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.

North West may have a designer wardrobe, an overflowing passport and a bigger bedroom than you do, but one thing she hasn't had is a sibling. This week, though, mom Kim Kardashian announced that she and husband Kanye West are expecting a baby boy. Before Nori could start hiding her toys, rumors swir...

For anyone who has struggled to conceive, finally discovering that you're pregnant is truly a dream come true. That said, it's not all sunshine and roses once the lines on the stick turn pink. Many former infertiles (this writer included) feel anxious, conflicted or even guilty about finally nailing...

Nursing in public has fielded a ton of press lately (most recently with the mom who was Facebook-shamed for NIPing in a T.G.I. Fridays.) But what about pumping moms? At least you can be semi-stealth when breastfeeding in a public spot if you so choose—a secluded spot; a strategically draped scarf....

The first time I donated my breast milk over the internet, it was kind of a let down.Our daughter doesn't love taking bottles while I'm at work, and the 3-ounce bags of frozen milk were starting to pile up. So I reached out to a mother seeking milk through an online parenting forum. After asking me ...

When you're spending every waking moment trying to conceive, it seems like life is all downs and hardly any ups: Everyone around you is pregnant. Mother's Day sucks. A 50-something celeb is on the cover of your fave gossip rag, holding her new daughter. Baby shower invitations go in the trash unopen...

When new moms post pictures of their newborn on Facebook, you don't always see the mother herself. It's usually just the little waterlogged wee one, swaddled in a striped hospital blankie, freshly eye-dropped eyes squinting at this strange new world. The mom stays out of the picture – maybe she th...

When I found out that that breast milk facials are a thing now, my first two thoughts as a nursing mom were: A) Is this some kinky fetish sort of thing? and B) How much should I start charging? As it turns out, the beauty treatments are being offered at a legit spa called Mud in Chicago, which sourc...

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...

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