Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is divided into three stages, or trimesters, each with unique symptoms and changes in the mother's body and in fetal development.
A woman can deliver her baby either by vaginal birth or a C-section. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Every labor story is different, but there are definitely signs that can let you know if you are in the early stages of labor.
A woman's body goes through a number of changes in the earliest stages of pregnancy. Here are 12 clues to help a woman figure out whether she's pregnant.
These healthy foods and beverages should be part of a healthy diet to provide a mother-to-be with the important nutrients a baby needs for growth and development.
Here are some tips for how to get pregnant successfully, including information on how to conceive if you have PCOS or endometriosis.
One of the main risks of this rare blood disorder is internal bleeding into muscles, joints and soft tissue.
Anemia is a common condition that may be caused by a shortage of iron, abnormal bleeding, infections, cancer or gastrointestinal problems.
Neuroblastoma is a rare form of childhood cancer that occurs when early forms of nerve cells don't develop correctly.
Pneumonia is a common infection that causes inflammation in one or both lungs. It's typical symptoms are a cough with phlegm, fever, chills and difficulty breathing.
Most people bitten by a West Nile virus mosquito won't get sick, but in a small percentage of people, the virus invades the brain and spinal cord, which results in serious illness.
The Eastern equine encephalitis virus is spread by mosquitoes and, in rare cases, can lead to a life-threatening brain infection.
People with cystic fibrosis produce a thick, sticky mucus that causes wide-ranging problems in the lungs, pancreas and digestive system.
Psoriasis causes new skin cells to grow in days rather than weeks. New skin builds up rapidly, forming thick patches and scales on the surface.
People may be picking up rat lungworm disease by eating a fast-climbing creature that's part slug, part snail.
A rare psychological occurrence, Stockholm syndrome is when hostages develop positive feelings toward their captors during an abduction incident.
Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, causes memory and thinking problems, as well as behavioral changes in older adults.
The measles can be dangerous for people of all ages, but the highly contagious virus poses a particular threat to pregnant women.