Knowledge

This section contains recommendations of books for LGBTIQ and gender and sexual diversity therapists and clients, and provides links to other suitable organisations.

If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or any other gender or sexual preference and are seeking literature about the societal and personal issues surrounding sexuality and gender, or if you are a therapist who is working with clients such as this and looking for texts to gain a greater understanding, then start your search here.

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We are currently in the process of transferring all of our resources from our old site into these pages, and will continue to add books and material regularly, so this section will continue to grow and expand. Please do visit again if you cannot find what you are looking for just yet. We are also open to suggestions, so if you would like to recommend an appropriate book or link, feel free to contact us.

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: tips and techniques from conception through birth

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: tips and techniques from conception through birth Image

Rachel Pepper. Cleis Press, San Francisco, 2005

Key Elements: Covers everything that a woman needs to think about and be aware of as she approaches the decision to have a baby and/or have a healthy and joyful pregnancy.

There are thirteen chapters which cover the process of pregnancy in great detail, including a number of the unspoken topics of pregnancy.
Chapter One: So you Wanna Be a Mama -getting ready for the ride of your life
Chapter Two: Thinking It over and Making a Plan-what you need to work out before you get started
Chapter Three: Getting Started-Now the Fun Really Begins-conception and fertility
Chapter Four: Getting the Goods-sperm, sperm banks, choosing a donor, money and other options
Chapter Five: Surviving the Roller Coaster – Ten Tips to Keep You Sane – taking care of yourself and your body, finding support, taking time out
Chapter Six: Why am I not Pregnant Yet? – Obstacles to the Path to Parenthood -infertility, treatment, fertility drugs, miscarriage and mourning
Chapter Seven: You’re Pregnant-the World of Eating, Sleeping, and Puking-pregnancy the first trimester, the emotional nitty-gritty
Chapter Eight: You’re Well Into It Now – Your Second Trimester – the golden/second trimester, medical test, making birth decisions, Partners, changing life circumstances, into the third trimester
Chapter Nine: Self-Esteem and Sexuality During Pregnancy – sexual desire during pregnancy, sexual self esteem, intimacy, sexual questions
Chapter Ten: Into the Home Stretch/ The Last Trimester-taking care of yourself, problems that arise, medical test, naming the baby, congratulations and celebrations
Chapter Eleven: Birth – the Big Event – when it is really time, the excitement, the three stages of labor, dealing with complications, partners become parents too
Chapter Twelve: Holy Cow-What Now?-lesbian motherhood, and the postbirth revelations.
Chapter Thirteen: Resources

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: tips and techniques from conception through birth

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: tips and techniques from conception through birth Image

Rachel Pepper. Cleis Press, San Francisco, 2005

Key Elements: Covers everything that a woman needs to think about and be aware of as she approaches the decision to have a baby and/or have a healthy and joyful pregnancy.

There are thirteen chapters which cover the process of pregnancy in great detail, including a number of the unspoken topics of pregnancy.
Chapter One: So you Wanna Be a Mama -getting ready for the ride of your life
Chapter Two: Thinking It over and Making a Plan-what you need to work out before you get started
Chapter Three: Getting Started-Now the Fun Really Begins-conception and fertility
Chapter Four: Getting the Goods-sperm, sperm banks, choosing a donor, money and other options
Chapter Five: Surviving the Roller Coaster – Ten Tips to Keep You Sane – taking care of yourself and your body, finding support, taking time out
Chapter Six: Why am I not Pregnant Yet? – Obstacles to the Path to Parenthood -infertility, treatment, fertility drugs, miscarriage and mourning
Chapter Seven: You’re Pregnant-the World of Eating, Sleeping, and Puking-pregnancy the first trimester, the emotional nitty-gritty
Chapter Eight: You’re Well Into It Now – Your Second Trimester – the golden/second trimester, medical test, making birth decisions, Partners, changing life circumstances, into the third trimester
Chapter Nine: Self-Esteem and Sexuality During Pregnancy – sexual desire during pregnancy, sexual self esteem, intimacy, sexual questions
Chapter Ten: Into the Home Stretch/ The Last Trimester-taking care of yourself, problems that arise, medical test, naming the baby, congratulations and celebrations
Chapter Eleven: Birth – the Big Event – when it is really time, the excitement, the three stages of labor, dealing with complications, partners become parents too
Chapter Twelve: Holy Cow-What Now?-lesbian motherhood, and the postbirth revelations.
Chapter Thirteen: Resources

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