Your body is rapidly undergoing new and exciting changes every day. Our pregnancy calendar walks you through the journey from week 4 to week 40. It's our step-by-step guide to every gurgle, kick, and craving!
Your birth experience will be unique, with its own sensations and rhythms. But there are some basic stages that all women will go through during the birth process. Learn more about what to expect during the stages of labor. Read Stages of Labor
'Can I eat while I'm in labor?' It's a good idea to ask your health care provider, who may give the thumbs-up for you to snack on certain foods during early labor. Find out more, including which foods your provider might suggest. Read Eating in Labor
Remember your childbirth class, and those breathing and relaxation techniques you learned? Turns out that these skills can be put to good use throughout your life, not just in labor. Learn more. Read Life Skills
Your due date is coming up soon — so exciting. Have you thought about having someone support you during labor? One option is to hire a doula, a labor support professional, to help meet your needs. Learn more about the role of doulas. Read Labor Support and the Role of Doulas
Did you know there are lots of ways to make yourself more comfortable during labor? You have a wide range of options, from progressive muscle relaxation to massage to epidurals. Learn more about comfort measures. Read Comfort Measures for Labor
Is high school the last time you saw the inside of a gym? Have you always sat on the sidelines cheering while others played sports? If you have never exercised, fear not: You can start during pregnancy. Intense sports are out, but if you have your doctor's approval, you can begin a fitness walking program. Read New Exercisers? Get Walking When You're Pregnant