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.


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.

Researchers unveil findings that parents of princess-wannabes could find royally alarming. But they shouldn't.

Moving can turn a kid's world inside out. A massive, new Danish study has produced some sobering data on how moves affect kids.

Lots of babies can't nurse, whether it's because of their own health issues or those affecting the mother. A new $1 feeding cup could change that common scenario.

Even though the NIH banned funding for work on chimera embryos, a scientist explains why it's necessary — and not unethical.

Janet Jackson's pregnancy raised interest in reproductive assistance for older parents. Which mind-blowing techniques are on the horizon?

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.

Children who throw tantrums are more likely to get a tablet or smartphone as a calming device, but does that only delay trouble? New research examines the topic.

Being deprived of oxygen can lead to brain injuries. Strangely enough, gender can play a role in those injuries in newborns.

Controversy surrounding mitochondrial replacement has created a fear of designer babies. Will a new scientific paper convince the FDA this fear is unwarranted?

But researchers are working on a method to boost the microbiota of babies born by C-section.

Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder have been rising over the past two decades, along with obesity and diabetes in women of childbearing age. How are these related?

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.

The brains of diagnosed compulsive gamers operate differently from the rest of us, mostly in beneficial ways, but sometimes in negative ways.

It's practically the holy grail of infant care, and now, conveniently, it's on YouTube.

A U.S. trial program will implant uteruses from deceased women into live volunteers, allowing them to carry a child. Experts are divided on the procedure.

Using electronics just before bedtime can be positive — and negative.

MRSA is nasty infection that's worrisome enough on its own, but if you're a nursing mom, should you be concerned about passing it on to your baby?

Why does "Hush, Little Baby" send your wee one off to dreamland? Read on to find out how lullabies affect your baby.

It seems unbelievable that a baby's placenta could cause the mother to break out in a nasty itchy rash, but it happens occasionally. What causes the allergy?

Pregnancy brings women that lovely glow -- shiny hair, great skin, an aura of happiness. It also brings some not-so-lovely things, like excessive burping and farting. Go ahead, blame the baby! Here's why.

There are a lot of opinions about what breast-feeding women should avoid, but only some of them are supported by science. Can new moms get inked? Yes, but with a couple of caveats.

Pregnancy is all about celebrating your body. But is it safe to celebrate it permanently -- with a tattoo? Here's what we know.