Rita Rubin is a medical reporter for USA TODAY and the author of What If I Have a C-Section? (Rodale Books, 2004). Previously, she covered medicine for U.S. News & World Report and The Dallas Morning News. Her work has appeared in a variety of other newspapers and magazines, including Health, Ladies Home Journal and Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and attended the Harvard School of Public Health on a journalism fellowship. Rita lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and two daughters.