Oh, Baby!

true stories about conception, adoption, surrogacy, pregnancy, labor, and love by Lee Gutkind

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  • Infants,
  • Conception,
  • Anecdotes,
  • Parenthood,
  • Surrogate motherhood,
  • Child care,
  • Adoption,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Childbirth,
  • Parent and child

  • About the Edition

    In these 23 original stories, mothers and fathers from all walks of life - straight, gay, single, surrogate, biological, adoptive - explore the challenges and rewards of parenthood. Here, among other adventures, parents fall hopelessly in love with newborns, secretly fear having made huge mistakes, race to finish birthing at home before the paramedics arrive, struggle with the bureaucracy of international adoption, despair of ever getting a one-year-old to nap, are nearly broken by colic, encounter other judgmental parents in birthing class, learn how to parent children with special needs, and more. Together, these thoughtful, searing, often hilarious essays map the grand (and sometimes terrifying) journey that begins with each new life.

    Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Lee Gutkind and Alice Bradley ; with an introduction by Lisa Belkin
    LC ClassificationsHQ755.8 .O38 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination287 pages
    Number of Pages287
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27183999M
    ISBN 101937163210
    ISBN 109781937163211

    About the Book

    Oh, Baby! by Lee Gutkind is a compelling collection of true stories that revolve around the different aspects of conception, adoption, surrogacy, pregnancy, labor, and love. Published in 2015, this book offers a unique and insightful perspective on the journey to parenthood. Whether you are planning to start a family or simply curious about the experiences of others, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the miracle of life.

    Key Subjects Covered

    Oh, Baby! covers a wide range of subjects related to infants, conception, anecdotes, parenthood, surrogacy, child care, adoption, pregnancy, childbirth, and the bond between parent and child. Each chapter offers a different story or angle, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of the different experiences and challenges faced by individuals and couples on their parenting journey.

    Infants and Child Care

    In the section dedicated to infants and child care, the book delves into the joys and tribulations of raising a child. From sleepless nights to profound moments of love and connection, these stories offer a glimpse into the transformative power of becoming a parent. Whether you are a new parent or have years of experience, these tales will touch your heart and provide valuable insights.

    Conception and Surrogacy

    For couples struggling with fertility issues, the chapters on conception and surrogacy are particularly relevant. The personal stories shared in Oh, Baby! shed light on the emotional and physical challenges faced by couples trying to conceive. From the rollercoaster of emotions to the medical interventions, these accounts provide comfort, understanding, and hope to those on a similar path.

    Adoption and Parenthood

    Adoption is another theme explored in the book. Stories about the adoption process, both domestic and international, reveal the complexities and joys of building a family through this alternative path. Whether contemplating adoption or simply interested in learning more about it, these narratives offer a valuable perspective.

    How to Access and Enjoy Oh, Baby!

    Oh, Baby! by Lee Gutkind can be downloaded in several formats, including PDF, EPUB, MOBI, and TXT. To download the book for free, simply visit our website and follow the instructions provided. Alternatively, you can also choose to read Oh, Baby! online or access it for free through our website's reading platform.

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    Oh, Baby! by Lee Gutkind is a remarkable book that captures the essence of the journey to parenthood. With its collection of personal stories and intimate accounts, this book provides a unique perspective on conception, adoption, surrogacy, pregnancy, labor, and love. Whether you are exploring your parenthood options or simply curious about the diverse and beautiful experiences of others, Oh, Baby! is a must-read. Download it for free today and embark on an emotional and enlightening journey through the pages of this exceptional book.