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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.

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.

Baby Development By Trimester

September 2nd, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
From when you can hear your baby’s heartbeat to what her first movements feel like, here’s how your baby develops throughout your pregancy
Baby Development By Trimester

Wondering what your baby is up to in your belly? We asked world-renowned radiologists, Drs. Peter Doubilet and Carol Benson, the five most common questions moms-to-be have when it comes to fetal development.

Six Ways to Prevent Varicose Veins

July 15th, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
How to handle this common pregnancy side effect
Six Ways to Prevent Varicose Veins

Pregnancy comes with many perks (lustrous hair, glowing skin, new baby!), but there are a few side effects most women could do without. If you dread short season because of the post-pregnancy varicose and spider veins snaking up your legs, here’s what you should know.

Could You Have Pregnancy Gingivitis?

April 14th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Find out why proper dental care during your pregnancy is crucial for mom and baby.
Could You Have Pregnancy Gingivitis?

“Pregnancy can be really hard on your teeth,” says Dr. Florence Lockhart, a Vancouver-based dentist. The hormonal shift (which is more pronounced in some women) can result in increased bacteria, putting you at a greater risk of tooth decay. Plus, you may be craving bad foods and eating more sugar than normal, or vomiting due to morning sickness – the acidity can leach minerals out of the teeth.

What Happens to Your Body During Pregnancy

March 6th, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
From excess saliva to changing shoe sizes–five pregnancy side effects you may not know about.
What Happens to Your Body During Pregnancy

You may have expected the nausea, sore breasts and backache, but what about the nosebleeds, excess saliva and constipation? Here are five common pregnancy-related symptoms most new moms-to-be don't know about: