Shades of Gray


newborn baby, skin on skin newborn
The first time I held our daughter...

ABC News recently launched the Million Moms Challenge in conjunction with a variety of media partners, including mom bloggers, in an attempt to improve health for women and children across the world.

Today, I’d like to share with you what surprised me most about my labor and delivery.

From childbirth classes to pregnancy magazines to parenting websites, everything that I learned before I gave birth for the first time warned against the slippery slope of medical interventions during labor and delivery.

The cautionary tales were everywhere and it was drilled into my head that once I agreed to even one intervention, I would blink and end up needing a Caesarean section, which was my biggest fear going into labor.

For the rest of my story, please join me over at the Million Moms Challenge.

And while you’re there, be sure to leave a comment to enter to win an exclusive Million Moms Challenge Gift Pack, which includes an iPad2, a custom-made Million Moms Challenge pendant and a $50 donation in your name to Global Giving.