Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Book on Parenting: From The Hips

So as a single woman with no children I always wonder, "is the grass greener on the other side?" Do I want to ever get pregnant? Do I want to be a parent? The jury is still out, but I am happy that this book exists because it gives you the real person's perspective on pregnancy, birth, parenting, and more. If anyone needs to make an informed decision, it would be me.

From the Hips is an entirely new kind of book about having a baby—an energetic hybrid of professional expertise and personal honesty. After their own recent pregnancies, the authors asked themselves, “Why should women have to choose between a book they can trust and one they relate to?” From the Hips balances serious know-how—including expert input from doctors, midwives, lactation consultants, doulas, and more—with smart, funny tales from the trenches. Quotes from hundreds of parents show a range of experiences and opinions rarely seen on the same page. Always revealing, often hilarious, sometimes incredibly moving, these glimpses into the real world of pregnancy and parenthood show readers just how wild a ride it can be.

From the Hips, written by Ceridwen Morris and Rebecca Odes and published by Three Rivers Press is coming out May 22. Visit the website to reserve your copy now.

(ALSO: Visit, which includes a blog as well as extensive online and offline resources for new parents at all stages of the process. And for some free advice from Morris and Odes visit


jayfader said...

I shall send this to my (one) pregnant friend and coworker - wow! ht

Fashion Plus Jewelry said...

I often wonder the same thing. I suspect that this read may reconfirm my belief in staying baby-free.

Thanks for the post.

All the best,