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Hey hot mamas!

In doing work on our booklist today, I found some books that might be of interest to you, so I thought I'd toss'em out.

Annie's baby :the diary of Anonymous, a pregnant teenager
by Beatrice Sparks

Discipline from Birth to Three: How Teen Parents Can Prevent & Deal with Discipline Problems with Babies & Toddlers
by Jeanne Warr Lindsay

Your Pregnancy & Newborn Journey: A Guide for Pregnant Teens
by Jeanne Warren Lindsay

Surviving Teen Pregnancy: Your Choices, Dreams, & Decisions
by Shirley M. Arthur

[This message has been edited by Miz Scarlet (edited 18 October 2000).]

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I heard that "birthing from within" was a really good book from some of the girls at It's not teenage specific, but maybe worthwhile to look at.
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While a lot of people seem to like "What To Expect When Your Expecting" I didn't think it was all that good.

My friend Jessica, at 7 months had some back pain, what pregnancy doesn't!? She looked it up in the book where it suggested it could be one of 436546324 different fatal diseases, which of course had her scared out of her mind.

I just said "Jessica, take that book, put it on the shelf and forget about it. If you that worried, go to the doctor"

So yeah, in conclusion I rate that book pretty low! lol

Peace, love, empathy

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I'll have to agree with you there, Skittles. It didn't help me at all, and I resented the constant use of the word "husband". Many, many women who have babies don't have husbands. They have life partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, and a lot of the time, no-one.

The book I couldn't have gotten through my pregnancy without was The Birth Book by Willian Sears. It talks about birthing as a personal experience, and has everything you'd ever want to know about childbirth in it in frank, easy to understand language. Not really a teenage-girl specific book, but a wonderful book for any pregnant woman, IMHO.

I need my conscience to keep watch over me
To protect me from myself
So I can wear honesty like a crown on my head
When I walk into the promised land

Aria of Mayhem

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the books listed above are simple minded and dull. I dislike them all. Annies Baby is fale, degrading and upsetting. The other too contain good information, if you read at a 5th grade level.

Birthing from Within IS is all about empowerment and joy. What to Expect stinks for ANY mother of ANY age.

I am working on my own book, and on several compliations, which are designed for young mothers without talking down to them or insulting their choices.

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damn!! Typos much? I was typing that at work, trying to hide it from my boss. I swear I am not THAT dense. I normally proof-read like crazy! EEK!
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