The pregnancy

Labor Induction: Process, Risks, and Pain Relief

An induction of labor is when medication and other techniques are used to bring on labor. Dr. Monica Lee offers insight on all that you need to know about labor induction, including the why, the how, and the million dollar question we all have: is an induction more painful than a birth that starts on its own?

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.

Tips for Parenting Dogs and Babies

Katie Nitti, of Dog Walk NYC, shares tips on choosing a breed, what having a pet and a baby entails, and why you should never get a dog when already pregnant.

The Real Factors You Have To Consider When Moving and Expecting

With a growing family come new needs, including that for more space. If simply thinking about a move feels daunting, then taking everything into consideration becomes more of a must. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Ali Bernstein on what parents-to-be should really be considering when planning a move.

Reducing the risk of medical errors during childbirth

Although unfortunate, the risk of medical errors in pregnancy and childbirth is very real. Experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Pegalis and Erickson, LLC have identified various factors that could limit the risk of negligence or medical malpractice during pregnancy and childbirth.

Marijuana and Morning Sickness

Research published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that some pregnant women are using marijuana to self-medicate morning sickness.

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.

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.

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.

Preparing for Childbirth – The Power of Education

Being knowledgeable about childbirth helps you and your partner experience a profoundly empowering birth. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Lael Stone, Childbirth Educator, Doula, Post Natal Counselor and Aware Parenting Instructor on the power of education for an empowered birth.