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<p>Hey all, I saw this post on Offbeat Mama today but didn't have any specific resources to share. She's only gotten a few replies so far. Anyone else care to chime in?</p>
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<p><span style="font-size:11px;"><span style="font-family:Georgia, serif;line-height:24px;background-color:rgb(210,233,243);">"My lovely wife and I just found out that we're expecting! After about a year of trying with a known donor, lots of ups and downs with a low sperm count, and finally getting to a place where we were okay with waiting for a baby, we came as close to a surprise lesbian pregnancy as we think is possible. It's still super early, so we're cautious, but bolstered by the knowledge that we CAN get pregnant!</span></span></p>
<p style="margin-top:.8em;color:rgb(85,85,85);font-family:Georgia, serif;font-size:16px;line-height:24px;background-color:transparent;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;"><span style="font-size:11px;background-color:transparent;">As the non-bio mom, I am super excited, and know that I have a huge and important part in this — but I don't know where to start looking for resources! I've been scouring the web for blogs, articles, and other resources for non-bio moms. Many of the blogs I've found are out of date and/or no longer being updated. The articles I'm finding don't quite fit our situation. I can't find any sort of pregnancy journal for the non-bio parent that isn't for a dad.</span></p>
<p style="margin-top:.8em;color:rgb(85,85,85);font-family:Georgia, serif;font-size:16px;line-height:24px;background-color:transparent;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;"><span style="font-size:11px;">I want to have pregnancy-related projects and responsibilities that are my own to manage and work on and throw love into — but I can't find any of those features or articles that you always come across and think, "What a good idea! I can't wait to do that when it's our turn."</span></p>
<p style="margin-top:.8em;color:rgb(85,85,85);font-family:Georgia, serif;font-size:16px;line-height:24px;background-color:transparent;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;"><span style="font-size:11px;"><strong style="background-color:transparent;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">So I guess what I'm asking for, of other non-bio moms out there or anyone else who has ideas… where do I start? </strong>I'm looking for blogs that are regularly updated, books I can read (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F0807079634%2Fref%3Das_li_tf_tl%3Fie%3DUTF8%26tag%3Doffbmama-20%26linkCode%3Das2%26camp%3D1789%26creative%3D9325%26creativeASIN%3D0807079634" style="color:rgb(53,156,200);background-color:transparent;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;" target="_blank">Confessions of the Other Mother</a> and<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F0807001511%2Fref%3Das_li_tf_tl%3Fie%3DUTF8%26tag%3Doffbmama-20%26linkCode%3Das2%26camp%3D1789%26creative%3D9325%26creativeASIN%3D0807001511" style="color:rgb(53,156,200);background-color:transparent;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;" target="_blank">She Looks Just Like You</a> are on hold at my library), articles, journals, etc. — Katie"</span></p>
<p style="margin-top:.8em;color:rgb(85,85,85);font-family:Georgia, serif;font-size:16px;line-height:24px;background-color:transparent;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;">Go here to respond:</p>
<p><a href="http://offbeatmama.com/2012/03/resources-for-non-biological-parents#comments" target="_blank">http://offbeatmama.com/2012/03/resources-for-non-biological-parents#comments</a></p>
 
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