Week 10: Baby pictures already?
If your doctor or midwife recommends an ultrasound scan, you may have an opportunity to see images of your baby before she’s born.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of the fetus’s body and surrounding tissues. Although there aren’t set guidelines for having an ultrasound, this scan may be performed in the first trimester to establish the date of your pregnancy, to determine the number of fetuses, to examine your uterus, and in some cases, to detect fetal abnormalities.
An ultrasound may be performed later in your pregnancy to determine your unborn baby’s health, size, and position before delivery.
Should you take vitamins when pregnant?
The nutrients you receive in the food you eat nourish both you and your baby while you are pregnant. Calcium and folate are especially important to your baby's healthy growth. Read about how to make your diet rich in these important vitamins.
Birth defects - what are they, and how are they caused?
97 out of 100 babies are born healthy, however, any time a couple becomes pregnant there is a chance their baby will have a birth defect. What are birth defects, how are they caused and how are they diagnosed?
You can have a safe pregnancy past 35.
From 1970 to 2006, first births to women after age 35 increased eight times, from just one in 100 first births to one in 12. Are you pregnant in your thirties? Good prenatal care is a must. Learn about complications, concerns and care for moms in their 30s.