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Ode to moms

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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Vitamin D in your pregnancy diet

Why you need vitamin D during pregnancyYour body needs vitamin D to maintain proper levels of calcium and phosphorus, which help build your baby& 39;s bones and teeth.What happens if you don& 39;t get enough vitamin DVitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy. Inadequate vitamin D can lead to abnormal bone growth, fractures, or rickets in newborns.
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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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Baby sleep: 5 tips for daylight saving

Baby sleep: 5 tips for daylight saving1. Adjust bedtimeA week before the time change, adjust bedtime.SPRING FORWARD: 10 mins earlier each nightFALL BACK: 10 mins later each night2. Set the moodThirty to 60 minutes before bedtime, dim the lights and turn off all screens.3. Keep it coolOur core body temperature has to dip in order to fall asleep.
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Signs your breastfed baby is eating enough

2:47 min| 1,238,603 viewsIt can be hard to tell how much your newborn is eating while breastfeeding. But if you know the signs of a well-fed baby, you can put your mind at ease. Lactation consultant Julie Hawksley describes what to look for when you want to make sure your baby is getting enough nourishment.
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Giving birth to multiples

Will I have to deliver by c-section if I& 39;m carrying more than one baby?Not necessarily. Whether you& 39;re able to try for a vaginal birth depends a lot on how the babies & 34;present& 34;– that is, how they& 39;re positioned in the uterus.Most practitioners recommend trying for a vaginal birth as long as:Both babies are head down (which they are in about 40 percent of twin pregnancies).
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