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-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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.