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06/19/2014 02:25 pm ET Updated Jun 19, 2014

Melissa Harris Perry: Shape Shifting

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Who gains weight during maternity leave? I kept asking myself that question as the number on the bathroom scale crept up in the weeks after I brought home my newborn daughter, AJ. By her second month, she had gained seven pounds. I had packed on ten.

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