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Oh sis, you're pregnant! : the ultimate guide to Black pregnancy & childbirth  Cover Image Book Book

Oh sis, you're pregnant! : the ultimate guide to Black pregnancy & childbirth / Shanicia Boswell.

Boswell, Shanicia, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 164250498X : PAP
  • ISBN: 9781642504989 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9781642504989
  • ISBN: 164250498X
  • Physical Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Coral Gables : Mango Publishing Group, [2021]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Motherhood is the new wave -- My growing belly bump -- A conversation with Dr. Heather Irobunda, MD, on gestational diabetes -- All jokes aside, speak up, Sis : what you need to know about Black maternal health -- A conversation with Tracie Collins, founder of the National Black Doulas Association -- Announcing your pregnancy in the age of social media -- A conversation on nutrition with Agatha Achindu -- A pregnant hormonal woman has taken over my life : I am sis, sis is me -- What are my options for labor & delivery? -- Why is the world all up in my vagina??? -- Focusing on the bag, part I : securing your coins before giving birth -- The mighty powers of the nesting mother -- Party party party... like a pregnant rockstar -- Focusing on the bag, part II : packing the essentials for D-day -- A dedicated view into pregnancy and parenting for our black fathers, featuring Anthony Hamilton -- Who is Braxton Hicks and why is my crotch on fire? -- Forty things women wish they would have known before childbirth -- D-day -- A conversation with Krystal Milky Mama founder, Krystal Duhaney -- Breastfeeding and the black mother -- Hey single mama, you are not alone -- A postpartum conversation with midwife Aiyana Davison -- #THISISPOSTPARTUM : a chapter on abortion, surrogacy, and what comes next -- How sis got her groove back.
Summary, etc.:
A birthing guide to help Black mothers-to-be navigate everything from what's happening in the body to planning the birth announcement to postpartum care.
Oh Sis, You're Pregnant! is a book that mostly focuses on the common knowledge that mothers should consider when having their first baby but also shares topics that can be beneficial for moms on their second, third, or fourth baby -- such as VBAC's, how to plan financially for your impending birth, maintaining your relationship and friendships during motherhood, and how to self advocate for your rights in a world that can already view you as less than. Oh Sis, You're Pregnant focuses on Black Millennial motherhood, and ties in the age of social media and its effect on parenting; Oh Sis, You're Pregnant uses cultural references and jargon for relatability; Oh Sis, You're Pregnant doubles as a pregnancy and motherhood guide as well as tells the story of the author, Shanicia Boswell, to an audience that is already familiar with her background.
Subject: Pregnancy > Popular works.
Childbirth > Popular works.
Prenatal care > Popular works.
Postnatal care > Popular works.
Infants > Care.
African American women.
Women, Black > Health and hygiene.
Self-care, Health.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Self-help publications.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe J PAR 618.2 BOS (Text) 34026147330950 Parent Shelf Available -

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