We love our children. We worry about our children. And, of course, we always want what’s best for them. But sometimes, by acting out of our instinctive desire to help our kids every step of the way, I believe we wind up doing them a disservice.
Medical interventions have their place. But simpler, healthier birthing options abound — and they're becoming more popular. Want to make your pregnancy and labor as safe and empowering as possible? Consider your choices, including the birthing partners, plans, and environments that suit you best.
The call to start working on my letter for this “Feel Great at Any Age” issue came at the perfect moment: It just happened to be my 45th birthday. Fact is, if you had asked me when I was 20 what 45 was going to look and feel like, I’m not sure I’d have been able to tell you.