Pregnancy and Parenting

From conception to cradle, the Pregnancy and Parenting Channel guides you on the journey to parenthood. Learn what to expect when you're expecting.

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An alarming percentage of kids today are not getting the proper amount of calcium each day, placing them at serious risk for osteoporosis and other bone diseases. What can you do to keep the calcium crisis from affecting your children?

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Colorblindness is a genetic deficiency that affects about 10 percent of boys and 1 percent of girls. Find out how colorblindness works and what you can do to help your colorblind child cope.

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Mothers of all kinds of species take extreme measures to protect and nurture their young. What makes females so motherly? Is it instinct -- or learned?

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As any parent can tell you, children are naturally curious and love to put things in their mouths, noses and ears. Here's a list of common choking hazards that you should look out for.

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Babies are born programmed to learn language, and are actually quite adept at it. Find out about their language learning process and what to expect from your baby as she develops her verbal communication skills.

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Parents often know intuitively when something is not quite right with their child's development. Find out what signs to watch out for in detecting a disability in your child.

With a slew of recent research to support the benefits to child, mother and society overall, experts seem to agree: breast milk is best. What do you need to know before you start breastfeeding?

By Christina Breda

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How do you talk about sex education to kids? Learn about the benefits of talking openly about sex education with kids.

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As any parent knows, all kids get child fevers, but sometimes it's tough to know whether your child's fever requires you to visit a pediatrician. How can you judge the severity of a child's fever?

Going back to school has a long list of to dos. Take a look at these tips for organizing a locker in this article.

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Male infertility means the male is unable to impregnate the female because of male factors. Learn what the causes of male infertility are and discover if you can resolve your male infertility issues with your doctor.

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Psychologists suggest that the key to determining how a kid is doing is to look at how the parents are doing. Learn how happy parents make happy kids.

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If you think breastfeeding is out of the question just because you're having multiples, think again. There are countless reasons that breastfeeding may prove to be the best option, even with twins or triplets.

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What do you need to know about infertility? Get some basic facts about infertility, and remember that you're not alone.

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There are many factors that contribute to your ability to ovulate, conceive and carry a pregnancy to term, and many times infertility can be a male problem. Learn about what you can do to help prevent infertility.

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When it comes to human reproduction, animal metaphors are popular, with all those birds, bees and even storks. Here, we turn to biology to learn how human reproduction works.

By Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D. & Molly Edmonds

During a pregnancy, different kinds of prenatal testing are an important part of the process. Learn how all the different tests protect both mother and child.

By Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D.

Smoking is dangerous for pregnant women for many reasons — learn why.

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Smoking is dangerous for pregnant women for many reasons -- learn why.

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During pregnancy, an egg transforms from a tiny mass of cells into a living, breathing baby. Learn how the fetus develops during each trimester of the pregnancy and find out how the baby finally makes its way into the world.

By Stephanie Watson