The New Essential Guide To Lesbian Conception Pregnancy Birth

Author: Stephanie A. Brill
Publisher: Alyson Publications
ISBN: 9781555839406
Size: 66.33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This informative reference guide to lesbian conception has been thoroughly revised and updated, ensuring that this book remains the best source for women embarking on this most years of expertise in working with lesbians, single women, and all the many faces of alternative families. She covers the latest information in insemination and fertility technology and presents the most up-to-date information on developments in all areas of conception and pregnancy. 27/10/2005

The Essential Guide To Lesbian Conception Pregnancy And Birth

Author: Kim Toevs
Publisher: Alyson Publishing
ISBN: 9781555836269
Size: 28.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An indispensable book for the growing number of lesbians planning to start a family, this new step-by-step guide covers the physical and emotional aspects from conception right through delivery, providing easy-to-understand charts and illustrations, checklists, groundbreaking fertility information, and personal exercises geared specifically towards lesbians. Comprehensive, practical and inspirational, it will serve as a literary midwife to lesbian mothers everywhere.

Conception Pregnancy And Birth

Author: Miriam Stoppard
ISBN: 9781740336598
Size: 72.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New edition of this baby bible, from pregnancy and childcare expert Dr Miriam Stoppard - this edition has been fully adapted for the Australian market, and given a fresh new jacket. If you're pregnant and want trusted advice, have all your questions answered by top parenting expert Dr Miriam Stoppard - popular and trusted childbirth specialist. From a month-by-month development guide, to the latest on fertility, antenatal testing, diagnostic procedure, labour choices and caring for your newborn; reassuring, practical advice on all aspects of your antenatal care will help you every step of the way. Plus, find trusted advice for dads-to-be plus helpful case studies which look at a range of issues from infertility to caring for premature babies. The Australian consultant for this book was Professor Jonathan Morris, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist at the University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Royal North Shore Hospital.

She Looks Just Like You

Author: Amie Klempnauer Miller
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807004707
Size: 30.94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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After ten years of talking about children, two years of trying (and failing) to conceive, and one shot of donor sperm for her partner, Amie Miller was about to become a mother. Or something like that. Over the next nine months, as her partner became the biological mom-to-be, Miller became . . . what? Mommy's little helper? A faux dad? As a midwestern, station wagon-driving, stay-at-home mom—and as a nonbiological lesbian mother—Miller both defines and defies the norm. Like new parents everywhere, she wrestled with the anxieties and challenges of first-time parenthood-including neurotic convictions that her child was chronically ill and the muddled confusion of sleeplessness. But unlike most mothers, she experienced pregnancy and birth only vicariously. Unlike biological parents, she had to stand before a judge to adopt her own daughter. And unlike most straight parents, she wondered how to respond when strangers gushed, "I bet Daddy's proud," or "She has your eyes." Miller began searching for a role that would fit her experience, somewhere in the unexplored zone between mother and father, gay and straight. Sometimes she felt like a dad in drag, other times like a lesbian June Cleaver. Through it all, she and her partner became something new—even as the presence of a baby rattled the bones of their eighteen-year relationship. Part love story, part comedy, part quest, Miller's candid and often humorous memoir is a much-needed cultural roadmap to what it means to become a parent, even when the usual categories do not fit. From the Hardcover edition.

The Ultimate Guide To Pregnancy For Lesbians

Author: Rachel Pepper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1573445258
Size: 45.48 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians covers everything you need to make the thrilling and challenging journey to motherhood: from choosing a donor to tracking fertility to signing the right papers on the dotted lines. Rachel Pepper's lively, easy-to-read guide is the first place to go for up-to-date information and sage advice on everything from sex in the sixth month to negotiating family roles. Why a second edition? When the acclaimed first edition appeared, the author's daughter was only a few months old. This new edition takes into account the parenting know-how Pepper has developed over the intervening six years, as well as the evolving legal status of lesbian parents, and the increasing importance of the Internet for information on fertility, sperm banks, and donors. The resource section is greatly expanded, as are the sections on each trimester of pregnancy, on childbirth, and on life with a newborn. And Pepper provides more insight into preconception planning for both single lesbians and couples. An indispensable resource, The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians is now bigger and better.

A Donor Insemination Guide

Author: Marie Mohler
Publisher: Haworth Press
ISBN: 9781560232278
Size: 35.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Conceiving a child together is an act of love. But when doctors, medical staff, sperm banks, donors and a deep-freeze get in on the act, it can become stressful. A DONOR INSEMINATION GUIDE smoothes the way by sharing the experiences of other lesbian women who have successfully conceived using donor insemination, revealing what many doctors don't tell you about the practical details and emotional aspects of this intimate process, including: the pros and cons of known and unknown donors, donor methods, emotional effects on the relationship and legal and medical advice.

The Lesbian And Gay Parenting Handbook

Author: April Martin
Publisher: Perennial
Size: 43.39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide to lesbian and gay parenting by a well-known psychotherapist and lesbian parent covers this sensitive issue from a professional perspective. Original. 20,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

Lesbian Conception 101

Author: Kathy Borkoski
ISBN: 9780692554210
Size: 64.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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You've decided you want to have a baby.... now what? How do you decide on a donor? Where do you find lesbian pregnancy advice? What artificial insemination technique should you (or do you need to) use? How much is this all going to cost? How do you even get started? What is the best way to get pregnant? There are a lot of different ways lesbians can make a baby. In this practical (and sometimes hilarious) guide, Kathy Borkoski of walks you through your options and helps you decide what is best for your situation. By giving you all the information she and her wife learned over a year of inseminations, ultrasounds, and questions to their patient doctor and lesbian mom friends, she shows you how to get started on your own path to pregnancy. In this how-to guide, you will be given: *** A glossary for all the confusing processes and jargon *** Easy-to-follow steps to get you started *** Questions you should be asking each other to make the tough decisions *** Cost estimates so you can plan for the real expenses of lesbian babymaking *** Stories from real lesbian moms about their journeys Don't waste more time googling and asking around... get the basics and start making your family!

Pregnant Butch

Author: A. K. Summers
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593765401
Size: 39.72 MB
Format: PDF
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First pregnancy can be a fraught, uncomfortable experience for any woman, but for resolutely butch lesbian Teek Thomasson, it is exceptionally challenging: Teek identifies as a masculine woman in a world bent on associating pregnancy with a cult of uber-femininity. Teek wonders, “Can butches even get pregnant?” Of course, as she and her pragmatic femme girlfriend Vee discover, they can. But what happens when they do? Written and illustrated by A.K. Summers, and based on her own pregnancy, Pregnant Butch strives to depict this increasingly common, but still underrepresented experience of queer pregnancy with humor and complexity—from the question of whether suspenders count as legitimate maternity wear to the strains created by different views of pregnancy within a couple and finally to a culturally critical and compassionate interrogation of gender in pregnancy. Offering smart, ambitious art, this graphic memoir is a must-read for would-be pregnant butches and anyone interested in the intersection of birth and gender, as well as a perfect queer baby shower gift and conversation starter for those who always assumed they “got” being pregnant.

Confessions Of The Other Mother

Author: Harlyn Aizley
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807097330
Size: 35.63 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A 2006 Lambda Literary finalist in the LGBT anthology category After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, "I'm your new mommy!" While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor, so how could her partner claim to be their child's mommy? Many diapers later, Aizley began to appreciate the complexity of her partner's new role as the other mother. Together, they searched for stories about families like their own, in which a woman has chosen to forgo her own birth experience so that she might support her partner in hers. They found very few. Now, in Confessions of the Other Mother, Aizley has put together an exciting collection of personal stories by women like her partner who are creating new parenting roles, redefining motherhood, and reshaping our view of two-parent families. Contributors include Hillary Goodridge, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the case for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, stand-up comedian Judy Gold, and psychologist and author Suzanne M. Johnson. This candid peek into a previously unexamined side of lesbian parenting is full of stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, but at all times celebratory. Each parenting tale sheds light on the many facets of motherhood, offering gay and straight readers alike a deeper understanding of what it means to love and parent in the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.