Alana de la Garza Sees ‘No Shame’ in an Epidural
Expectant mom Alana de la Garza is quickly learning that you really can have too much of a good thing!
Husband Michael Roberts earns high marks from the former Law & Order star for his late-night dashes to the grocery store — whipping up a protein-rich meal of steak and spinach after she recently felt woozy — but every woman has her limits!
“[He is] almost too present,” she concedes in the October issue of Pregnancy. “He’s always asking me, ‘Did you put sunscreen on? Does that have caffeine in it? Did you have enough protein today?'”
Too much information is also something de la Garza is wary of as she prepares to deliver her son this month.
Although she will be meeting with a doula soon to discuss her birthing plan, the actress says she’s keeping her options open.
“I’m gung-ho for any woman that can do it naturally, but there’s no shame in saying ‘I need an epidural,'” de la Garza, 34, explains. “And if I’m getting cut down in that area, I don’t want to know. I want to enjoy the process as much as possible.”
The reward awaiting her on the other side is more than enough to keep de la Garza feeling motivated. “I look forward [to motherhood],” she says. “It doesn’t scare me.”
“I feel honored to grow this little person inside of me,” de la Garza adds. “It sounds cheesy and hormonal, but it’s really a miracle.”