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C-section recovery: Wound care

Narrator: It& 39;s 6:15 a.m., and Lori is being prepped for her scheduled cesarean, or c-section.Lori: I was instructed not to eat or drink anything after midnight last night.Nurse: This one is to monitor to see if you& 39;re having any contractions.Narrator: Part of the routine involves taking steps to reduce the risk of infection.
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How to care for your baby's teeth and gums

Dentist Ricardo Perez: It is critical that dental care starts early. We want all children to have healthy teeth, beautiful smiles, and benefit from excellent dental health.Narrator: Dr. Ricardo Perez is a third-generation pediatric dentist in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
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Inside pregnancy: Weeks 15 to 20

Narrator: Between 15 and 20 weeks, your baby will more than double in size. As his body grows, his nervous system is rapidly maturing.His nerves are connecting his brain to the rest of his body – traveling from the brain through the brainstem and down the spine, and beginning to extend into his torso and limbs.
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The five top questions new parents ask their pediatrician

2:49 min| 2,153,143 viewsPediatrician Lisa Dana answers the most common questions parents ask at their first well-baby visit.Show transcriptHi, I& 39;m Dr. Dana, and today I& 39;m going to be talking about the most common questions I get at the first newborn visit. Your first newborn visit will happen one to three days after you& 39;re discharged from the hospital.
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Inside pregnancy: How your baby hears sound

The music that Lia and Liron play for the baby penetrates the amniotic fluid and vibrates the fetus& 39;s eardrum. Sound waves are passed on to three tiny bones: the hammer, the anvil, and the stirrup. The cochlea, in the inner ear, receives the sound waves, encodes them into electrical pulses, and transfers them to the brain.
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My top parenting challenge

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 to treat your child for lice

3:09 min| 1,161,354 viewsWatch pediatrician Lisa Dana show how to do a lice shampoo and comb-out on your child.Show transcriptLice is everywhere. It is not a hazard to your child& 39;s health and it is not a sign of a dirty home. It& 39;s just a nuisance.The good news is that it& 39;s not that hard to treat.
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Should we find out our baby's sex?

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The key to a happy relationship after having a baby

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I just had a baby. How can I get back to feeling great?

1:46 min| 1,173,274 viewsShow transcriptour site trends and lifestyle contributor Laurie Gelman: My three bestpostpartum beauty or style tips to get moms back to feeling great after they& 39;ve had a baby.First of all, don& 39;t fall into that trap where you wear nothing but pajamas around the house all day because you just don& 39;t feel like getting dressed or you& 39;re too tired.
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Inside pregnancy: Weeks 1 to 9

2:17 min| 26,525,031 viewsIn early pregnancy your baby grows dramatically, from a tiny dot to the size of a grape.Video note: Contains medically accurate illustrations.Join your birth club and find other parents due when you are.Show transcriptWithin a week of conception, your fertilized egg, known as a blastocyst, will make its way to your uterus.
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Childproofing away from home

Narrator: The key to childproofing when you& 39;re away from home is planning ahead.Dr. James Schmidt: Open up really big!Narrator: James Schmidt is an emergency room pediatrician and cofounder of wellhomecheck.org, based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Schmidt sees injured children all the time.Doctor: The startling point is that almost all these injuries are preventable.
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The biggest money mistake new parents make

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Inside pregnancy: Girl or boy?

Narrator: Your baby& 39;s sex is set at conception.At around 7 weeks, your baby& 39;s internal sex organs – such as ovaries and testes – begin to form in the abdomen.Male and female sex organs and genitalia look the same at this stage because they& 39;re derived from the same structures.At around 9 weeks, boys and girls begin to develop differently.
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Preemies in the NICU: A visual tour

Narrator: Birth is an exciting time for most families, but for the one in eight who deliver their babies prematurely, it can be a frightening experience.Few are prepared for the days, weeks, and even months of round-the-clock care their babies will need in the hospital NICU.Dr. Jacqueline Evans: NICU stands for neonatal intensive care unit, and it& 39;s a specialized unit for babies who have some problems after birth – anywhere from mild problems to severe problems.
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Newborn Apgar test

2:37 min| 816,229 viewsFind out what APGAR means and what doctors evaluate in the minutes after your baby is born.Show transcriptNarrator: The very first test your newborn receives is the Apgar score – given one minute after birth and again at five minutes.You may not even realize the test is being done as you& 39;re seeing your baby for the first time.
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Inside pregnancy: Weeks 21 to 27

Narrator: Between 21 and 27 weeks, your baby& 39;s sense of touch is developing, along with his unique fingerprints.When you rub or gently press on your belly, you may feel your baby squirm or kick in response.He can feel his own face now, as well as anything within his reach, including the umbilical cord.
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Giving birth with a midwife

4:16 min| 2,600,760 viewsWhat makes a midwife different from a doctor? Learn how a midwife can help before and during delivery.Prepare for labor and delivery with our free childbirth class.Show transcriptNarrator: One of the most important and personal decisions you& 39;ll make during pregnancy is choosing a healthcare provider for yourself and your baby.
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What physical activities are safe for me and my baby during pregnancy?

Physical activity is a great way to stay healthy throughout pregnancy, to reduce stress, and to prepare yourself for childbirth. The most important message that I always tell women is to listen to your body.So for example, if you like to go running, most women will either start to slow down the pace of their running – sometimes they& 39;ll shorten their mileage – or they& 39;ll do a combination of walking and running.
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How to teach your child to jump rope

2:50 min| 1,108,264 viewsAn accomplished jump rope coach demonstrates how to teach your child to jump rope in six easy steps.Show transcriptKia: That& 39;s cool!Jump rope instructor Buddy Lee: Hi, I& 39;m Buddy Lee, your personal jump rope training coach.Parents, I& 39;m going to teach you how to teach your kids the right way to jump.
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