Science in Media – Teen Pregnancy

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There is a serious flaw when presenting information such as teen birth. Recently, I was processing some questions and a random internet search came up with the following: “Definitions: Teenagers 15 through 19 years of age who were pregnant, regardless of marital status. Pregnancy outcomes could be live births, abortions, or fetal deaths. Therefore, total […]

Stepmom (1988)

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Stepmom the movie SS: You know Ben was born in two hours, went straight to the breast and camped there for the next four days, always with this mischevious look on his face, like he had a secret or something. And his blanket, always looked like a cape, even the nurses said so. He loves […]

Videos in Collection

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I have quite a variety in the BirthLibrary and am always gaining more, through donation or when others are getting rid of their collections. Feel free to check out the collection (See our “how it works” page) and let me know what you think should be added or what your thoughts are on any certain […]

Abduction of a Sabine Woman

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I will not pretend the source material isn’t rather historically distasteful (Taking of the Sabine Women) but the form of the humans depicted here is astounding. What I find fascinating is the very mistaken idea of the prevalence of nudity in past cultures or in expression of nudity in life. Western civilization has developed more […]

The Kissing Booth (2018)

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Inane teen comedy with requisite sexual context and little actual plot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bfS6seiLhk The idea of there even being a Kissing Booth these days…yeah, like that still happens. (Does it still happen, if so, I’m a bit worried…) So, beyond all that…the movie opens with two friends who were born on the same day and their mothers […]

Lending Library Policies

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These are in development. At this time, let’s just say I expect all books borrowed to be returned or paid for if not returned. You pay shipping up front to borrow a book. I only ship You return the book within 90 days or you purchase an extension for $5 a month. At the end […]

What is a “Guide to Childbirth” Anyway?

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It seems to come in various forms. There is the “Your pregnancy week by week” or month by month… Or the “Knowing your Informed Choices” The “The Ultimate Guide to everything you need to know” and the “Holistic Guide to A More Natural Childbirth” and even ones that imply you are a Thinking Woman, they […]

A Visit to Sarasota’s Ringling Museum

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A few years ago, I saw these artworks at Sarasota, Florida’s Ringing Museum and the Ca’ D’zan. They are not only beautiful, they bring up very graphic messages for the media of “their” time as well as ours. Breastfeeding as an expression of charity and giving, naked and open breastfeeding in a religious figure such […]

Breastfeeding in Children’s Books?

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Mothering.com posted a fabulous list of children’s books earlier this year that included breastfeeding. It’s amazing to think that one to two generations of books wiped out all references to breastfeeding and incorporated bottlefeeding to the point where dolls and toys came with bottles GLUED or plastic-molded to the toy! My daughter still hasn’t forgiven […]