Get Me Out

A book review of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from The Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank by Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D. Stars: **** W. W. Norton & Company (2011)Health/Obstetrics & Gynecology352 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Making and having babies—what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and… Read More »

Waiting to Forget: A Motherhood Lost and Found by Margaret Moorman

Waiting to Forget is a tale of adoption from the birth mother’s point of view. Margaret’s memoir covers two pregnancies, the one when she was sixteen back in the sixties when teenage pregnancy was kept a shameful secret and the other, 25 years later. Although she kept that baby and was filled with happiness, the… Read More »

Mommy MD Guides (Pregnancy and First Year)

Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth AND Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year by Rallie McAllister Stars: ***** Momosa Publishing (2011) Disclosure: I received the books in exchange for an honest review. Summary: The Mommy MD Guides cover common pregnancy and parenting concerns and then are followed up with quotes from actual… Read More »

The Triumphant Child: Caring For Your Newborn

The Triumphant Child: Caring for your newborn Edited by Dr. Olson Huff and Nicole Rawson-Huff Stars: ***** Sixty Second Parent (2009) Adult Nonfiction 315 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Whether this is your first or your fourth baby, life… Read More »

Bipolar and Pregnancy

A book review of Bipolar and Pregnancy by Donna Merrill Stars: *** Lulu (2008)Pregnancy/Bipolar128 pages Summary: It is estimated that 5.4 million adults in the US are diagnosed with bipolar. Yet, there is surprisingly little (or conflicting) information on treating women for bipolar during pregnancy in ways that prevent birth defects. This guide, Bipolar and… Read More »

Rediscovering Birth by Sheila Kitzinger

Stars: ***** Summary: Find out how pregnancy and birth is experienced around the world from the feelings about pregnancy, the physical and spiritual experience of giving birth, how babies and mothers are taken care of after birth and more. With real photographs from around the world, you’ll find out how different pregnancy and especially birth… Read More »

Your Best Birth by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

Stars: ****1/2 Subtitle: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices and Take Back the Birth Experience Summary: After making “The Business of Being Born”, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein decided to pool their information on childbirth and create a book. The goal of the book is to help pregnant women make informed decisions about… Read More »