Newbie Needs Resources on Pregnancy, Childbirth, Parenting, etc.
January 13, 2014 2:43 PM Subscribe
I am a pregnant for the first time, and looking for resources (primarily web, but not limited to it) on pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. This shouldn't be so hard, right? But I really want blogs, Tumblrs, Twitters, websites, etc. that are funny or snarky or absurd, as well as smart, feminist/liberal, crunchy, scientific, and welcoming of a variety of backgrounds/lifestyles. (Maybe not all at once, but I'll take what I can get.) I'm coming up short. Help?
posted by aabbbiee to Society & Culture (34 answers total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
My searches lead me to either patronizing, nonspecific medical information written at a very basic level, or- conversely- forums of acronyms and emoticons that make me despair for the future. Yes, pregnancy is a glorious and magical time, but it's also a really strange, all-consuming, and isolating experience. I want some sites that help me laugh at all the weirdness while still patting me on the back in solidarity.
So help a newbie out. Metafilter is always a great place to be, and I regularly comb the archives. I'm familiar with Offbeat Families (though they post so rarely), Ain't No Mom Jeans, and Reasons My Son Is Crying. What else or where else should I look?
Any kind of resource is fine, whether Tumblrs of animated gifs that make you laugh aloud, or heavy sociological blogs on feminist parenthood. Any kind of information is useful at this point: maternity wear, baby gear, working parenthood, nursing, etc. Whatever!
(Don't tell me not to read stuff online as a first-time-pregnant lady. I'm from the Internet- I'm going to read stuff online. Help me find the good stuff!)