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Weekend Reading: Links We Like

Division of Labor Letdown

A new look at the “chore wars” shows that men do less around the home—and women (surprise, surprise) do more—when the baby comes. (The Washington Post)

C-Section Secrets

Well, maybe not secret, but real talk for sure. (Huffington Post)

Mother’s Day Dubiousness

John Oliver, of Last Week Tonight, points out how Mother’s Day fluff is all well and good, but when it comes to the important stuff—paid maternity leave—the U.S. is not delivering. (Gawker)

Chipped Polish

This in-depth New York Times piece, on the chemical dangers that nail-salon workers face (including fertility issues), is an eye-opener.

Breaking News

A writer explains why she announced her pregnancy at six weeks and why she wouldn’t have done it any other way. (Babble)

Push It

Penn Holderness, a brave (clueless?) dad, hooks himself up to a labor simulator to see what all this birth fuss is about. (Daily Mail)

Thoughts on Loss

Turns out many people have many misconceptions about miscarriages. (Science of Us)

Say It Ain’t So

Tesla’s Elon Musk defends himself against portions of a forthcoming book, one of which claims he chastised an employee for attending the birth of his child instead of a company meeting. (L.A. Times)

Personal Preferences

A new study shows that, when it comes to your baby's weight during childhood, keeping on top of your health during pregnancy can be the best thing you can do for him or her. (Health)

The Big Reveal

This woman’s short, sweet—and viral—pregnancy announcement caught her husband by surprise. (YouTube)

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