New Moms: Maybe Don't Eat Your Placenta 

Any woman who has ever spent ten minutes in an OB’s waiting room flipping through free pregnancy magazines is likely familiar with the trend of ingesting placenta. Usually dried and turned into pill form, advocates of “placental consumption” have long argued that eating the placenta helps women make a speedier… » 6/06/15 1:45pm 6/06/15 1:45pm

Very Blessed New Mom Wishes She Had Been Warned More About Blessings

Unsolicited emotional forecasting is a well-known side effect of pregnancy: the unavoidable comments, questions and advice from complete strangers thirsty to tell you how your life will change for the worse. But one new mother would like you to know that the real warning for expectant women revolves around how utterly… » 1/22/15 12:10pm 1/22/15 12:10pm

Pregnancy Fucks Up Your Bones and Muscles

Depression or losing the baby weight are the more publicized concerns of the postpartum woman, but anyone who's had a baby knows how trying pregnancy is on the body, with long-lasting, painful physical effects involving muscle strain and misaligned bones. It's the kind of stuff that can't be fixed by getting back… » 10/15/13 11:20am 10/15/13 11:20am

Stop Acting Like "Bouncing Back" From Labor is Even Possible

America is not for pussies. Literally. For proof, look no further than the cultural expectations we place on the newly postpartum woman — to get up, get moving, lose the weight, get the hell out of bed and back up on a dick. I can't believe we don’t have a reality show competition for fastest postpartum recovery. Oh… » 8/20/13 12:20pm 8/20/13 12:20pm

How to Lose The Baby Weight in Just Three Lightning-Fast Years

Right after I had a baby, I remember thinking how weird it felt to go out for the first time for a quick errand without her. I pulled on my maternity maxi dress, the one I would wear often for another six months, and surveyed the scene, thinking, "If I don't have my baby with me in public, how will anyone I run into… » 4/15/13 11:40am 4/15/13 11:40am

Shocking Study Finds Women Still Want to Have Sex After They Have Babies

If we are to believe every movie and sitcom ever made, women want nothing to do with sex in the period after they give birth—and possibly for the rest of their lives after that. But, and this may make you blush because technically moms + sex = eww, it turns out that in fact many postpartum women are totally DTF. True,… » 7/02/12 12:25pm 7/02/12 12:25pm

Turns Out Dads Get Postpartum Depression Just as Often as Moms

We usually think of postpartum depression as the domain solely of mothers, since they're, you know, the ones who are literally post-partum. But a new study has found that, in fact, fathers suffer from postpartum depression at a very similar rate to mothers. Whoa. It's like how dads get sympathy cravings while their… » 4/27/12 10:00am 4/27/12 10:00am

One Baby's Barley Water Is Another Baby's Breast Milk

  • Yay, heart-warming story! The International Breast Milk Project ships breast milk, or liquid gold, to Africa, where nine-thousand bottles is enough to feed six babies for a year. Being that lil' Suri Cruise was weaned on a Hubbard-approved cocktail of barley water and corn syrup, we sure hope Katie didn't let her…
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Handbag Designer Lulu Guinness: Probably No Friend To Tom Cruise

We've always been somewhat scornful of designer Lulu Guinness — there was always something too precious about her handbag collection, crafted to resemble pots of flowers and lipstick cases with that loopy-dee-loo swirl of a signature lambasted on everything. And, c'mon: She wrote a book called, Put on Your Pearls,… » 8/07/07 3:20pm 8/07/07 3:20pm