The pregnancy

High-Risk Pregnancy: What puts a pregnancy at risk?

There are various factors which can place a pregnancy at risk. Some develop during pregnancy, whilst others relate to pre-existing conditions that may place the mother or the baby at risk once pregnancy does occur. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Sasha Davidson, M.D., FACOG.

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?

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.

The Third Trimester: What to Expect

Well done, you're almost there! From sleep to kicks, to back pain, and appointments, midwife and pediatric nurse Kara Manglani CNM, shares all you need to know about the third trimester, what merits medical attention, and what to expect during these final weeks of pregnancy.

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.

Home with Baby: How to Thrive Post-Birth

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.

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.

Preterm Labor – Managing the Risk

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.

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.

Sleep, Bonding, and Breastfeeding: Preparing for Life With a Newborn

Parenthood is a uniquely transformative experience and there's much to learn about before baby arrives. Dr. T. Jann Caison Sorey from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan discusses all you need to know about life with a newborn in her interview with Dreaming of Baby.