Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pregnancy: Is Home Birth For You?

With many women endorsing the wonderful benefits of home birth, many pregnant women are wondering if this option is right for them. Contrary to popular belief, home birth is not a new thing. In fact according to researchers, 90% of the people living today were born in their homes.  Hospital birth did not start until the 1920’s due to an increase in the number of physicians and automobiles
Most women opt for a home birth because they are familiar with the environment. Many also like the fact that family and friends can be present during the home birth. There are also many women who cannot put up with the impersonal treatment of hospital staff during the birth.

There are also women who advocate home birth because they want the experience to be as natural as possible. During a home birth there are no drugs used to speed up the delivery. Also no doctors are present during the delivery; usually a registered mid-wife is present during the home birth.

Women who have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or if you expect your baby to be born with a certain condition then a home birth is not advisable. Women who have also experienced a complicated home birth before are likewise advised to give birth in a hospital instead.

The Ultimate Pregnancy Journal

The Ultimate Pregnancy Journal, the newest addition in the best-selling series of parenting and baby books from Elizabeth & Alex Lluch, celebrates the joy, love, and adventure surrounding a pregnancy. Parents-to-be can create a beautiful keepsake that will elicit heartwarming memories for years to come.

This adorable book includes 100 guided pages of questions that couples can use to record everything from the moment they first decide to have a child, to bringing the baby home. Pages include space for photographs, shower invitations and announcements, as well as 16 colorful photo frames that can be placed throughout the book. In addition, this journal offers decorative stickers, pattern pages, a keepsake pouch, and a fold-out photo banner.

Unique components and a large trim size allow parents to design and create a beautiful and personalized keepsake that can be displayed on a nightstand or coffeetable. The Ultimate Pregnancy Journal is sure to become a favorite memento for first-time and even experienced parents who want to relive their pregnancy!

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Melissa Over’s Seriously Funny Guide To: Pregnancy

This is a short and sassy guide of truths to pregnancy. This is not for the light hearted, although I do encourage closet readers. However, they will need to have a good excuse as to why they are sitting in the closet laughing hysterically to themselves. This guide allows women to laugh and enjoy their pregnancy, even the most embarrassing of symptoms. As these are all very common with pregnancy but in such a secretive and judgmental world many women do not feel comfortable discussing these topics. This book is very educational and will help many women feel more comfortable in their temporary new body that seems to be changing in many ways. With the vast number of hormones taking over, many women do not know what to truly expect when they are expecting. This is not complete textbook material as with Melissa Over’s witty and twisted humor, many embarrassing experiences, and very sarcastic thoughts added in makes this the best pregnancy guide ever, while giving a good laugh, enjoyable time, and facts all at once. Anyone who has had experience with being pregnant, wanting to become pregnant, or wants to just know the truths about pregnancy will love this book.

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