granulosa cells, where it interacts with progesterone and makes more...

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