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 »

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 »

Life’s Little Rituals by Alexandria

Stars: ****1/2 A very neat book of rituals for any and every occasion from first tooth to first blood to first job to sibling leaving home to divorce to death and everything in between. Morning and Bed routine, laundry ritual , new car, new roomate, decision to live together, pregnancy, home alone, graduation, beginning of… Read More »

Will It Hurt the Baby?: The Safe Use of Medications during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding by Richard S. Abrams, M.D.

Stars: ****1/2 This book is a great resource for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding. If you’ve ever wondered what medicines are safe to take during pregnancy or nursing and wanted more than just a “Yes it’s safe” or “No it’s not safe” answer, this is the book for you. The first thing the book… Read More »