Category Archives: Pregnancy

19 Reasons I Can’t Possibly Lose the Baby Weight Right Now

My baby is turning one. While a lot of mamas are back to their pre-pregnancy weight by then, I’ve still got a ways to go. And frankly, I don’t really care. In fact, I bristle at the implication that I or any recently pregnant lady should be racing to shrink down. (Shut up, tabloids.) Here […]

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Breastfeeding Holds the Nurses Don’t Teach You (But Your Baby Will)

If you’re planning to breastfeed, a hospital lactation consultant will show you different positions for holding the baby while nursing. You’ll hear terms like “cross-cradle,” “side-lying” and “football hold.” These are fine and dandy for early breastfeeding, but trust me, your growing baby will have other ideas. Here are the real nursing holds you won’t […]

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On a Scale from Tori Spelling to Never, When Do Most Women Want Postpartum Sex?

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Let’s talk about sex, baby.  Or more accurately, sex after baby. A friend recently confided in me that after giving birth to her first child, she lost her sex drive for a long time.  She remembers sadly mourning her old friend, sex. “I’d always been a really sexual person,” she told me.  “And then it […]

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10 Shocking Things That Happen To Your Body After Birth

It’s hardly fair. After nine months of pregnancy aches and pains, I assumed I’d feel so much better once the baby was born. But though my nausea and heartburn quickly faded, my hormones went haywire, my hair fell out and I needed maxi pads in size jumbo elephant. Horrified? Just wait, there’s more! So much […]

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Why I’m Not Preparing For the Birth Of Baby #2

Speaking of which, I’m due 4/6 – where’s the dang baby?   While we wait…please enjoy my final Momtastic pregnancy post: When I had my first baby, I brought a giant wheelie bag to the hospital, big enough for months of international travel, or for me to crawl inside — which, come to think of it, […]

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