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That amazing moment when your dream finally enters this world and becomes a reality.

The Men’s Guide to the Delivery Room – The Tools

Are you both apprehending and looking forward to your day in the delivery room? Just like your partner, it helps to be prepared in the run-up to your baby’s birth. Read on to wow the midwives with your thorough knowledge!

C-sections: What You Need to Know

C-section births account for one in three of all births in the U.S. Dr. Natalie Sohn discusses the reasons for a C-section delivery, the differences between an urgent C-section and a planned one, the side-effects and possible complications, as well as c-section birth when the mom has a blood clotting disorder.

Sleep, Bonding, and Breastfeeding: Preparing for Life With a Newborn

Parenthood is a uniquely transformative experience and there's much to learn about before baby arrives. Dr. T. Jann Caison Sorey from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan discusses all you need to know about life with a newborn in her interview with Dreaming of Baby.

What No One Tells You About Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenthood

Even if we get the nine-month preparatory period, plenty of aspects of parenthood can be quite the cold shower when you’re least expecting it. Dawn Dais, author of “The Sh!t No One Tells You”, bares all about pregnancy, childbirth, and life with kids.

Returning home with baby

The first weeks following the birth of your baby go by like a blur. With the life-change that bringing baby home is, it helps to be prepared. Read more to find out which items are must-haves and which you can do without.

Should I plan a home birth?

As education about pregnancy and birth becomes far more accessible, many women are once again opting to give birth in their own home. Kay Johnson, a Certified Nurse-Midwife, speaks about home births.

Breastfeeding, Probiotics, and Your Baby’s Immune System

Breastfeeding greatly benefits your baby's immune system. Unfortunately, most newborns are missing a beneficial gut bacteria that helps in the utilization and absorption of all of breastmilk's nutrients. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. Tanya Altmann.

Giving Birth

Childbirth is an experience unique to every woman. It is an intimate, personal journey that thrusts you into motherhood. Knowing about your options helps you make informed decisions. Read more and discover all you need to know about birth.

Informed Choice in Childbirth and the Postpartum

Making informed decisions based on a knowledge of available options is a step towards a more positive and empowering childbirth and postpartum experience. Jamie Slotter, The Homesteading Doula, speaks with Dreaming of Baby on the power of informed choice at every stage of labor and the less talked about fourth trimester once baby is home.

When Your Surrogate Gives Birth

Birth is a fitting culmination of experiences, and especially so when it is your surrogate giving birth. Whilst we can never be truly ready in dealing with all that the arrival of a new little being entails, it helps to be prepared in the run up to this most beautiful and long-awaited day.