Building a Mothers Network "The network has been providing the very support that many of the birthmothers wish they been given when they were experiencing an unplanned pregnancy crisis and the threat of adoption seemed the only way out." If you know a mom in a crisis pregnancy who wants to birth and parent but is concerned about a lack of resources, financial security, support, or emotional issues they need help with, let them know about this resource. [more inside]
I'm working on an easy to read, well-researched guide to help women with healthcare access problems obtain and use birth control methods (hormonal and non-hormonal), emergency contraception, and medical abortion pills. Given the way that these important health issues are treated in the U.S. today, it saddens me that we need this guide but I believe the information is vital. If you are a person who may become pregnant or care about someone who may become pregnant, this guide could be of use--it even teaches a new way to use diaphragms that makes them easier to use, more convenient, and more effective all at once. [more inside]
Have you ever read a parenting book that left you feeling inadequate and/or terrified? In other words, have you ever read any parenting book whatsoever? Then you might enjoy my new book How Not To Kill Your Baby, a parody of all those crazy-making pregnancy and parenting manuals. It comes complete with a poster-size detachable Growth Chart of Doom, which will tell you if your baby is big enough to survive an encounter with an angry capybara. For the story of why I decided to write the book, you can read my guest post at the New York Times Motherlode blog. [more inside]
In our latest improv short, my wife, Adria Dawn and I explore what happens when a pregnant woman gets trapped with a self-proclaimed pregnancy expert. This is a slightly twisted take on how soon-to-be parents really feel sometimes. We hope you enjoy it.