ASKING FOR A PREGNANT FRIEND
101 Answers to Questions Women Are Too Embarrassed to Ask about Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood
All too often, pregnant women and the mothers of newborns have questions they are too embarrassed to ask their doctors, friends, mothers, and sisters. What is that smell? Is the fetus really okay when I have sex? Should my labia look like this? What should I do if I’m sad about my baby’s gender? What’s the real deal with pooping during labor? Is it normal to be jealous of my baby? Women who summon the courage to ask these questions online are frequently met with unwelcome judgments or inaccurate information. Bailey Gaddis is determined to provide them with real, safe, savvy, and nonjudgmental answers because she was one of them herself. She had so many unanswered questions before and after her child’s birth that she trained as a doula and has since become a beloved and sought-after in-person and online childbirth educator. She’s basically an unflappable, modern combination of Dr. Ruth, Dear Abby, and Dr. Spock. Her uniquely authoritative, accessible, and sometimes funny treasure trove of answers will leave women heard, informed, reassured — and no longer afraid to ask.
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