"Hello, mothers-to-be. Queen Mother here. But you can call me Alien. You may recognize me as the impressive pregnant lady from the movies Alien and Aliens (and a few others that we just won't mention here), co-starring with Sigourney Weaver in a few of America's most celebrated celluloid cat fights of all time...or should I say, space fights...HAH HAHHAH....anywho, since the success of my career as a dramatic actress, I've left Hollywood to quietly pursue another kind of career - motherhood. I guess laying all those eggs on set really got to me - heh. Today I'm a happy, healthy mother to millions of terrorizing little aliens all throughout the galaxy.
(Pictured here are two of my boys, Bobby and Gabriel. Aren't they just darling?)
"It's important to note that I couldn't have done it without the help of my OB/GYN. I've always managed my spina bifida carefully throughout my life, (rather crucial for someone who has over 1,000 vertebrae!). My OB/GYN had a lot of helpful tips and information for me to guide me through my pregnancy, including whether or not using an epidural would be safe for me and my baby during labor. The answer to this question is different for all women and depends greatly on each mother's personal condition. Dr. Roger Harms who is a practicing OB/GYN at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota touches on this topic in his article found here.
"If you have spina bifida and have questions regarding your pregnancy, there are a plethora of qualified OB/GYNs just waiting to be discovered and to connect with you on your personal health needs at xoova.com.
A little more about Dr. Harms - he makes his services available at the Mayo Clinic at 200 1st St. SW, in Rochester Minnesota, 55905. His specialty areas include office gynecology, high-risk obstetrics and obstetrical ultrasound.
Good luck earthling mothers! Give my love to Sigourney!"