Body Awareness in Pregnancy Resources



Childbirth Connection's Body Awareness Resources for Pregnancy

Planning Pregnancy: Body Awareness: In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. This page is devoted to awareness of your body.

Your Growing Body & Baby: Pictures: You can view pictures of the development of your pregnancy at milestone weeks to see how your baby is growing. Adapted from our childbirth education tool, The Growing Uterus Charts, eight finely illustrated drawings show the baby's development at various weeks of your pregnancy


Total Overview of a Woman's Body Related to Pregnancy

Our Bodies Ourselves, a pregnancy book

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Our Bodies, Ourselves (2011), by the Boston's Women's Health Collective and Judy Norsigian.

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PBS: Life's Greatest Miracle

Programs and features for prospective and expectant mothers


Comprehensive Guide to Planning Pregnancy

Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception by Am Ogle and Lisa Mazzullo, a pregnancy book

Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception by Am Ogle and Lisa Mazzullo, a pregnancy book
Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception (2011), by Amy Ogle and Lisa Mazzulo.

Comprehensive manual to help couples understand and influence the many factors before and shortly after conception that affect the developing embryo and fetus.
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Body Image and Pregnancy

Body Wars: Making Peace with Women's Bodies an Activist's Guide by Margo Maine, a pregnancy book

Body Wars: Making Peace with Women's Bodies an Activist's Guide by Margo Maine, a pregnancy book
Body Wars: Making Peace with Women's Bodies, An Activist's Guide (2000), by Margo Maine.

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Fertility and Pregnancy Resource

Feminist Women's Health Center: Fertility Awareness


Women's Issues and Pregnancy Resource

National Women's Health Network: Analysis and advocacy for women's health issues

Most recent page update: 9/7/2012


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