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Giving Birth

That amazing moment when your dream finally enters this world and becomes a reality.

Signs of labor

'Is this it?' Erm, maybe not. No clue which signs mean impending labor? This article will help you decipher what's happening and if running to the delivery room is a must.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Men’s Guide to the Delivery Room – The People

No clue on who will be joining you in the delivery room? Here’s the 101 on who you can expect, plus others that you will hopefully do without.

The Woman’s Voice in Positive Birth

The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks, is the coming together of everything author Milli Hill experienced in her years of listening to mothers talk about birth, and writing about it. Milli speaks about the importance of listening to women, countering negative perceptions on birth, and staying positive in the run-up to and during birth.

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.

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.

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.