02/26/2014 12:20 pm ET Updated Feb 26, 2014

It Happened To Me: I Got Caught In A Mom War

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I was nearly five months pregnant. I had just learned we were having a daughter and meeting a new doctor in the rotating practice that I attended. He walked through the door, didn’t introduce himself, and said rather dryly to my husband and I, “Your placenta is low, so no sex and no lifting for the next six weeks.”

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