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Getting to know the hospital
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Getting to know the hospital

Should I visit the hospital before my labor day?Yes. Most hospitals offer tours of the obstetrical floor at designated times, and it& 39;s a good idea to take advantage of this opportunity. In fact, if you& 39;re taking childbirth education classes at the hospital where you& 39;ll be giving birth, you& 39;ll probably get a tour at some point during the course.

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How to teach your child to hoop

1:40 min| 1,285,570 viewsA certified hooping instructor shows you how to teach your child to hoop.Show transcriptHooping instructor Granetta Coleman: Some people hoop for fun, some people hoop for fitness. Either way, it& 39;s a great activity for kids. So grab a hoop and show & 39;em how it& 39;s done.
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Best tricks for soothing a crying baby

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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What happens to your baby in the nursery

Narrator: An hour after being born by c-section and bonding with his beaming parents, baby Francis is leaving his mother& 39;s arms in the recovery room to head off on his first solo adventure: a visit to the hospital nursery.Francis is placed in a heated isolette for his big trip to the maternity floor.
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Inside pregnancy: Weeks 28 to 37

1:54 min| 19,863,625 viewsWelcome to the last trimester! Your baby can see light and is gaining weight rapidly in preparation for birth.Video note: Contains medically accurate illustrations.Join your birth club and find other parents due when you are.Show transcriptNarrator: You and your baby are beginning your last trimester together.
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How we announced our baby's birth

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Deciding to work or stay at home

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: Induction

Narrator: Sometimes your body needs a little jumpstart to kick into labor.Today, Cheryl – 39 weeks pregnant – has arrived for her scheduled induction at Abington Memorial Hospital, in Abington, Pennsylvania.There are many forms of induction but all have the same goal, says Dr. Richard Carapellotti, Cheryl& 39;s obstetrician.
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How to calm a crying baby

Narrator: Those cries and tears can be tough to bear and harder to quiet.Pediatrician Desmond Runyon: It drives parents crazy and especially a new set of parents who aren& 39;t used to this. It& 39;s normal for babies to cry. They don& 39;t have a lot of other ways of signaling what& 39;s going on in their lives.
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How to put sunscreen on a toddler

How to put sunscreen on your toddlerAPPLYING SUNSCREENPut a physical barrier between the sun and your child with a product that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxideLook for broad-spectrum coverage with an SPF of at least 15Apply sunscreen before going outdoors, no matter the weatherReapply every two hours or right after swimming or towel dryingCover evenly on all exposed skinCommonly forgotten spots are the backs of hands, tops of feet, and between fingers and toesPut sunscreen on your kid& 39;s face lastDon& 39;t forget your child& 39;s ears, lips, and hair partSUNSCREEN TIPSMake it fun!
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How to store and use breast milk

Narrator: Kim, mom of 4-month-old Natalie, has learned how to pump her breast milk.Now she wants to know how to safely store the milk and later feed it to her daughter.Shari Criso – a nurse, midwife, and lactation consultant – will be showing Kim how it& 39;s done.Lactation consultant Shari Criso: Breast milk is a very stable food, and it doesn& 39;t have to be refrigerated right away.
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What I love most about parenthood

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How can I maintain my friendships as a new parent?

Maintaining friendships after the baby arrives is really tough. But I feel that the onus for maintaining the friendship should be on the woman who didn& 39;t have the baby. Because you& 39;re consumed with that baby when it& 39;s born - and you should be. That& 39;s your priority, that is the number one thing in your life.
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4 ways you can use pregnancy to prepare financially

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Newborn care immediately after birth

1:38 min| 2,731,133 viewsEver wonder what happens to a baby right after birth? Watch this video to see the type of care a newborn typically receives in the hospital, from getting the umbilical cord cut to having an Apgar test.Show transcriptour site presentsNewborn care immediately after birthDr. La Follette: Deep breath in, she& 39;s coming…breathe, breathe…she& 39;s coming, she& 39;s coming.
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Inside pregnancy: Labor and birth

2:20 min| 22,105,346 viewsContractions begin and the cervix gradually opens. See the stages of labor and watch a baby being born.Video note: Contains illustrations of medical situations and nudity. If you’re in a public place, consider watching it later.Prepare for labor and delivery with our free childbirth class.
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How to teach your child to ride a bike

Bicycle educator Breen Goodwin: If you could have any bike, what color would you want?Gabriela: Blue.Goodwin: Blue?Goodwin: Hi, I& 39;m Breen Goodwin, the education director at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. I teach children and adults how to ride a bicycle safely without the need for training wheels.
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Water safety: How to protect your child

Narrator: As much fun as water can be, it& 39;s dangerous for young children no matter where you find it – in a pool, tub, sink, or toilet, or even a dog bowl or water bucket.A baby or toddler can drown in less than an inch of water, and even children who can swim should never be unsupervised.In fact, in the vast majority of child drowning deaths, the child was under someone& 39;s supervision – so it& 39;s crucial to understand water safety and maintain an eagle eye.
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How to get rid of lice in your home

Lice is a hassle, but it& 39;s manageable. We have a few steps that you can follow to get rid of lice in your home. There are some things that you definitely don& 39;t need to do, including quarantining the pet or washing every last piece of clothing in your wardrobe. Lice don’t hop or jump, and they don& 39;t live off the host for more than 24 hours.
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How to make baby food at home

1:31 min| 5,852,292 viewsStarting solids can be an exciting time for you and your baby. Learn how to make baby food at home the stress-free way with our easy steps, from choosing your equipment to storing first foods.Show transcriptour site presentsHow to make baby food at homeMaking baby food at home doesn& 39;t have to be hardIt can be easy on you (and your wallet!
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How should I praise my child?

Praise is an excellent way to motivate your child or reward them for good behavior. However, too much praise can create a situation where your child expects praise for every activity they do or only do activities that will result in praise. Good praise is specific and related to effort, not just outcome.
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