The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #108: Boobs

When you get pregnant, your body changes (duh). One of the most common changes happens in your boobs (double duh). But sometimes your boobs change in ways that you don’t at all expect. Today we hear from two women whose boobs caught them off-guard, back when they became moms.

First, there’s Emily, whose nipples seemed to, uh, multiply. Which wound up making for a super awkward exchange with her dad.

Emily (center) with her sister and mother

Emily (center) with her sister and mother

Emily's dad with her children Elsa and Wesley

Emily’s dad with her children Elsa and Wesley

Then there’s Tara, whose boob betrayed her at age 26, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Except it’s her *other* boob that’s really the star of this story.

Tara dyed her hair when she found out she needed chemo

Tara dyed her hair when she found out she needed chemo

And then shaved it off since she was gonna lose it anyway And then shaved it off since she was gonna lose it anyway[/caption

Tune in to hear all about Tara’s boob dichotomy. And… how to pick the perfect breast prosthetic. (See Tara’s collection below)

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We’ll be back next week with a second boobs episode. Because, y’know. Boobs.

What’s YOUR boob story?
How have they surprised you, as a parent or just as a person?

Photo credit for featured image: Sean Cole. Special thanks to a few doctors—Amy Cheng, Beverly Friedlander, and Scott Prawer—for help with fact checking this episode.

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