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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.

The Risks of a Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnancy

In North America alone, every single day, 1000 babies are born prematurely. Looking into vitamin D deficiency and its role in this phenomenon is hence imperative. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD., on the importance of adequate vitamin D levels in pregnancy.

Medical Negligence During Childbirth

When a birth injury is the result of medical negligence, you have a right to file a medical malpractice claim. Dreaming of Baby speaks with the law firm Pegalis & Erickson, LLC on what constitutes medical negligence and what parents should know about the medical malpractice claim process.

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.

Dental Care and Hygiene During Pregnancy

Hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy increase the risks of gum disease and this can have an effect on your developing baby. Dr. Sandra J. Eleczko, DDS speaks with Dreaming of Baby on the effects of pregnancy on dental health and best practices to ensure proper dental hygiene and care.

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.

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.

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.