Once a week, Daily Intelligencer takes a peek behind doors left slightly ajar. I try to roll back over and get a few more minutes of sleep. My husband groans sleepily and puts an arm around me. I eat Greek yogurt and cereal as I browse Facebook and Twitter, waiting for my husband to wake up. He finally comes down to join me and pours a cup of coffee I have brewed for him. I get a thank-you kiss on the forehead in return for making his coffee, then he shuffles back up the stairs with his mug and heads for the shower. I have boxes everywhere I need to unpack, but 38 weeks pregnant and my husband not having to work until five makes motivation and productivity extinct. Husband has finally clocked in to work.
Kourtney Kardashian takes it off--and trots out one of the biggest celebrity tropes of all
By Naomi Schaefer Riley. Ironically, it might make more women wonder whether they really want a child at all. Single women are outearning men and are graduating college at higher rates. What else would a woman want to do besides get pregnant or breast-feed? Thank you. Last Wednesday, the CDC announced that American fertility rates are at the lowest levels ever recorded —
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Pregnant women don't always feel glamorous and sexy while their babies are growing inside of them, but it's no secret that more than a few men find moms-to-be extremely attractive. The reasons why vary, but, according to sex educator Logan Levkoff, many women become their best selves while expecting. She has stated, "There is something about being pregnant that gives you this sense of confidence being in your own skin. The idea of having to exercise until you're blue in the face and be stick skinny and fit into the tiny little things, you kind of think, 'This is not that time. Father-of-three Marco Contini admitted to CNN that "the pregnancy glow" is extremely attractive to him. Contini concluded, "A pregnant woman always brings out an odd mix of physical attraction and desire to be protective. Louann Brizendine, "When you're very pregnant there is this undeniable evidence you have had sex with a man. And that can be titillating.
Believe it or not, there was a time when being pregnant and famous did not require a woman to pose naked. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But when you look at those undressed-Kardashian-of-the-week photos of nine months pregnant Kourtney in DuJour , it's hard now to think anything but, " Of course she's not wearing clothes. The reality star, who also posed nude when she was pregnant with her first child , offers the standard message of disrobing as empowerment in her interview, explaining, "Nudity is not something to be ashamed of. What appeals to me is celebrating the shape of my body being pregnant and capturing that time in my life. No one in their right mind would wish for a return to the days when a woman's pregnancy was an all but taboo event, when even famous and beautiful women found themselves cloaked in heinous maternity garb. But something shifted dramatically the moment Demi Moore, clad in just diamonds, strategically placed hands, and a giant belly, graced the cover of the August, Vanity Fair. And while it's clearly great that pregnant women are no longer viewed entirely as sexless, frumpy baby vessels, the implication that they're now instead hot, hormonal mamas isn't super helpful to womankind either.