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From your first pregnancy calculator and due date predictions, we have you covered. Just The Facts, Baby will prepare you with the expert pregnancy facts and advice you need to navigate your pregnancy in style. Here's how to look and feel your best and be prepared when your new baby arrives.

Baby's Development in the First Trimester

December 9th, 2014 | By: Dr. Peter Doubilet and Dr. Carol Benson
From single cell to human fetus: a detailed look at your baby’s first three months
Baby's Development in the First Trimester

After first discovering they’re pregnant, most women can’t wait to find out more about the changes that are about to take place in their bodies. The first trimester is the most amazing three-month period in biology; what begins as a single cell (the fertilized egg) will become a tiny fetus with all of the baby’s internal organs in place and recognizable human features in just 13 short weeks. Here’s a look at your baby’s development in the first trimester:

Get Back in Shape after Pregnancy

December 9th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Lose your mummy tummy in just minutes a day.
Get Back in Shape after Pregnancy

Celebrities make getting back in shape after pregnancy look like a piece of cake, but it’s not easy to lose the weight–especially around your mid section. Jill Miller, creator of the Pre and Post Natal DVD Coregeous, says the main reason women fail to lose their mummy tummy is that they don’t target the innermost abdominals–especially the obliques. 

Morning Sickness Survival Guide

December 9th, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
When morning sickness starts and what you can do to feel better.
Morning Sickness Survival Guide

Those first few months of pregnancy can be tough, especially when you suddenly can't stand the sight (or smell) of food. Morning sickness, or Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP), is the most common medical condition facing moms-to-be. It affects up to 80 percent of pregnant women, says Caroline Maltepe, coordinator of Motherisk's NVP Hotline at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Here's what you need to know to get through it.

Overcome your Fear of Child Birth

December 9th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Can’t stop fretting about your upcoming labor? Here’s how to put your fear of child birth to rest.
Overcome your Fear of Child Birth

When you think about childbirth, chances are the word "pain" is one of the first that comes to mind. While it's normal to feel a little apprehensive as you near the end of your pregnancy, some women can experience intense fear that makes them dread delivery and could actually affect their labor.

Creating the Perfect Birth Plan Form

December 9th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Writing out your labor and delivery goals helps give you more control during your birth. Here’s how to get started.
Creating the Perfect Birth Plan Form

For all you type-A moms-to-be, creating a birth plan is a great way to organize your thoughts and help put you in charge of your delivery. "It can also make you aware of options you didn't know existed," says Mary Murry, director of Nurse Midwives at the Mayo Clinic. Your birth plan can be as simple or as detailed as you like. The goal is to open lines of communication with your doctor, doula or midwife and make sure you don't overlook anything that may be important to you during labor.