The final weeks of pregnancy are imperative for the baby's development. Preterm birth, especially that before 32 weeks gestation, leads to higher rates of infant death and disability. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. Howard Mandel on preterm birth, the symptoms to look out for, and a novel test available for managing the risk of premature birth.
The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks, is the coming together of everything author Milli Hill experienced in her years of listening to mothers talk about birth, and writing about it. Milli speaks about the importance of listening to women, countering negative perceptions on birth, and staying positive in the run-up to and during birth.
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.
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.
Nineteen years ago, Mari Gallion was single and pregnant. Today, she’s the author of the self-help book ‘The Single Woman’s Guide to a Happy Pregnancy’ and an advocate for education, empowerment, and support in navigating single parenthood. She speaks with Dreaming of Baby about addressing the challenges of single parenthood and the importance of evaluating exact needs and wants to ensure success in life.
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.
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.