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.
What Is an Ectopic Pregnancy?
The Shocking Story of Lina Medina, Who Gave Birth at Age 5
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What Did People Do Before Infant Formula Was Invented?
Baby Won't Sleep? 5 Tips From a Baby Sleep Coach
Sometimes Babies Are Born With Teeth
Spanking Has Declined Sharply in the U.S. in Last 25 Years, Study Finds
American Academy of Pediatrics Says Spanking Is Ineffective
You Can't Name Your Baby That!
Despite What You Think, Today's Teens Are Better Adjusted Than Gen X Teens
Certain Adolescent Brains Can't Stop Gaming. That's Good and Bad — Here's Why
Does your teen have too much responsibility?
What can you do at home to help childhood depression?
What are some fun activities for blind children?
What are some fun things to do with kids who have cancer?
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A new device tested on fetal lambs could change care for human preemies, immersing them in a "biobag" with lab-made amniotic fluid, keeping them underwater for weeks.
U.S. government survey shows that rates of drinking, smoking and having sex are all lower today than 25 years ago.
It turns out that colicky babies in different countries don't cry the same amount. A new study measured which nation's newborns cried most.
Couples who feel judged for passing on parenthood might be right, study finds.
By Julia Layton
New analysis also shows that preemies born between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy are less likely to develop health issues.
Vital signs monitors for babies may seem helpful, or least they can't hurt, but some scientists warn they are of little use and exacerbate parental fears.
By Alia Hoyt
Does an only child exhibit different behavior and personality than one with siblings? Or is this spoiled reputation nothing more than a persistent cultural myth?
Behavioral psychologists have always thought children could start spotting intentional falsehoods around the age of 4. Turns out it's probably much younger.
The childbearing age for U.S. women has been steadily creeping up for years. A huge, new study looks at how the delay in having kids is linked to how long a woman lives.
A new study looked at the types of injuries sustained from trampoline park accidents, highlighting the need for better safety standards in these theme parks.
Moving can turn a kid's world inside out. A massive, new Danish study has produced some sobering data on how moves affect kids.
By Robert Lamb
Even though the NIH banned funding for work on chimera embryos, a scientist explains why it's necessary — and not unethical.
By Dave Roos
That's according to two authors who combed through five decades of research on 160,000 kids and found that spanking leads to negative outcomes all around.
In Finland, the government issues every newborn a cardboard box to sleep in. Now the "baby box" maternity package is revolutionizing global public health.
Parents who have more empathy for their children’s struggles have happier, healthier kids. But that empathy that helps their kids might not be serving parents so well.
Being deprived of oxygen can lead to brain injuries. Strangely enough, gender can play a role in those injuries in newborns.
By Julia Layton
A trio of economists reports that kids in larger families may have more to worry about than simply sharing a room or dealing with hand-me-downs.
By John Donovan