In this episode of Integrative Wellness Radio, Dr. Nicole and Tara Pollifrone continue the conversation into birthing, breastfeeding, post-birth health, and vaccinations. As parents-to-be, women often get blanket advice like “avoid a c-section” or “breastfeeding is good” but how do you determine what is really best for you and your baby? Dr. Nicole explores Tara’s knowledge base as an expectant mother and provides insight on how to navigate these post-birth questions and begin making medical decisions for your child. During the conversation, the two discuss some of the unknown aspects of breastfeeding as well as the impact a mother’s energetic and emotional state can have on their baby. Dr. Nicole also explains her reasons for choosing home birth and how women who must have c-sections can boost their baby’s immunity. Finally, Dr. Nicole digs deep into the development of the immune system and how her baby's immune-boosting toolbox consists of much more than antibiotics and vaccines.