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How your body changes during pregnancy
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How your body changes during pregnancy

In your first few months of pregnancy, hormones flood your body. Your baby is still tiny, but already your body is changing. Your breasts start to swell and may feel tender. Tiredness, nausea, and a frequent need to pee are common pregnancy symptoms.In your second trimester, your growing uterus gradually rises up out of your pelvis.

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How much screen time is okay for my child?

Screens are everywhere. They& 39;re part of our daily lives, they& 39;re in schools, parents oftentimes have multiple devices that they use at home, and even in the pediatrician& 39;s office there& 39;s a screen that your child& 39;s doctor uses to document information. This can be confusing for parents to think about how best to set rules in their home and message to their children about using a screen.
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Inside pregnancy: Weeks 10 to 14

2:04 min| 16,371,656 viewsFingerprints and nails are forming, and eyes and ears move into place so your baby can squint and grimace.Video note: Contains medically accurate illustrations.Join your birth club and find other parents due when you are.Show transcriptAt ten weeks and barely the size of a kumquat, your baby is entering the fetal stage of development.
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Positions to ease labor pain

2:47 min| 3,605,750 viewsYour baby is almost here! Get ready with these eight helpful positions that can make your labor go faster and relieve pain during each stage of labor.Show transcriptour site presents8 positions to ease labor painsDifferent positions can help labor progress faster and relieve painA study found that women who walked or stayed upright during early and active labor reduced their labor time by about an hourNote for the birthing partner: Listen to the laboring mother and follow her lead 1: Butterfly poseGood for the first stage of laborThis pose gently stretches the pelvic floor and inner thighsAnd can be done with an epidural 2: Rocking cat Good for any stage of labor (including pushing)Being on all fours during active labor and pushing can turn a faceup baby facedown for an easier deliveryThis is a good position for your partner to give you a back massage or to apply pressure on your lower back 3: Supported squatGood for active laborYour partner holds you under your arms so you can rest in the squat positionGravity and a wider opening help your baby descendYour partner can also hold you this way if you& 39;re in a birthing tub 4: Standing forward wall leanGood for any part of labor (even pushing)This position takes pressure off your lower backAnd puts gravity to work!
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Tips for taking your baby's temperature

Narrator: LIKE MANY PARENTS, JADE DREADS HAVING TO TAKE HER BABY’S TEMPERATURE.Jade Urenda: “Whenever she feels hot, I kind of freak out a little bit because it& 39;s really difficult to take her temperature, just because she wiggles around so much.”Narrator: TODAY, JADE AND 4-MONTH-OLD OLIVIA ARE VISITING DR.
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How to make 3 perfect pregnancy meals

Narrator: Eating wisely is a big responsibility when you& 39;re expecting.Dietitian Johanna Ballard: There& 39;s no one perfect pregnancy food. It& 39;s about eating a variety of different foods to give you the vitamins and minerals you need to support a healthy pregnancy.Narrator: Today Angie, a first-time expectant mom, will learn how to make three perfect pregnancy meals.
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How to teach your child to throw a flying disc

Ultimate coach Sarah McNamara: Hi, I& 39;m Sarah McNamara and I& 39;m a USA Ultimate coach.I& 39;m looking forward to showing you the basics of a throw so that you can teach your child and they can enjoy this sport as much as I do.McNamara: Hey Tyler, how you doing?Tyler: Good.McNamara: Good. This is the disc we are going to use today.
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My biggest parenting surprise

Our site is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming. With thousands of award-winning articles and community groups, you can track your pregnancy and baby& 39;s growth, get answers to your toughest questions, and connect with moms, dads, and expectant parents just like you.
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How many kids should we have?

Our site is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming. With thousands of award-winning articles and community groups, you can track your pregnancy and baby& 39;s growth, get answers to your toughest questions, and connect with moms, dads, and expectant parents just like you.
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Live birth: Natural

Narrator: Samiyyah is the owner of a day spa in Philadelphia. She is 38 weeks pregnant with her second child.Samiyyah: With the first pregnancy, I delivered in a hospital, and it was very restricting, you know, being confined to the bed, not being able to, you know, move when I felt my body wanted me to do certain things.
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Baby on the move: Crawling

2:29 min| 4,010,952 viewsSee the signs that your baby& 39;s ready to crawl and a variety of crawling styles.Video note: Nothing graphic here! Keep calm and carry on.Show transcriptNarrator: Ten-and-a-half-month-old Gabrielle& 39;s favorite game is chase.Gina: We did give her the nickname & 34;Tiger.& 34;Narrator: Crawling is a child& 39;s first attempt at mobility -- and getting there is more complicated than putting one hand in front of the other.
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Live birth: Twins

Narrator: Twenty-eight weeks ago, Jennifer and Mike, two practicing medical doctors, got the surprise of their lives.Jennifer: I just went in for a routine ultrasound at about nine weeks, ten weeks. As soon as the image came up, I knew it was twins.Mike: It was… shocking. We kinda were both at a loss for words…Jennifer: That& 39;s like the image that& 39;s burned into both of our brains.
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Inside pregnancy: Your baby's DNA

Let& 39;s take a minute to enter the mysterious world of genetics. The process starts at fertilization. The mother& 39;s and father& 39;s genetic codes bond, and the fertilized egg carries the baby& 39;s genetic code.Genes are arranged in chains, like a string of pearls, called DNA. Every time a cell splits during the fetus& 39;s development, it creates an identical copy of itself in each cell.
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How can I make space for my baby in the bedroom?

1:15 min| 1,332,378 viewsA few key tricks will help you create a nice non-nursery space for your baby, says lifestyle expert Laurie Gelman.Show transcriptLaurie Gelman: To successfully add a baby to your own room, you have to remember that it needs to stay your room. You do not want the baby& 39;s stuff to take over.
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6 ways to connect with your baby

6 WAYS TO CONNECT WITH YOUR BABYIt can take time for a deep and mutual attachment to develop. These six ideas can help you bond and connect. 1 TOUCHHold your baby often.Have plenty of skin-to-skin cuddle time.Don& 39;t worry about holding your baby too much. 2 PLAYEngage with your baby through play.PeekabooTickle timeSinging songs 3 KNOW YOUR BABY& 39;S CUESYour baby has her own way of expressing herself.
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Inside pregnancy: How food reaches your baby

Lia& 39;s meal descends through her esophagus. In her stomach, the food will be broken down into glucose, fats, and protein. After digestion, the food will be absorbed into the blood and passed from mother to child through the placenta, a very efficient filter that rejects harmful elements, such as bacteria, that can harm the fetus.
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Preemies in the NICU: How parents can help

Two pound, 11 ounce Noah was born 13 weeks early. Today this lifesaving equipment and isolette take the place of his mother& 39;s womb.Noah& 39;s mom: This is Noah. Right now, I can tell you he& 39;s a fighter. He& 39;s so strong already. And he, he& 39;s curious, he looks around a lot.Narrator: Trying to parent your preemie in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, may feel impossible…Mom: What I would like to do right now is just to pick him up and hold him… all the time.
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Childproofing for your newborn

Narrator: Before they& 39;re mobile, babies can& 39;t get into as much trouble on their own.But there are many hidden hazards to watch out for.As an emergency room pediatrician and cofounder of wellhomecheck.org, based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Dr. Joel Clingenpeel would rather teach parents about home safety than treat their child in the emergency room.
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How to brush and floss your child's teeth

Narrator: Around age 5, children begin to lose their baby teeth. Their new teeth need to last a lifetime, so it& 39;s important to develop healthy oral care routines.Regular visits to the dentist can help.Dentist Ricardo Perez: Raise your chin up a little bit.The visit to the pediatric dentist or to the dentist is to establish a relationship with this child and to make an oral health assessment of the child& 39;s dental health.
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Childcare that works for us

Our site is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming. With thousands of award-winning articles and community groups, you can track your pregnancy and baby& 39;s growth, get answers to your toughest questions, and connect with moms, dads, and expectant parents just like you.
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The benefits of swaddling your baby

Pediatrician Carl Seashore: Swaddling is one of many things that parents can do to help soothe a baby who& 39;s fussing.Narrator: Pediatrician Carl Seashore is the director of the newborn nursery at North Carolina Children& 39;s Hospital, and an advocate of swaddling, or wrapping a baby snugly in a blanket.
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