How to keep Baby Healthy

Baby: The Amazing First Year

Taking care of your little one during her first year—through the colds, the nap strikes, the diaper rashes—is tough, but you’re not alone. The health news in American Baby helps you keep your sweetie smiling. Read August’s Baby: The Amazing First Year, American Baby.

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.

5 Ways to Combat C-Section Judgement

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.

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…

Be healthier after baby

How you feel these 40 weeks can give you insight into the next 40 years. Learn what to do now and once Baby arrives to score better check-ups for a lifetime. Read Be Healthier After Baby, Fit Pregnancy, August/September 2014

Rock Your First Birth

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