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10 Blogs You Should Be Reading

By January 2, 2008

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It wasnít that many years ago since people didnít know what blogs were; now everyone has a blog. I truly enjoy blogs for a variety of reasons. I like news analysis, personal stories and staying up-to-date with friends and trends. Here are some I think that would be interesting to everyone involved with pregnancy or parenting in some way.
  1. Our Bodies Our Blog
    This blog is not specifically about pregnancy and birth. But it is vital to women's health. From the Our Bodies, Ourselves group you've got a bit of news, a lot of health and some activism thrown in for good measure.

  2. Giving Birth with Confidence
    The authors of The Official Lamaze Guide, Judith and Charlotte share their insight into birth all around the world and work on ways to help you feel more confident about the choices you make in your birth.

  3. Second Time Around Podcast and Blog
    Aaron and Malky Benedict started their podcast and blog on infertility as a personal journey as they struggle with secondary infertility. I've actually been a guest on their podcast a couple of times and really enjoy their blog - a mixture of fertility related news and personal opinion.

  4. Parent Hacks
    The whole point of Parent Hacks is to share collective wisdom about parenting. The quick tips are often useful in my daily life as the mother of seven. Don't we all need a parent hack or two?

  5. Navelgazing Midwife
    I love a good birth story. And these are often wonderful. She's open and honest and tells everything in beautiful detail. She has amazing hospital and doctor stories, including a hugging OB named Dr. Wonderful... Wonder if we can recruit him to do births where I live? You'll also love her video montages of births.

  6. Moms Rising
    Interested in the political side of parenting? This group believes that you should be standing up for what is fair and good in your life. Their posts are often calls to action to make your life better by ensuring rights for working families and protection for people who want to have children and not have it held against them at work, like with maternal profiling.

  7. Baby Chic 101
    We all need a little bit of bling in our lives and beyond the bling is also some useful things for mom and baby. I love watching for the new styles in maternity clothes and diaper bags. But you won't feel guilty for watching this blog...

  8. The Lactivist
    What do you get when you cross a lactating mom with an activist? A lactivist, of course. This blog is about all things breastfeeding, socially acceptable and not so acceptable. I love her sense of humor and her quick wit.

  9. Midwifery World
    This blog is a round up of pregnancy, birth and midwifery news from Kris Bagiu, CPM. She's a midwife in California with a big heart and an eye for news. Kris has been blogging for awhile and now has settled here. You'll also enjoy her podcasts.

  10. Citizens for Midwifery
    The CfM blog is new to the blogosphere, but it's coming out roaring. The posts are to the point and thoughtful, well worth your reading time.

These blogs are in addition to other blogs I read including some listed here, like Pushed Birth and Celebrity Baby Blog. What blogs are you reading? Drop me a line and let me know...

January 5, 2008 at 1:50 pm
(1) Molly says:

Great post! I’m so glad to see the new CfM blog on your list.

Thanks for your work with about.com and the great Pregnancy & Childbirth information you share there.

Best wishes,

Molly Remer
(CfM Board)

January 5, 2008 at 2:41 pm
(2) Christine C. says:

Thanks so much for including OBOB among the many excellent sites listed!

January 6, 2008 at 2:52 am
(3) Kris Bagiu, CPM, LM says:

Wow, thank you so much for such a nice link to my website Robin! I’ve got one right back to Pregnancy at About.com :)

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