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.

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...

After your newborn arrives, you’ll soon realize that seemingly small details in your baby’s room, such as the height of the changing table, can make a massive difference in preventing an aching back.“Many new mothers are so focused on their little one’s needs, they don’t realize just ...

Nearly every basic mommy move, from diaper changing to car seat wrangling, pulls your shoulders forward. As a result, the muscles in your back react as if you are falling and work extra hard to pull you upright, straining your back even further. Knowing the best way to carry, lift and push your baby...

Back pain is a common pregnancy symptom, and it doesn’t always disappear when your baby arrives.  Drop in to any physical therapist’s office or massage studio and you’re bound to see some baby bumps in the waiting room. That’s because ligament-loosening hormones, weight gain and a shift...

Ask several women what they think is the ideal age for pregnancy, and you’ll get wildly different answers. Those who give birth in their early 20s benefit from seemingly boundless energy and über-resilient bodies; the 30-something new mom is grateful to have established herself in her career befo...

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, people had sex to get pregnant. They peed on sticks and waited with giddy excitement for two pink lines to emerge. And when they learned a baby was on the way, they were happy.Not so much today. One in 8 couples in the United States will battle infertility,...

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