Synopses & Reviews
The first book of its kind, The Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth
delivers on the promise of its title. It is a step-by-step guide to the physical and emotional aspects of conception through delivery, providing easy-to-understand charts and illustrations, checklists, groundbreaking fertility information, and personal exercises geared specifically toward lesbians. Reflecting the unique experience of lesbian mothers in a manner never before addressed, The Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth
is both practical, providing lesbians with everything they need to know to become mothers, and inspirational, addressing the social issues surrounding lesbian pregnancy in an empowering manner. Comprehensive and indispensable, this book will serve as a literary midwife to the growing number of lesbian mothers.
Resource guides to fertility centers and informaton
Resource guides to legal and medical information
Sample medical and legal forms and contracts
o Awareness campaigns to fertility clinics and midwiveries
o Awareness campaigns to gay and lesbian community centers and health clinics
o National advertising: The Advocate, Out, Alternative Family Magazine
Stephanie Brilland Kim Toevsrun and serve as midwives for Maia Midwifery, and they are faculty instructors for the Midwifery Institute of California. Members of the California Association of Midwives, and the Midwives Alliance of North America, they make their home in Berkeley, California.
Full Title: 'Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth'. An indispensable book for the growing number of lesbians planning to start a family.
About the Author
Kim Toevs is the co-founder of Maia Midwifery and Preconception Services in Berkeley, Calif., which has achieved national recognition by helping thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals with every aspect of creating a family. She now lives in Portland, Ore., where she works in the field of HIV prevention and public health.