Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. Whether you're dreaming of motherhood, trying to conceive, or already pregnant, you've come to the right place. This section of womenshealth.gov will help you learn what you can do before, during, and after pregnancy to give your baby a healthy start to life. Begin your motherhood journey here...
•Before You Get Pregnant: Information for All Women – A healthy pregnancy begins before you become pregnant. Learn why, as well as tips to help you conceive and what to do if you have problems.
•You're Pregnant: Now What? – Pregnancy can be a time of both joy and uncertainty. Learn about milestones and prenatal care, food and fitness, as well as dealing with discomforts and unexpected problems.
•Getting Ready for Baby – Find out how to prepare for parenthood. Get tips on choosing a doctor for your baby, buying a car seat, baby-proofing your home, and more.
•Childbirth and Beyond – Learn how to spot the signs of labor. Find out about the shots, tests, and screenings your newborn will receive right after birth. And learn how to care for yourself and your baby in the first precious few weeks.
•Mom-to-Be Tools – Chart your basal body temperature. Calculate your due date. Print our handy Pregnancy Dos and Don'ts guide. Use these quizzes, calculators, lists, and print-and-go guides during and after pregnancy.