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Giving Birth

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

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.

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.

What the Pediatrician Wants You To Know About Newborn Health

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.

New Baby? Tips for Saving Money

Taking the time to shop wisely can save you a substantial amount of your hard-earned money. Danielle Jones, from freebiesforacause.com, herself a mom of seven, shares tips on how to limit the cost of daily purchases for the family by shopping smart.

Treating Incontinence After Childbirth

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.

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.

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!

Causes of Hip Dysplasia in Infants

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.

Childbirth and Breastfeeding: the Power of Positivity, Perseverance and Support

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.

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.