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.

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...

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...

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