Third Trimester

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.

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.

Food, Supplements, and Weight in Pregnancy

Dr. Anthony Shaya talks about what you should be eating more of, what you should be keeping away from, what's healthy in terms of weight gain, and how diet and labor may be connected.

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.

What you need to know about stillbirth

Stillbirth is, unfortunately, a possible pregnancy outcome that takes most by surprise. Occurring in one out of every 160 births in the United States, stillbirth can be caused by a wide range of factors and...

Nutritionist’s Advice for a Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnant and googling every food under the sun? Deborah Malkoff-Cohen, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist shares with Dreaming of Baby insight on pregnancy nutrition, calorie-intake, and the ideal diet for managing gestational diabetes.

A look into Hilary Duff’s Pregnancy Style

Dealing with body changes in pregnancy is no easy feat and Hilary Duff certainly agrees.

Do you know the risks of anesthesia?

Anesthesia can present specific risks in a medical setting. Often overlooked, possible anesthesia errors concern position-related injuries, oxygen deprivation, spinal cord injury, failure to maintain blood pressure, and other provider-related errors which may jeopardize a patient’s health.

Single, Pregnant, and Happy. An interview with Mari Gallion.

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.