The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth has been thoroughly updated ensuring that this book remains the best source for women embarking on this most important step. Authors Stephanie Brill, the co-founder of the nationally renowned Maia Midwifery and Preconception Services, draws upon her years of expertise in working with lesbians, single women, and all the many faces of alternative families.

Brill covers the latest information in insemination and fertility technology and presents the most up-to-date information on developments in all areas of conception and pregnancy, including:

  • New fertility drugs and protocols in fertility clinics that have become standard since publication of the first edition
  • How to time for self-insemination based on age considerations
  • The special needs of butch women and women who are transitioning from female to male
  • Expanded coverage of safe-sex practices during pregnancy

The wealth of information included in this indispensable volume makes The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth the definitive resource on childbirth for the new American family.
Stephanie Brill is co-founder of Maia Midwifery and Preconception Services in Berkeley, CA, which has achieved national recognition by helping thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals with every aspect of creating a family. Brill is also the author of The Queer Parent’s Primer and serves as the director of Maia.
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