Organisms Living in the Placenta May influence Pregnancy Outcomes

A probiotic-rich diet may improve the health of your placenta. Image by Decoded Pregnancy, all rights reserved

Rather than being sterile, the placenta serves as a microbiome that may strengthen the baby’s health or help lead to preterm labor.

Factors That May Influence Your Pregnancy Due Date

Were you born a big baby? Your pregnancy may last a little longer than other women. Image by Karpato Gabor.

Many factors in your life may influence your due date when you’re pregnant – and healthy pregnancy length can vary more widely than doctors expected.

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My Baby is Breech; How Can I Get Her to Turn?

Keep your chin up - baby may raise his too.  Image by earl53

If your baby is head-down, don’t worry: She’ll probably turn on her own. If you want to help, try these at-home techniques for avoiding a breech birth.

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Babies in the Womb Anticipate Touch: Cognitive Leap Around 36 Weeks

Life inside the womb teaches babies how to communicate and to survive outside of the womb. Photo by Karen Lefebvre.

By watching infants with 4D ultrasounds over ten weeks, researchers have found that babies in the womb learn to anticipate touch.

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Probability of Ectopic Pregnancy: The Math Behind Atypical Implantation

Ectopic Pregnanacy drawing by de Graaf, image by Ekem via Wikimedia Commons

What’s your risk of having an ectopic pregnancy? Your probability of atypical pregnancy depends on a number of risk factors. Want to know? Math can help.

Calculate Embryonic Age vs Gestational Age: Pregnancy Math

How far along are you? Math can tell you, if your doctor hasn't already. Image by Decoded Pregnancy, all rights reserved

Can you use Naegele’s Rule to predict when your baby will be born? Use math to calculate Baby’s embryonic and gestational age, to see how far along you are.

Can I Still Be Pregnant if I Had My Period?

Home pregnancy tests are accurate, but a blood test will confirm your pregnancy. Image by viralbus

Your period is late, and then you have a light flow – but something doesn’t seem quite right. Could you be pregnant, even though your monthly cycle started?

Baby is Kicking and Moving and Beating Up Mom. What Can Mom Do To Get Comfortable

Changing your diet can help with baby bruisers! Image by Decoded Pregnancy

Late in pregnancy, babies can kick pretty hard. First, check with your caregiver, but what can you do if your healthy little one won’t let you rest?

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How Tall Will Your Baby Be When He Grows Up? Calculating Height Early

Will your baby grow up to be tall or short? Image by roxinasz

Can you use math to determine whether your baby will be tall or short when she grows up? A few simple calculations may indicate your child’s future height.

Pregnancy Week Three – What Happens When You’re 3 Weeks Pregnant?

Is the embryo going to be a boy or a girl? It'll be a while before you even find out you're pregnant, and even longer before you will know for sure what gender the baby will be! Image by kikashi

The third week of pregnancy is when the baby starts implanting in your uterus; he or she is no longer a zygote, but now officially an embryo!