Women Need to ‘Lean In’ to Pregnancy Too


The women I know do a lot. They run companies, they write books, they chase their toddlers around the house, sometimes all at the same time. They wouldn’t dream of making important decisions — what job to take, what house to buy, what school to send their kids to — without doing the research and thinking it through.

And yet when it comes to pregnancy, these same women often passively accept the conventional wisdom. They microwave their deli meats and switch to decaf. They avoid rare steak, and they do whatever kind of prenatal testing their doctor suggests. Pregnancy is among the most important and meaningful experiences many of us will ever have, and yet we are not asking the questions, not looking for the real facts about it, not participating in the major decisions.

Ladies, we need to lean in to our pregnancies too.

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