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Bring it on

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.

Making peace with my epidural

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.

What Doctors and Nurses Tell Their Friends

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…