|1852 daguerrotype, via Corsetra on Pinterest|
Besides the fact that I am heading toward another birth myself, I want to arm any of you out there who are pregnant or planning to be with lots of positive stories. I really think hearing only horror stories of pain, surgery, complications & trauma only serves to make women more afraid. Educate yourself & prepare for things to potentially go sideways, but don't expect that. Read this website & books like Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth to remind yourself that birth is a natural process, the majority of us can do it & do it well & you don't need to be afraid.
Interesting (quick) historical look at views on breastfeeding from the Victorians to now. Including numerous Victorian era daguerrotype portraits of women breastfeeding.
I like the Oatmeal generally, but I'm not sure what to think about the "Happy You-Escaped-From-A-Vagina-Day" cards...
A beautifully written post on a new used book shop in Vancouver: The Paper Hound. It sounds lovely & I'm looking forward to visiting.
Loved this post for the pictures of families on bikes--longtails, Dutch bakfietsen, lots of kid seats & more!
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