Top 50 Pregnancy Blogs
Pregnancy can be quite a trip. From the first fluttering in your belly to the endless parade of minor (and major) discomforts, your mind is opened to a whole new world of bodily functions. As your body changes, your brain tries to catch up. Is this normal? What will birth be like? What's a "boppy pillow"? And do I need one? Read More ↓
Perhaps more than at any other time in history, today's expecting couples have access to unlimited information about what they're going though. But one time-honored way to process what's happening right now is to go right to the source: other mothers. Or, in this case, other soon-to-be-mothers.
Enter the pregnancy blog.
We were blown away by the incredible depth and range of discussion going on out there in the pregnancy and birthosphere: Sure there's the odd flame war, but there are just as many exchanges between pregnant women trying to make sense of their choices and experiences. We can get real information from the bloggers out there writing on everything from surviving bedrest to preparing for a VBAC to struggling with infertility and miscarriage.
Reading a post that touches on your own personal experience can do a lot to keep from you from feeling like a lunatic, or at least remind you that there are others out there who are just as crazy as you. Plus, these bloggers can be so damn funny, they make it hard not to laugh at their sorry situations - and maybe your own.
It was really tough to trim our list to 50 out of the huge range of pregnancy blogs out there - and hey, some of them are only "pregnancy blogs" for 40 weeks so catch them while you can - but that's where you come in. Please nominate your favorite blog! Look for your nominations on our 2012 list next year and, in the meantime, read, write, and link up, mother-to-mother, blogger-to-blogger. - Ceridwen Morris
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- #11 Best Personal
It’s been quite a year for Momotics and Babble blogger, Danielle Ann Michaud-Elwood. There was the surprise pregnancy. The plan for a vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC). The abandoning of the plan for the VBAC. And the six million riveting discussions about birth she inspired on Momotics and Babble’s Being Pregnant blog. For example, Danielle’s post on the rise of pregnancy-related deaths spurred a heated debate in the comments between Ina May Gaskin and Dr. Amy Tuteur themselves, two huge figures in the birthing community.
The fact that Danielle is a VBAC activist who has now had three C-sections makes her the perfect person to talk about the weird twists and turns birth (and life) can take. Her posts are candid, full of conviction, and hilarious. Thank you Danielle, for sharing your incredible story with us all. We’ve learned a lot from traveling this road with you.