Blood types plays an important role during pregnancy. It's even possible for your blood type to be incompatible with your unborn child. What determines your baby's blood type and Rh factor? How do you know if you're incompatible? And how could that impact pregnancy and your labor and delivery?
You arrive at your OB/GYN appointment, and they ask you to pee in a small cup. They’re not testing to see if you’re pregnant- so what exactly are they looking for? Will you need to pee in a cup before every appointment?
As you get closer to your due date, your provider may perform a fetal non-stress test. The non-stress test (or NST, as it’s sometimes called) is an alternative to the contraction stress test. The NST gives similar results, but is less invasive and therefore more commonly used. Read on for all the details on this prenatal test!
If you’re expecting your first baby, you might be wondering… How will I know if I’m in labor? Will early labor and contractions be obvious? Will my water dramatically break like it does on television? Contrary to what you might see on the television and in movies, the water breaking is the first thing to happen only in about 20% of pregnancies.