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My very opinionated reviews and synopses of relevant books, from those with a permanent place on my shelf (and in my heart) to those inspiring bonfire visions.

Flashback Book Review:
The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy

January 24, 2018

The second in my Flashback Book Review series: Kimberly Seals-Allers’s The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy. NY: Amistad, 2006. This book is awesome. Seals-Allers has filled the much-needed void of pregnancy books for Black women. On the medical side, Black women are at greater risk for certain medical conditions. Personally and socially, there are […]

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Flashback Book Review:
The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy, or Everything Your Doctor Won’t Tell You

January 6, 2018

Flashback Book Review: Vicki Iovine’s The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy: or Everything Your Doctor Won’t Tell You. NY: Pocket, 1995. The Girlfriends’ Guide is the pregnancy book I love to hate. However, other people just plain love it, and it unfortunately remains a best seller. This book is organized by topic, such as “Looking the […]

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My Miserable Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy

My rating: This entry has a rating of 1

August 6, 2017

Potentially acceptable light read, with caveats.

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Your Orgasmic Pregnancy

My rating: This entry has a rating of 3

June 4, 2012

I really like the idea of this book. The execution, not so much.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting

August 1, 2011

Oh, this book. The book midwives love to hate. The book that scares unsuspecting parents. And, unfortunately, the book that manages to end up in the hands of pretty much everyone who even hears the word “pregnant.”

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Anything by Aviva Jill Romm

Romm: Natural Health After Birth

July 30, 2011

I highly recommend anything and everything by Aviva Jill Romm. She is a midwife, herbalist, and easy-to-read author whose works are both useful to experienced herbalists and accessible to families.

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