Saturday, December 25, 2010


I was actually looking forward to charting. I've always liked organizing and analyzing information. So, in October I printed off some fertility charts, starting charting, and HATED it. They were difficult to write on, hard to read, and impossible to understand. As usual, I thought if anyone could help it would be the women on the ICAN of Central Iowa message boards. I did a fourm search for "charting" and found the answer I'd been looking for.

I absoulty love the online charting offered at the website posted above. It's easy to input information, easy to read, and easy to understand. No more going to my paper charts and counting back 12-16 days from my last cycle. Nope! All I do is input my daily data and the online chart does the rest. This process is a much better fit for me.

Friday, November 26, 2010

DVD's I Like

Title: The Business of Being Born (2008)
Director: Abby Epstein

Title: National Geographic - In the Womb (2005)
Director: Toby Macdonald

Title: Pregnant in America (2008)
Director: Steve Buonaugurio & Betsy Chasse

Books I Like

Title: The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
Author: Henci Goer
ISBN: 0399525173

This is absolutely my favorite pregnancy book. If I could only recommend one pregnancy book this would be it.

Title: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Author: La Leche League International
ISBN: 9780345518446 book!

Title: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Author: Ina May Gaskin
ISBN: 9780553381153

Title: Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
Author: Susan McCutcheon
ISBN: 9780452276598

Title: Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience
Author: Ricki Lake, Abby Epstein, Jacques Moritz
ISBN: 9780446538145

Title: Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir
Author: Cara Muhlhahn, Abby Epstein, Ricki Lake
ISBN: 9781607146728

Title: Gentle Birth Choices
Author: Barbara Harper
ISBN: 9781594770678

Title: Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience
Author: Elizabeth Davis & Debra Pascali-Bonaro
ISBN: 978-1605295282