Conception, Pregnancy and Childbirth Books – a Shortlist

Why would you put something on "shortlist"? Of course, there is still always the "longlist", and lots of it on there would undeniably still be worth reading. This shortlist however contains titles which I found eye-opening and essential for every mother-to-be (and their husbands/partners/parents) to read or dip in and out of. This is for …

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The Continuum Concept – the book that might very possibly change your life (and your baby’s)

While I was translating a very comprehensive, highly readable and basically brilliant book by Katy Elphinstone "Autism and Asperger's, Advice for Parents and Carers" into German, I also came across some other very helpful and inspiring titles. One of those is the Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff. The years in the 1970s she spent living …

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The “things” baby needs…

You hear it time and time again: “Children are just so expensive!” You need new furniture, all the clothing, a complete sterilising system for the bottles (ever heard of breastfeeding?), bucket loads of pampers (ever heard of old fashioned cloth nappies?), decorate the nursery (coupled with a lot of anxiety if it should be pink …

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