Postpartum

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.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy in Infants

The brachial plexus controls the arm’s entire movement and force on a baby’s head during birth can result in injured nerves and chronic arm paralysis.

Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health in Pregnancy and After

Pregnancy and birth bring with them substantial changes. Whilst it’s normal to feel overwhelmed at times, episodes of sadness and helplessness should not be taken lightly. Mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy and after are as important as your physical health. There are ways to help you take care of your mental health during pregnancy and as new parents.

Making sure the health system works for you

Being a proactive patient can reduce the risks of injury. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pegalis and Erickson, LLC, have identified some tips to help you advocate for your 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.

Money Saving Strategies for Parents-To-Be

A new baby means new expenses and it's all too easy to feel overwhelmed. Employing money-saving strategies helps control your spending, saving you substantial hard earned cash on a daily basis. Jennifer McDermott shares some tips.

Reducing the risk of medical errors during childbirth

Although unfortunate, the risk of medical errors in pregnancy and childbirth is very real. Experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Pegalis and Erickson, LLC have identified various factors that could limit the risk of negligence or medical malpractice during pregnancy and childbirth.

Pregnancy and Mental Health

Mental Health is an important yet often overlooked subject when it comes to having a healthy pregnancy and post-pregnancy. We asked a number of healthcare professionals as well as a mom who experienced such concerns to share insight on mental health in pregnancy.

Birth Injuries – Identifying risk factors and possible malpractice

A birth injury can be detected at birth or even later on when your child fails to meet specific development milestones. Medical malpractice attorneys at Pegalis and Erickson, LLC have identified a number of symptoms to look out for that may indicate a birth injury, both in newborns and older children.

Maternal Sepsis

While more common amongst older adults and those with weakened immune systems, sepsis is also a possibility in a pregnancy, labor and delivery environment. Sepsis is an infection-related complication where chemicals released...