Though you’ve been eagerly awaiting your baby’s arrival since that day you peed on a stick, Baby may need a little extra encouragement to make her grand entrance. Here, what to expect when you’re induced—and what your doctor will try to help you avoid getting induced. Read Bring It On, Fit Pregnancy, February/March 2015.
Delivering in Portland, Oregon, where “epidural” is practically a four-letter word, puts pressure on many mamas to have a “natural” childbirth. In my personal essay, I explore how I came to terms with delivering my daughter with the help of modern medicine. Read Making Peace with my Epidural, Metro Parent, September 2014.
Who would better know how to fend off judgmental quips (from others and yourself) about having a cesarean than an OB who delivered all three of her own kids in the OR? Here’s how to own your c-section birth story. Read 5 Ways to Combat C-Section Judgement or see the story online at FitPregnancy.com.
We got experts who welcome babies on the daily to dish on all the important stuff you won’t hear in childbirth class or the OB’s office. From staying flexible when things take a Judd Apatow-esque turn to getting the best recovery treatment, this guide is guaranteed to make you feel confident before the big day…
Addressing your labor and delivery fears makes you more confident—and better able to use the techniques you learned in childbirth class. View Rock Your First Birth, Fit Pregnancy, April/May 2014