Let's be clear: Olympians handle the physical challenges of childbirth differently than most of the rest of us.
Aretha Thurmond is a discus thrower who'd already competed in two Olympics when she went to the hospital in labor.
"So I get there and they're like, 'Yeah, whatever, you're 4 centimeters dilated. Go walk around the hospital and come back,' " she says.
Thurmond's hospital was part of a university, so she headed straight for its track, where she power-walked for the next two hours. Then the school's discus throwers came out.