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"The subject of our show is Pregnancy. It's an amazing world you're headed into if you're pregnant right now. Everything has already changed for you just by nature of the fact that there's somebody else growing inside of you. You're completely consumed by it.

The Sound of Music is on TV. You love that movie, but you have never loved it like you love it NOW, as Julie Andrews runs through the mountain meadow and the hills are alive! OH YES THEY ARE!! And you know, better than ANYONE in the WORLD, let alone the room, how alive the hills are with the sound of music, how perfect the moment is, how excrutiating the love the struggle the whole shebang and you are sobbing relentlessly. You may be watching with a friend or relative. They may love the movie too. They may think the music is nice and the scene is gorgeous, they may have seen it like four times in their life, but their body is not racked with sobs like yours is. You know why? Because THEY are just in their regular old bodies. They're not PREGNANT!

You may be in a grocery store line and you have to wait for a while. What is WRONG with all you people? This store is so UGLY! The world is totally unacceptable for me and for my baby... NOTHING is right. The itch, the impatience, the absolute teeth clenching irritation of it all. GET ME OUTTA HERE. Woe unto the woman or man who has to live with the pregnant woman through her low low lows. Sorrowful expression. Tiredness. Crankiness. Sadder than all the sad people in this whole sad world...."

—by Nanci Olesen
from NOW YOU MOMbo: Pregnancy


The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, by Ann Douglas  
http://www.having-a-baby.com
The Mother of All Pregnancy Books walks expectant parents step-by-step through hot topics most pregnancy books shy away from. Packed with all the facts on preparing your body for pregnancy and breastfeeding, and addressing such topics as pain relief during labor, circumcision, the top ten worries for each trimester, and more, this comprehensive, forthcoming guide is a must-have for the most important nine months of your life.

The Pregnancy Library
Pregnancy Library.com is your launching pad to the best pregnancy resources that the Web has to offer, as hand-picked by bestselling pregnancy and parenting book author Ann Douglas.
http://www.pregnancylibrary.com

Pregnancy.org
This site feels right to me. I checked into their mission statement and I looked around a little. It was created by parents, for parents. The advice seems sound and I was intrigued by lots of the articles and categories. Check it out:
http://www.pregnancy.org


1)  introduction:  host and producer Nanci Olesen

2)  interview w/Ann Douglas, author of The Mother of all Pregnancy Books
click HERE to listen to an excerpt: http://www.having-a-baby.com

3) Voices of Pregnant Women: a collection of conversations with pregnant women.

Thanks to: Roseann Ekstrom, Wendy O'Brien, Monica Janzen, Lois Harrison

4) THIS IS INSANE
commentary by Annie Piper. Annie is a mom/writer/yoga teacher/actor who lives now in Providence, Rhode Island. She wrote and recorded this for MOMbo when she was pregnant with her first child and lived in New York City. Click HERE to hear an excerpt.

5) credits and parting words: Nanci Olesen

"I'm giving you a pregnant high five, Mama. It's a time to care for yourself and learn to make really hard decisions about how you want things to go. It's a time to get bruised by the public as the public tries to let you know how YOU should be handling YOUR pregnancy. It's a time to feel introspective and helpless and very powerful. I wish you all well.  If you're not pregnant, be kind to your pregnant friends. Give space. Hold tight. Let go...."


Powderhorn Mambo (MOMbo's THEME MUSIC!) by Steve Sabone Sandberg, performed by Your Community Band, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Stars in her Eyes Turned Into Babies by J. Sexton / The Sandwiches, http://mn.rr.com/sandwiches

Duck for the Oyster: "Handsome Young Maids" from Migrations http://www.kevinmcmullin.com

 

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