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Jess

Dammit. At 27 weeks pregnant after 5 months of trying I guess I don't fall into either category. I did put the book on my wishlist though. Thanks for alerting me!

Jesse

geez, I'm posting after a Jess. Weird.
Anyway, this sounds great, as I have very similar beefs to the ones you describe about all the afore-mentioned books.
But! You left out a key demographic-my own that is, the lesbian mom demographic. Is it lesbian mom friendly? ART friendly? As biomom to one lovely daughter (homebirth, still nursing at 2, blahblah) and hoping soon to be not-biomom to kid #2 (we're on IUI #5 this month, wish us luck!) I want to know if this is something my honey & I can snuggle up to together without being too put off. Thanks in advance!

Andrea

I wish I were newly pregnant, but at 34.5 weeks with #2 (in category 2), I think I don't count. However, having only read What to Expect (and not having taken the advice re. brightly coloured sneakers...!), I'm intrigued by this book. I'll be checking out my local bookstore for sure just out of curiosity - thanks for a really interesting review!

birdie

Hi! Total accident/suprise here! I was on the pill for the love of pete! But at 23 weeks, not sure if I'm 'newly pregnant' enough...Besides, our mutual friend Mamarama has already thrown a couple books my way...

Jo

Jesse, good point. In rereading the book with an eye toward lesbian motherhood, I discovered the following:

-Except in the case of actual people talking about their actual spouses, the book refers to "partners" and is gender-neutral except where specifics warrant. When the issue arises of fathers being potentially freaked out by seeing a vagina transform from Love Palace to Baby Chute, the possibility that this could be an issue with lesbian couples gets mentioned.

-There are resource sections scattered throughout, as well as at the back, for LGBT parenting, as well as "parenting outside the norm" and parenting when you are not the biological parent of the child.

-In other words, LGBT parenting=normal in this book. Postmodern!

jenny

I am newly pregnant - but it didn't quite take us three years, unless you count the months I was charting before we did our first home insem. But after hearing that it appears to be nice and same sex friendly I think we'll have to go pick it up this weekend.

Mamarama

Jo- Birdie up there is my friend Janean...send her the book.

XOXOXO

ozma

I'm neither of those--still trying...but thanks for the recommendation! I hope I will have the need to read it soon-ish.

Sam

How about the category of "going to start trying at the end of the year and previously was VERY fertile but 11 years after last birth not so sure about fertility and currently late on period but on the pill and HOW could I be pregnant?" I'm not even sure that is a sentence in any sense of the word. /sigh

Stephanie

I got pregnant about 36 seconds after starting to try (the first month), but am no longer newly pregnant (i'm 32 weeks now). but this book sounds great as a reference for delivery and everything that follows!

Leslie

Thanks for the book tip from someone who feels like she's read every pregnancy book out there.

Jo

Mamarama -- I know who Janean is! But sadly, both copies were about immediately taken!

However, I wonder if she knows anyone who works in a bookstore...

Lilian

My copies were claimed already too... :) or I'd offer it to your other reader.

I'm glad and relieved that you liked the book. After I read Katie Allison Granju's review (I'd already written mine) I started thinking -- am I really not critical enough about books? I love it how you refer to it as postmodern, that's exactly why I liked it so much! YAY!!

BOSSY

Bossy is relieved that she no longer needs this book in her library collection. But anyone got any free Menopause manuals?

Kelly

Cool! Good to know there's a great book out there that isn't too....anything...

Anything, that is, but helpful and informative and accurate.

-Blue

Great. A fab pregnancy book comes out three months AFTER I have my last kid.

Blimey, I could have used it, too.

zarqa

Hey, I'm not "newly" pregnant (33 weeks), but I have been trying for four years, with plenty of loss along the way. Pick me?

Kirsten

Delurking here...
It sounds like a great book- I'm at 31 weeks, conceived first time, and will keep an eye out for it at my bookshop.
My favourite fashion tip comes from an old copy of Australian Pregnancy & Parenting: "To distract attention from your belly, wear a big hat."
I have a mexican straw number, but even if I put a flashing light on it, people are still going to notice my belly...

Kirsten

Delurking here...
It sounds like a great book- I'm at 31 weeks, conceived first time, and will keep an eye out for it at my bookshop.
My favourite pregnancy fashion tip comes from an old copy of Australian Pregnancy & Parenting: "To distract attention from your belly, wear a big hat."
I have a mexican straw number, but even if I put a flashing light on it, people are still going to notice my belly...

Mandy

That sounds like a great book; I'll recommend it to my pregnant friends. Dr. Sears is too sanctimonious for ANY mother, in my opinion...

Matthew M. F. Miller

I'm guessing my maleness disqualifies me from this competition, yes?

Stupid penis …

Saiisshoku

i have a questions .. My mom is lfeeing a little a little or a bit nauseated and she feels like throwing up .. and she eats a lot. but she hasn't taken a home pregnancy test . cause it happen so many times and she gets scared of if she takes it after a week or 2 later she gets her period. but her last period was March 23 or 24th of 2011. until now she hasn't have it yet. i think she is pregnant but she doesn't want to get her hopes up.. Can you help us.. Thanks

Naveen

my due date is march 21st! the beginning of aries. so i'll be a sircpoo having an aries daughter! other than morning sickness in the first trimester, i had one really bad side affect of pregnancy which was acne! u produce more oil when you're pregnant which could make women with great skin glow but with me who already had oily skin to begin with, what started with a bump here there turned into full blown acne! and i cant use a lot of products pregnant so im stuck. luckily its almost over! lol

Mohamed

and also because i found lesymf getting seriously bored being pregnant (im sure you understand, because we can't do too much) i found my self doing crafty things and making things for her bedroom! that took up a lot of my time which helped the weeks go by faster (almost too fast). there are some crazy things you can come up with to do being pregnant and bored. lol

Myca

The longer you are pgrenant the faster the test will hit a postive:Pregnancy tests rely on the presence of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a glycoprotein that is secreted by the placenta shortly after fertilization. The placenta begins developing after the fertilized egg implants in a woman's uterus, which happens about six days after conception, so the earliest these tests can be used to detect pregnancy is about six days post-conception. Fertilization does not necessarily take place the same day as intercourse, so most women are advised to wait until they miss their period before trying a pregnancy test. hCG levels double about every two days in a pgrenant woman, so the test is much more reliable two weeks after conception than one week later. Was this answer helpful?

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