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Weekend Reading: Links We Like

And the Total Is…

Nine new mothers report exactly what giving birth cost them—and the final bills are all over the place. (Women’s Health Magazine)

In the Running

As part of Women’s Sport Week in the UK, the BBC catches up with elite marathoner mom Paula Radcliffe.

Close to the Chest

Will our baby love us the same when our breasts aren’t part of the deal anymore? This writer investigates. (New York Magazine)


Timing is everything: A new study shows that postpartum IUDs—specifically those implanted after C-sections versus six weeks after birth—can better help avoid another immediate pregnancy. (New York Times)

Model Behavior

Dutch model Doutzen Kroes made a breastfeeding statement on Instagram with a photo showing motherhood and sexuality side by side. (Yahoo)

Brute Force

A rough look at a recent spate of police brutality against pregnant women. (New York Magazine)

In the Moment

Zoe Saldana, who had twins last year, isn’t interested in getting her pre-baby body back. (Health)

Be Straight With Me

This writer contends that most of what people tell you about pregnancy doesn’t come close to the whole truth. (Scary Mommy)

Safe Storage

The New Jersey Senate approved a bill that will allow breast milk banks to open throughout the state. (

New Addition

The world’s first penis transplant has made a baby. (Yes, you read that right.) (Washington Post)

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