What exactly do we mean when we talk about a "fetal heartbeat" at six weeks of pregnancy?
Having a baby is a wonderful and joyous experience. Learn about the science of pregnancy: how to get pregnant, the stages of pregnancy, what happens to the mother-to-be's body and how the fetus develops.
COVID-19 may increase the risk of giving birth prematurely, according to the largest study to date on this link.
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 newborn in London has tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, causing COVID-19, just minutes after being born to a mother who was also infected with the virus.
Swamp wallaby females can spend all of their adult lives in a permanent state of pregnancy, conceiving a new embryo while still carrying a near-term fetus.
For couples undergoing fertility treatments, marijuana use was linked with improved fertility outcomes when just the male partner smoked.
In some cases, moving during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests.
Women can experience some odd body changes after pregnancy, but for one mother in Austria, those changes were particularly unusual.
Mothers who eat a high-fiber diet in pregnancy may lower the risk of celiac disease in their children, a new study suggests.
Supplements with this ingredient are often marketed for enhanced memory or focus, increased energy or weight loss, the FDA said.
Women undergoing fertility treatments may be at increased risk of a dangerous pregnancy condition called peripartum cardiomyopathy.
The measles can be dangerous for people of all ages, but the highly contagious virus poses a particular threat to pregnant women.