You're Finally Pregnant! Here's Everything You Need to Know

The Next Steps After Achieving Pregnancy Success

Finally, you can say, "I'm pregnant!" Possibly after months and years of trying to conceive. But now what?

Making the transition from infertile to pregnant isn't easy. Your need for details and information may be stronger than other men and women who conceived with more ease. (Or without really "trying.")

It's normal to feel anxious and even a little out of control. Yes, even though you've dreamed of this moment for a long time!

Those who have been deep in the world of fertility are often eager for information on having a healthy pregnancy. These articles from Robin Elise Weiss, About.com's Pregnancy expert, will help you dig into this experience and be an empowered pregnant couple.

Twins, Triplets, and More: What You Need to Know

ultrasound with twins, someone finally able to say I'm pregnant! after infertility
If you're going through fertility treatments, you'll likely find out if you're carrying twins (or more!) early in your pregnancy. Chris Sternal-Johnson / Getty Images

Women who have gone through fertility treatments are more likely to get pregnant with twins, triplets, or more when compared to those who got pregnant without medical help.

Here are the answers to your questions on multiple pregnancy:

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Here's How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy

Woman now pregnant and practicing yoga
Prenatal yoga is a good exercise for pregnancy. KidStock / Getty Images

All these months (and years!) of trying to conceive, you've begged to experience morning sickness. Now it's here, and you can't be happier - but some coping tips would help!

Learn how to have a healthy, more comfortable pregnancy.

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Calculating Your Due Date

Ultrasound photos with calendar, you're first question after you're pregnant may be when you're due
Your due date is more of an approximation of when you may give birth -- it's not set in stone!. Jamie Grill / Getty Images

Are you wondering when you'll get to meet your baby? You can calculate your due date using this calculator.

(Though if you're anything like myself, you might have already figured this out before you knew you were pregnant!)

You can also learn more about due dates, including what happens if the due date is wrong or how due dates are calculated.

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When to Tell, Who to Tell, and How to Tell

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Only you can decide when you're ready to share the news. digitalskillet / Getty Images

This is a big one for couples going through infertility, especially if a miscarriage (or more) has occurred in the past.

How do you decide when to tell? When you do decide, how can you do it? And what if someone reacts negatively to your good news? Get the details in these articles.

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Follow Your Baby's Growth

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Tracking how your baby grows and how your body changes throughout the pregnancy can help you bond with your unborn child. Ruslan Dashinsky / Getty Images

How does your baby grow throughout the pregnancy? Following the growth of your little one is a common way to bond with your unborn child.

Learn everything you need to know about fetal development here.

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Finding a Practitioner

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Take the time to find the right doctor or midwife for you. Hybrid Images / Getty Images

No matter how wonderful your reproductive endocrinologist may be, he's most likely not going to continue to be your doctor or offer prenatal care.

It's time to find an OB (or obstetrician.)

You may be able to stay with your current gynecologist, but keep in mind he or she may not be the OB of your dreams. Or perhaps you'd prefer midwife care.

Whatever your situation, it's time to do some research and find the right caregiver for you.

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Choose a Place of Birth

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You can choose between a hospital, a birth center, or a home birth, depending on how your pregnancy goes. Andersen Ross / Getty Images

Something you may not have thought about is where you'd like to give birth. The big birth day may seem far away, but it'll be here faster than you think!

Do you want a hospital birth? Or do you want to try a birth center? Maybe you're interested in a homebirth?

How can you choose the right place?

Don't wait until you're almost ready to pop to start looking into birth places. You may not have enough time to explore all your options.

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