The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: How to Stay Sane and Care for Yourself from Preconception Through Birth

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Cleis Press, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 270 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Abby - Goodreads

This book contained some useful information and a lot of reassurances. It was like reading a (book-length) letter from a very supportive friend. Much of the information is from the personal experience ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Rachel Pepper is an award-winning writer specializing in queer family issues. She is the book editor at Curve magazine, the nation's bestselling lesbian magazine, and she writes for numerous publications, including the Advocate, Out, and Hip Mama, and websites including PlanetOut and Lesbianation. Rachel works in the Lesbian and Gay Studies program at Yale University and is the single mom of daughter Frances, whose conception originally inspired the writing of this book.

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