Sunday Surf 2/27

February 27, 2011 · 1 comment

Covering up is a feminist issue: The video

I loved the original article from PhD in Parenting, and now Annie made it into a video (with some help from her friends). It’s fantastic. Watch it!!

Straight talk on epidurals

A new book recently came out that sings the praises of epidurals. This article from Science & Sensibility dissects some of the more outrageous claims, and offers a counterpoint from the Choices in Childbirth’s“Guide to a Healthy Birth” booklet. This isn’t epidural bashing! Just cautioning women to know the risks as well as the benefits of any medical procedure they undergo.

Parents are taking the fun out of toys

Lenore Skenazy allowed her 9-yr-old son to ride the New York subway by himself to get home from a department store, and has been THE anti-helicopter parent ever since. Love this reminder on why kids just need to play.

Is breastfeeding promotion bad for mothers?

Breastfeeding Medicine published this article, which explores the delicate balance of promoting breastfeeding and its many benefits without alienating or vilifying women who don’t or can’t breastfeed. Fantastic reading for all lactivists!

US Decades behind other countries in parental leave

This was in MSNBC!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. This needs to be recognized and looked into more.

Fear of Fat: Preschool girls and the thin ideal

Pigtail Pals blog has raised the alarm on the disturbing trends in girls’ body image and younger and younger desire to be sexy. She’s had no problem finding new material. It’s scary, and something all parents should be aware of — it’s not just a girl issue, it’s a society issue, for sure.

The Obstetrician, The Midwife, The Nurse & The Doula

Wonderful guide explaining the differences between birth attendants, and all their different roles. A must-share for anyone planning on having babies!

Happy reading!

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