Tag: pregnancy

Will Irregular Periods Affect Pregnancy?

Will Irregular Periods Affect Pregnancy? Wondering how unpredictable menstruation affects your chances of conception? Here’s what you need to know about the link between irregular periods and pregnancy. By Nicole Harris Some women get their periods like clockwork every month. Others have completely unpredictable and irregular cycles—and this may affect their fertility. Here’s everything you need to know about the link…

Surviving a Second Pregnancy That’s Right After Your First

Surviving a Second Pregnancy That’s Right After Your First One pregnancy is challenging enough—what if another follows hot on its heels? Experts share tips for having healthy and happy back-to-back pregnancies. By Christin Perry  Having a baby changes everything, as the saying goes. But what happens when you see those two pink lines again almost immediately after giving birth? Finding out you’ll be…

Here’s What Does—and Doesn’t—Cause Miscarriage

Here’s What Does—and Doesn’t—Cause Miscarriage Can stress cause a miscarriage? What about sex, exercise, or certain foods? We spoke with experts to break down common myths about the causes of pregnancy loss.  By Lauren Gelman About 15% to 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). But it might be reassuring…

What to Expect: Ultrasound Costs

What to Expect: Ultrasound Costs Ultrasounds are common for most people during pregnancy, but they can be expensive. Here’s what you need to know about ultrasound costs, insurance coverage, and affordable options. By Dina Roth Port and Hiranmayi Srinivasan Of the many financial matters you need to prepare when you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby, healthcare costs are at the top…

One Doctor Is Speaking Out In Favor of Birth Plans—Here’s Why

One Doctor Is Speaking Out In Favor of Birth Plans—Here’s Why An OB-GYN office discouraged their patients from creating birth plans. Here’s why one doctor says that’s poor patient care. By Beth Ann Mayer There’s a cliché that you can’t plan labor and delivery. Things happen, even if you’ve had a healthy pregnancy. That’s true. Fetal heart rates can drop,…