So we have in our possession:
1. The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: How to Stay Sane and Care For Yourself from Pre-Conception to Birth
2. The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth
The top one seems down-to-earth and very readable. The latter one seems too full of new age crap for my taste.
I’m just now looking through Amazon’s other listings for books related to lesbian pregnancy. Let’s see….
3. Baby Steps: How Lesbian Alternative Insemination is Changing the World. Yeah- recruit! recruit! recruit! Also, I love the first comment someone made on Amazon for this book: I think all women should be able to decide how to live their lives and raise their children, whether with another woman, a man, both, or neither. Baby steps provides an alternative way to get pregnant without being penetrated by a man’s […]. Nice.
4. Confessions of the Other Mother: Non-Biological Lesbian Moms Tell All. This one sounds interesting, but I’m sure most of these stories do not apply to me.
5. My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy. Sounds just as happy as The Well of Loneliness! It sounds good though: …reads like an intimate yet super funny, painfully true letter from my very best friend. Andrea is like a girl version of David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs, mining perfect comedic moments from the very worst of life’s offerings. You don’t have to be miserable, lonely or a lesbian to completely relate to the hilarious journey that is Andrea’s life.”
And finally, Amazon thought I could use this product since I was looking at all these books:
Vaginal Speculums, metal, 3 sizes
Thanks, Amazon. Thanks a lot. *runs away in terror*
“Vaginal Speculums, metal, 3 sizes”
Those weren’t in your Gold Box were they? Becuase that would just be TOO funny.
No, those were nowhere near my box, gold or otherwise.
Yeah, I find that about the New Essential Guide, too, but after I moved past the parts that didn’t fit with me, it had a ton of really great information about what does and doesn’t work, what to listen to and what you can ignore, and about the plain old practicalities.
Confessions of the Other Mother is worth having in the house and both moms reading it. I just read it (bio mom to 3 year old and PG) and it gave me a lot of insight to how my wife has felt in the entire process.
I’ll probably see if I can find that book and thumb through it. I read the three excerpts available online and they were good, although I had already read one in LesbianDad, one I can’t imagine happening (Nutella telling the baby “I’m your mommy!”), and the last…well, I am fully prepared to tell people that I’m Nutella’s sister should I feel like they’re going to keep me away from her one second more than I need to be. But hopefully that won’t happen. sigh.
On the plus side, I have 0 desire to be pregnant myself, so that’s not an issue at all.
Just found your blog and happy to read about the beginning of your journey.
I never thought of going to Amazon to find a speculum! Thanks for the advice, I actually DO need one of these devices b/c in addition to the temping and charting, two couples I know have gotten pregnant the months they monitoring their cervixes with speculums. I’ll try anything.