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Are you pregnant or planning to be? Learn the facts, including the early signs of pregnancy, getting prenatal care, making lifestyle changes, and more.


Whether you think you may be pregnant or are planning to be soon, this can be an exciting time in your life. It can also feel a little overwhelming. From recognizing the early signs and symptoms of pregnancy, to making healthy lifestyle changes, to getting good prenatal care, there's a lot to learn.

Add to the mix all the advice from well-meaning friends and family about what to do and what not to do and things can become downright confusing.

Our team of experts has gathered important information about pregnancy, from conception to birth, while debunking common myths in the process.

Learn how to recognize pregnancy symptoms and understand the importance of prenatal care, proper nutrition, sleep and exercise. Get information on what medications you can take and ones you should skip, plus how to navigate high-risk pregnancies.

If you think you're pregnant or want to start trying to have a baby, talk with your healthcare provider (HCP) about steps you can take to prepare for a healthy pregnancy.

By working together, you can find a way to get on the safest path to having a baby.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy Symptoms

Think you might be pregnant? You've probably heard all about morning sickness and missed periods. But did you know that the symptoms aren't the same for everyone? Learn about some of the other, lesser-known early signs and symptoms of pregnancy.

Prenatal Care

Keeping yourself and your baby healthy starts with getting the right prenatal care. If you think you're pregnant, it's time to visit your healthcare provider (HCP). They can check for any health issues that may put you at risk for pregnancy complications. They'll also discuss healthy lifestyle changes to make before, during, and after your baby arrives.

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle Changes

A baby changes everything, not the least of which is your lifestyle. But are there healthy changes you should be making before, during, and after your pregnancy? Learn the facts about ​taking prenatal vitamins, achieving a healthy pregnancy weight, getting enough sleep, exercising safely, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, and more.

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