Pretending Like This Won’t be So Hard

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Stop Acting Like “Bouncing Back” From Labor is Even Possible from Jezebel.com:

But here in the U.S. of Cray, most of us don’t have the luxury of taking it easy for more than a few days after having a baby. If we do manage to pull off a few weeks or months of actual maternity leave, chances are, it won’t be used for relaxing. It will be used for immediately jumping into caring for your baby with zero help. So unless we can pay someone to hold our hand through it, it’s a race against time to magically become a totally self-sufficient supermom and return to our old selves again, pronto.

Here is the original article that inspired the Jezebel blog post: Why Are America’s Postpartum Practices So Rough on New Mothers? from the Daily Beast.

Pregnancy: it makes you want to eat gross things.

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Here are some disgusting things I’ve eaten in the last three days, in no particular order, that I haven’t eaten for years (or ever).

– $0.99 ramen and fried Spam

Read the rest from Jezebel commenter Raffey here.

A Field Guide to the Impossible-to-Dress Pregnant Body (from Jezebel.com)

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A Field Guide to the Impossible-to-Dress Pregnant Body (from Jezebel.com)

The recent fascination with Kim Kardashian’s maternity wardrobe, and the media’s general fixation on pre- and post-baby bodies in general, has got me thinking that most people really have no f***ing clue about the journey a woman’s body takes during and after pregnancy.