The New Essential Guide To Lesbian Conception Pregnancy Birth

Author: Stephanie A. Brill
Publisher: Alyson Publications
ISBN: 9781555839406
Size: 75.74 MB
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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: 55.62 MB
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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 Birth

Author: Miriam Stoppard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756652103
Size: 19.56 MB
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Widely accepted as the definitive guide to pregnancy andchildbirth, Dr. Miriam Stoppard’s Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth has sold well over a million copies since it was firstpublished. This new edition has not only been given a completely new look with stunning new photography but it has also been updated and re-written with 20-25 percent new material. New information will cover the latest developments in pregnancy and birth, from up-to-date research on how your stress levels can affect your unborn baby to new developments in delivering your baby.

Navigating The Land Of If

Author: Melissa Ford
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 0786744820
Size: 57.98 MB
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Author of the extremely successful blog Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters, Melissa Ford presents readers with a guide for navigating the complex world of infertility. The Land of If got its name not only because “IF” is the abbreviation for “infertility” in the online world, but also because there are so many “ifs” inherent in being here. No stranger to the Land of If herself, Ford shares her hard-earned knowledge and insights, helping couples struggling with infertility understand the lingo, learn the details doctors tend to leave out, and keep their emotional sanity despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Navigating the Land of If gives the nitty-gritty on injections, rejections, biting your tongue during happy parent-to-be conversations, and trying not to cry over baby shower invitations. With chapters that include how-to’s for same-sex couples, and present adoption or remaining child-free as plausible alternatives, Ford tells you exactly what you need to know, from one infertile to another.

The Ultimate Guide To Pregnancy For Lesbians

Author: Rachel Pepper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1573445258
Size: 58.33 MB
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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.

Confessions Of The Other Mother

Author: Harlyn Aizley
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807079638
Size: 18.92 MB
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A lively collection of true tales that illuminate and celebrate lesbian parenting from the nonbiological mother's perspective

Pregnant Butch

Author: A. K. Summers
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593765401
Size: 52.47 MB
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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.

A Donor Insemination Guide

Author: Marie Mohler
Publisher: Haworth Press
ISBN: 9781560232278
Size: 68.90 MB
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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.

Spirit Babies

Author: Walter Makichen
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307491234
Size: 54.31 MB
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Am I Meant to Become a Parent? Why Can’t I Conceive? What Is My Unborn Child Trying to Tell Me? In this reassuring, supportive, and accessible book, leading clairvoyant and medium Walter Makichen offers guidance to prospective parents eager to create a warm, nurturing environment for their soon-to-be-conceived-or-born children. Applying the wisdom and insights he has gained through twenty years of communicating with these spirit babies, Makichen helps you resolve issues about starting a family…actively participate in the psychic process of creating a child…and move past your worries and fears about becoming parents. From the seven essential chakras that link our body, mind, and spirit to why pregnant women are superpsychic, you’ll discover: * How to create the energy that nurtures spirit babies * How to understand how past lives and chakras relate to your unborn child * The conception contract–what it is and what it means for you and your child * How karmic pairings affect conception and pregnancy * Why miscarriages occur and what they can signify Plus spirit babies and guardian angels…spirit babies and adoption…spirit babies and dreams…and much more Featuring inspirational examples of couples who are now happy parents, as well as breath exercises and healing meditations at the end of each chapter, Spirit Babies tells you everything you need to know to become the parent you were meant to be. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Queer Parent S Primer

Author: Stephanie A. Brill
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781572242265
Size: 34.51 MB
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A parenting educator and lesbian mother offers gay and lesbian parents straight talk about the practical challenges that their families will face.