It is very unlikely that a urinary tract infection would cause a false negative pregnancy test. And it is completely safe to use a home pregnancy test with…

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If you’re pregnant, limit caffeine to 200 milligrams each day. This is about the amount in 1½ 8-ounce cups of coffee or one 12-ounce cup of coffee. If…

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Some research suggests that drinking more than one sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened drink a day during pregnancy could raise the risk of preterm birth. These findings are not…

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Your developing baby has already gone through a few name changes in the first few weeks of pregnancy. Generally, your baby will be called an embryo from conception…

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First trimester: 1-4.5 pounds. Second trimester: 1-2 pounds per week. Third trimester: 1-2 pounds per week. How much weight does a baby gain in the last weeks of…

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An early pregnancy test might pick up very low amounts of hCG. However, it’s possible that you don’t have enough circulating hCG to get a positive result even…

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Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems for developing babies, including preterm birth, low birth weight, and birth defects of the mouth and lip. Smoking during…

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The active ingredients in Excedrin Tension Headache are acetaminophen and caffeine. In the amounts found in Excedrin Tension Headache, these drugs are generally safe to use by pregnant…

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Atenolol can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Atenolol crosses the placental barrier and appears in cord blood. Atenolol use in pregnant women resulted in…

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Urine tests during pregnancy. You’ll have a urine test at your first prenatal visit and at later visits, too. The urinalysis tests for sugar, protein, ketones, bacteria, and…

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