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

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.

What is a Doula?

What does a Doula really do? Darby Morris, founder of Sweetbay Doula, goes in-depth into the role of the doula and the support they provide.

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?

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 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.

Empowered Childbirth

Liza Maltz speaks with Dreaming of Baby on the importance of finding the right care provider and the power of questions for an empowered birth.

Returning home with baby

The first weeks following the birth of your baby go by like a blur. With the life-change that bringing baby home is, it helps to be prepared. Read more to find out which items are must-haves and which you can do without.

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.

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.

Maternal Sepsis

While more common amongst older adults and those with weakened immune systems, sepsis is also a possibility in a pregnancy, labor and...