The Ups & Downs on the Road to Motherhood: In Their Own Words

Celebrities open up about the challenges of becoming a mom


Her Challenge: A "scary" C-section
The former star of The Hills delivered daughter Kirra Max by Cesarean section on June 24 – and was terrified throughout the process, she tells PEOPLE. "I was scared to have a C-section. She was breech. I tried everything to get her to flip. I went to acupuncture, I floated in the pool, I did front flips, I did handstands, I did everything you could imagine and nothing worked. I waited until the very end of my pregnancy," Partridge says. She ultimately got through it with the support of her fiancé, Corey Bohan, as well as some quality jams – Train's "Hey Soul Sister" was the song Kirra made her entrance to.