Pregnancy and Childbirth

Questions about pregnancy and impending parenthood? Familydoctor.org has facts on pregnancy, fetal health, labor, childbirth and caring for your newborn.

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  • Anemia

    Anemia is a common blood disorder that affects your red blood cells. Learn about the types, causes, treatments, and prevention…

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  • Becoming Parents: What It Means for Couples

    Tips to help you keep your relationship strong after becoming parents.

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  • Being a Single Parent

    Information on being a single parent, from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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  • Birthing Classes

    Birthing classes are an important part of preparing to have a baby. They can help you develop a birth plan…

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  • Bleeding During Pregnancy – What‘s Normal?

    Vaginal bleeding can occur during pregnancy for serious and non-serious reasons.

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  • Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

    Learn about the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of bleeding and miscarriage in early pregnancy.National Institutes of Health: Medline…

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  • Bonding with Baby

    Bonding with your baby is a natural process. It can begin at different times as you spend more time with…

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  • Breastfeeding: Hints to Help You Get Off to a Good Start

    Tips to help you start breastfeeding, including diet, how to hold your baby and more.

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  • Breech Babies: What Can I Do if My Baby is Breech?

    Information for pregnant women about giving birth to breech babies vaginally and by cesarean section.

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  • Bringing Your Baby Home

    There is a lot to plan for before and after you bring a new baby home.

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  • Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiomyopathy is a disease that causes the muscles of the heart to become enlarged. This extra thickness can weaken your…

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  • Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: First Trimester

    Learn how a woman's body changes during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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  • Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: Second Trimester

    Learn how a woman's body changes during the second trimester of pregnancy.

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  • Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: Third Trimester

    Learn how a woman's body changes during the third trimester of pregnancy.

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  • Circumcision

    Deciding whether to have your newborn son circumcised may be difficult. Learn about the procedure, its benefits and risks, and…

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  • Colds and the Flu | Respiratory Infections During Pregnancy

    Learn what to do if you are exposed to a respiratory infection during pregnancy.

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  • Common Skin Conditions During Pregnancy

    Skin changes are a normal part of pregnancy. Many conditions aren’t preventable and don’t require treatment. Most go away after…

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  • de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

    Learn about symptoms and treatment of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, a condition that causes wrist pain and thumb swelling due to…

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  • Dealing with Pain During Childbirth

    It is up to you and your doctors to create a pain management plan for childbirth. It can include natural…

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  • Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities. Most people with it live healthy, productive…

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