What an exciting month for bellabirth! I am so glad to have you along for the ride.
You will have noticed a name change on facebook to THIS IS YOUR BIRTH. August will see this new book available for your Informed Birth Preparation needs (best gift!!!).
I have been busy updating the website, making sure all links are good and all information is up to date. If you spot a problem, let me know!
Several new bellablog posts were added in the last month, and many more updated. You will find links to the bellabirth posts below.
On facebook in the last months there are two post which stood out. The first was a post in response to a research article about controlled crying (below). Articles like the one responded to are an example of why it is so hard to navigate the information highway. I have added a section to THIS IS YOUR BIRTH about weighing up risk, to aid the process.
Also popular on facebook, was a pastiche I wrote twisting the words of "To be or not to be" (also below).
I have been up dating the recommended reading list on bellabirth. The latest book review is a breastfeeding book: Boobin' all day...Boobin' all night. I purchased the e-book, but this is one I would love in hard copy. I am currently reviewing another e-book about Informed Decision Making in Childbirth (a process applicable to all areas). This book was sent to me by the author for "honest review". So watch out for that review in the next bellatin. Will it make the recommended reading list?
I promised you a sneak peak into THIS IS YOUR BIRTH. Check out the video below, as I talk you through what I am working on...it is coming together nicely and I am on track for an August release!
Yours in Informed Birth Preparation,
This is the image that accompanied the controlled crying post, you can share the original here.
An image of the pastiche.
I published it on the bellablog and my wordpress, so you can share it if you like. or you can share the original post.
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8 Factors that Influence Your Birth Choices
Top Tips for Informed Birth Preparation
Standard Pregnancy Care
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Baby Stuff and Nonsense
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