When I first got pregnant, I heard a lot of predictions about my post-pregnant life. I was fairly certain that I’d have stretch marks, varicose veins, deflated breasts. That I’d end up peeing whenever I sneezed and never having sex. Ever. (I have some stretch marks. The end.)
But there’s one pregnancy assumption so widely spread that it’s not even debated. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons my 20-something friends are waiting to have kids. And it makes me want to shake them by their collars.