Leslie Goldman | Fit Pregnancy

Leslie Goldman

Leslie Goldman is a frequent contributor to Fit Pregnancy, O: The Oprah Magazine; Woman's Day; Natural Health; and more. She is proud to be a frequent guest on the Today Show, discussing everything from 5’11”/115-lb models being fired for being “too fat” to Barbie's body to everyone's favorite topic: cleavage. Leslie lives in Chicago with her husband and their two little girls. Read more about her at LeslieGoldmanWrites.com.

After our first daughter was born, my inaugural nursing in public (NIP) attempt took place in the private booth of a darkly lit restaurant, under a nursing cover. By the time daughter number two came around, I was using that nursing cover as a burp cloth and breastfeeding brazenly in public. At four...

There I was, hurtling down the highway at 60 mph in my Honda CRV, topless save for a purple paisley Hooter Hider. I was six months postpartum and late for a friend’s bridal shower. My husband was staying home with our baby, but I had two C-cup bambinos of my own, and with hours until I’d next be...

Lots of scary firsts follow childbirth: Your first poop. Your first time driving with the baby in the backseat. Your first day home alone with a helpless miniature humanoid that looks like a (cute) alien-monkey and needs you every waking second.And of course, your first time having sex after baby. I...

Some days Facebook can feel like a crock. When we only post the happiest, funniest, most drool-worthy parts of our days, pretending everything is perfectly smooth—it’s the equivalent of creeping out of bed 20 minutes before your lover awakes so you can apply concealer and brush your teeth, then ...

When you hear about people seeking prescriptions for drugs like oxycodone, morphine or codeine, the image of a pregnant woman doesn’t normally spring to mind. But a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report reveals that every year, more than a quarter of reproductive-aged wo...

Welcome to the world, little one! We’re beyond overjoyed to have you here. You blew into town, fast and furious, at 6:21 on a Saturday morning, a 7 lb 4 oz bundle of high-APGAR energy. I’m not going to lie, those contractions were a bitch. There’s a rumor that I actually screamed to my husband...

In your pre-baby life, your biggest vacation worry was fitting all your sundresses into one suitcase, or choosing the perfect babymoon for you and your partner. Now you’ve got a car seat, a stroller and a week’s worth of diapers to contend with—and you haven’t even hit security. “The first...

If you’ve ever bolted for the bathroom because your husband’s cologne—the one you bought him—suddenly makes you want to retch, you know all too well that pregnant women enjoy a razor-sharp sense of smell. Unfortunately, we smell in other ways, too. “Your whole aura changes when you’re pr...

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