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.
The first weeks with baby tend to pass by in a blur of emotions, new love, and bouts of exhaustion in varying degrees. Doctor Jarret discusses with Dreaming of Baby what parents need to know about newborn health markers and what to look out for when selecting a pediatrician.
Has childbirth left you with no control over your bladder? Many women experience incontinence after the birth of their child. Nonetheless, urinary incontinence should not be an acceptable side effect of childbirth. Brent Reider speaks about the effects of pregnancy on the pelvic floor and on regaining pelvic strength after childbirth.
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.
Hip dysplasia is a condition where the hip socket does not fully cover the ball portion of the upper thighbone. When the condition is present at birth, it is the responsibility of medical staff to detect it and recommend the appropriate treatment options.
Amber Hinds speaks with Dreaming of Baby on perseverance and support in breastfeeding, the power of positivity in birth, and the significance of confidence in the choices we make as parents.
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.