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HowStuffWorks Pregnancy Guide   Tags: birth, fertility, health, howstuffworks, infant, pregnancy, pregnant, reproductive  

Pregnancy covers the life stage period from conception to birth and postpartum care. Learn about the changes that take place during this time, what to do to stay healthy, and how to help prevent complications during pregnancy.
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2008 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Home Remedies

  • 17 Home Remedies for Diaper Rash
    If baby's not happy, you're not happy. Learn how to prevent and reduce the discomfort of diaper rash using safe, gentle home remedies. Find out how to keep baby's bottom healthy and free from irritation.
  • 17 Home Remedies for Teething
    Drooling. Gum inflammation. Irritation. Fussiness. Anyone who has cared for a baby knows very well the symptoms of teething. Learn these home remedies to ease the pain caused by teething in this article.
  • 20 Home Remedies for Morning Sickness
    Many women experience morning sickness, the nausea and vomiting common in early pregnancy. Luckily, relief is available in the form of home remedies. Learn when and what to eat, and other ways to alleviate symptoms.
  • 21 Home Remedies for Breast-Feeding Discomfort
    Breast-feeding may pose some initial obstacles for new mothers. To prevent discomfort from turning you off to breast-feeding, keep in mind that breast-feeding is a learned skill. Learn 21 home remedies for breast-feeding discomfort.

Preparation & Nutrition

  • How to Exercise During Pregnancy
    Learn the basic guidelines for safe, effective exercise during pregnancy from a medical doctor. Find out how to build the strength and endurance necessary for a healthy labor and delivery.
  • How to Prepare for Childbirth
    iving birth is a monumental task. Where will you decide to deliver your baby? What types of healthcare professionals do you prefer? This article provides in-depth information on birthing methods, doctors, midwives and childbirth classes, to name a few.
  • Pregnancy Nutrition Guidelines
    Your diet is very important during pregnancy. The baby's health depends on your gaining the right amount of weight, eating nutritional foods and avoiding drugs that will harm the child. Read about pregnancy nutrition guidelines.
  • How To Calculate Your Pregnancy Due Date
    Once your pregnancy has been confirmed, what you most want to know is your due date. The average length of a pregnancy is 40 weeks from the first day of the last normal menstrual period. Here's an example of how it works.
  • Pregnancy Exercises
    Exercises that you do during pregnancy don't have to be substantially different from the exercise you normally do to maintain and improve your fitness. But there are some general guidelines for exercise during pregnancy, as well as some helpful tips...

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