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What is the Level II ultrasound? This scan is performed in the second trimester when the fetus is large enough for an accurate survey of the fetal anatomy and when dates and growth can also be assessed. After checking your baby's heartbeat, the main purpose of this scan is to check your baby's anatomy for normality.
Published: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 21:29:01 GMT
Pregnant women and those trying for a baby should avoid alcohol completely, according to new government advice. It replaces existing advice...
Published: Fri, 25 May 2007 05:07:56 GMT
First Trimester Nuchal translucency (NT) Scan
The test is performed between 11 weeks and 13 weeks 6 days into your pregnancy and may show 'soft' markers for chromosomal abnormalities, such as an increased fetal nuchal translucency (back of the neck) to enable detection of Down's syndrome fetuses...
Published: Thu, 17 May 2007 23:28:17 GMT
Home pregnancy tests are a common way to detect a pregnancy in the very early weeks
When a women first thinks she may be pregnant she might purchase a home pregnancy test (HPT).
HPTs are designed to detect the hormone hCG What is hCG?...
Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 22:48:44 GMT
Improving your and your partner's lifestyle will definitely help increase your chances to get pregnant.
Understanding your body and the way it works is essential in learning how to optimise your possibilities of conception.
Many times, some simple lifestyle changes can improve your chances of conceiving.
Some of these changes include: Exercise regularly, manage their weight, eat healthfully.
Remember, fertile couples have a 25 percent chance of getting pregnant each cycle...
Published: Sun, 08 Apr 2007 20:53:54 GMT
Researchers have discovered a pair of twins who are identical through their mother's side, but share only half their genes on their father's side. The 'semi-identical' twins are the result of two sperm cells fusing with a single egg, before becoming two embryos. An embryo created this way doesn't usually survive...
Published: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 20:01:40 GMT
'Super Tonio' was born weighing 14.5 pounds (6.6kg)
Monday Jan. 29, 2007 - Antonio Vasconcelos, born in Cancun, Mexico, at a whopping birth weight of 6.6 kilograms (14.5 pounds). According to doctors the baby drinks 5 ounces (150ml) of milk every three hours and is wearing diapers meant for a six month old baby.
1 Year old, little Ruby, born 12.5 ounces (354g)
Saturday Feb. 3, 2007 - Britain's tiniest baby, Ruby Angel Dunn is one year old. Born 14 weeks premature at just 12.5oz (354g), now weighes nearly 11 pounds (4.9kg).
Florida - February 20th, 2007
Amillia Taylor was just 9.5 inches (24.13 centimeters) long and weighed less than 10 ounces (284grams) when she was born Oct. 24. She was delivered after just under 22 weeks of pregnancy.
Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 00:04:29 GMT
How long is Pregnancy?
If you are confused, you're not alone. While most people talk about pregnancy being 9 months long (divided into three trimesters), most health care providers refer to pregnancy as being 40 weeks long, starting with your last known menstrual period (LMP)....
Also: Weeks - Months - Calculator - Convertor
Published: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 00:24:21 GMT
Trimester Calculations from LMP, Conception or Retrieval dates.
The length of the trimesters is often a source of confusion. The word trimester means 'three months'. Three periods of three months each, gives pregnancy a beginning, a middle and an end period.
Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 06:10:38 GMT
Jack was the most popular name given to baby boys in England and Wales in 2006. Jack continues to be number one and has been the top boys name for 12 years. Thomas jumped one place to number two in the boys top five, replacing Joshua which fell one to number three. Oliver climbed one place to number four and Harry rose four places to number five.
Published: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 15:52:17 GMT
Olivia was the most popular name given to girl babies in England and Wales in 2006 up three places from last year. In the girls top five, Grace climbed five places to number two. Last years top name, Jessica, dropped two places to number three, Ruby shot up 11 places to number four while Emily (number one in 2004 and 2003) slipped three places to number five.
Published: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 15:45:24 GMT
Conception Calculator estimates probable conception dates from Birth date, LMP and Due dates.
Published: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 10:02:31 GMT
Not sure which week you are, use this tool:
Due Date and Weeks Calculator:
to show week by week, month by month and trimester fetus growth and pregnancy info.
Published: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:54:34 GMT
First trimester Ultrasound Sonogram Scan Pictures week by week
Published: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:45:03 GMT
Are you trying to get pregnant?
Knowing when you ovulate will help you time intercourse and that can improve your chances of getting pregnant.
Published: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 23:31:14 GMT
Not sure when your baby is due?
Use our handy due date calculator to work out the estimated date of arrival
Published: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 21:49:18 GMT
How your baby is developing inside you:
week by week, month by month and trimester fetus and pregnancy information.
Published: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:49:16 GMT
What decides gender and can you improve the chances of having a boy or girl?
Published: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 23:30:47 GMT
A personal week by week timeline of your pregnancy, calculate then print out your timeline or use the links to see how baby is growing and developing for any week in your pregnancy.
Published: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:55:57 GMT