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Pregnancy Week by Week

First Trimester The first few months of pregnancy (the first trimester) are marked by rapid changes for both you and your baby. For you, first trimester physical changes might include breast tenderness, fatigue and nausea. Your emotions might range from excitement to anxiety. For your baby, the first trimester is a time of rapid growth and...

Healthy Pregnancy

When you learn that you're pregnant, you might begin planning your pregnancy week by week. Every day you might have more questions about a healthy pregnancy. What should you eat? Can you exercise? What type of prenatal tests should you consider? If you're carrying twins or other multiples, you might have even more questions about...

Miscarriage (Diagnosis & Treatment)

Diagnosis Your health care provider might do a variety of tests: Pelvic exam. Your health care provider might check to see if your cervix has begun to dilate. Ultrasound. During an ultrasound, your health care provider will check for a fetal heartbeat and determine if the embryo is developing normally. If a diagnosis can't be made, you...

Miscarriage (Symptoms & Causes)

Overview Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week. About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that a woman doesn't realize she's pregnant. Miscarriage is a somewhat loaded term, possibly suggesting that something...

Breast Cancer (Diagnosis & Treatment)

Diagnosis Diagnosing Breast Cancer Tests and procedures used to diagnose breast cancer include: Breast exam. Your doctor will check both of your breasts and lymph nodes in your armpit, feeling for any lumps or other abnormalities. Mammogram. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Mammograms are commonly used to screen for breast cancer. If an abnormality is...