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.
Mental Health is an important yet often overlooked subject when it comes to having a healthy pregnancy and post-pregnancy. We asked a number of healthcare professionals as well as a mom who experienced such concerns to share insight on mental health in pregnancy.
Pregnancy and birth bring with them substantial changes. Whilst it’s normal to feel overwhelmed at times, episodes of sadness and helplessness should not be taken lightly. Mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy and after are as important as your physical health. There are ways to help you take care of your mental health during pregnancy and as new parents.
You've just arrived home with a new baby. Now what? Whilst many are very eager to share their birth story, what happens once baby is born is many's best-kept-secret. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Chaya Kasse Valier, a Doula and Author of Second Labor: Mothers Share Post-Birth Stories.