Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family

Double Pregnant Two Lesbians Make a Family Girl meets girl Girl marries girl They want to have babies but they need a little help Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisner s light hearted poignant and informative true story about starting a f

  • Title: Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family
  • Author: Natalie Meisner
  • ISBN: 9781552666012
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • Girl meets girl Girl marries girl They want to have babies but they need a little help.Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisner s light hearted, poignant and informative true story about starting a family with her wife Vivi n Because Vivi n is a woman of colour who was adopted into a white family, the couple wants their children to have a connection to their donor andGirl meets girl Girl marries girl They want to have babies but they need a little help.Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisner s light hearted, poignant and informative true story about starting a family with her wife Vivi n Because Vivi n is a woman of colour who was adopted into a white family, the couple wants their children to have a connection to their donor and decide against taking the anonymous, sperm clinic route But they realize they are going to need some help Taking matters into their own hands leads the couple to a series of often hilarious dates with potential donors, all of whom have wildly different opinions on how the donation process should go, and how Natalie and Vivi n should proceed as a new family Passionate and engaging account of a lesbian couple s struggle to have a family The book is not about sexuality or gender identity it s about love Beth Everest, Writer, Professor and Editor What an accomplishment, to have written a page turner on a subject like this that is both moving and very funny Inge Fraters, Editor in Chief, KJIK Magazine Know How Sonoma Publishing

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    1. On the one hand, I really liked this book:Beware, if you pick up Double Pregnant: Two Lesbian Moms Make a Family by Natalie Meisner and you’re at all at the stage in your life where you’re beginning to feel the baby fever. I spent a good portion of the time reading this book thinking “Oh my god, my eggs are running out!!!” That said, Nova Scotia native Natalie Meisner and her wife Viviën’s story is ultimately a happy and successful one, despite their fairly late start in the baby game [...]

    2. If I were to compare this book to some of the literature masterpieces out there that I've read, I would have to give this one 4 or even 3 stars. But when thinking about the book on its own, there was nothing disappointing about it. It has a somewhat unusual format, which didn't bother me, and I found it actually quite easy to read. It is also wonderful for anyone that lives in Canada, especially in BC or Nova Scotia because it is very local, with descriptions of places like the sea wall or the S [...]

    3. Loved this book! The writing was very well done and provided many chuckles, some from the "you can't make that sh-t up" file. Couldn't wait to read every page of this book and even learned a thing or two! And of course any book with a local Maritime spin provides that extra warmth. Almost gave it a five-star rating but I tend to save that for a select few. So until installs the half-star, it's a very solid four.

    4. Written almost blog-style, in a breezily conversational style that is engaging from first to last, this is the wonderful account of a lesbian couple's quest to have their own children. The basic biological mechanics involved, which seem so effortless for teenaged heterosexuals on The Learning Channel, present a fairly daunting obstacle to Natalie and Viviën: who will be our donor? how do we determine good genetic material? how can we co-ordinate our ovulation with the insemination? These questi [...]

    5. This month more than ever we need to reassure ourselves and our younger generations that happy lives for women who love women are not only possible but commonplace. If you're in desperate need of women-loving-women positivity, pick up this book and share the joys and adventures of two real-life women who decided they wanted to add children to their marriage. Told in the form of two or three page vignettes--which I assume would make the book really easy and convenient to read in pieces between wo [...]

    6. I loved this story. The author offers us her story with such generous truth. Her love for her wife and sons is palpable long before the boys are in existence. Her ability to find the funny in agonizing disappointments keeps the story enjoyable even when it's heart wrenching. A beautiful story shared sincerely with wonderful writing. Is that enough adjectives? It's so tough to describe - go read it yourself.

    7. In this slim memoir, Natalie Meisner details her and her wife's journey to pregnancy. From failed "dates" with prospective sperm donors to six-hour drives across North American wilderness before the window of ovulation closes, Double Pregnant offers a humorous, thoughtful look into the process of getting pregnant as a lesbian couple today in Canada.Meisner is a writer, and it shows in her careful prose. But unfortunately, that's not enough to keep the story of the two women's fertility endeavor [...]

    8. This was a well-written book, as the author is not just a woman who decided to write a book about her experiences, but a writer who decided to write about her experiences. Her experiences in this book includebeing a lesbianfalling in love and marrying a womandeciding to get pregnant through donor inseminationhaving her wife also decide to get pregnant through donor inseminationfinding a donorneither she nor her wife getting pregnantfinding another donorshe and her wife getting pregnant about two [...]

    9. This is a charming and witty account of two lesbians (Natalie and Vivien), a married couple who want to have children. Natalie's account of the process they went through to achieve their means is hilarious and engaging. I laughed out loud at many of her quips about the trials and tribulations of getting pregnant - it's bad enough when it's done the "normal" way, their pregnancies and births as they produce two baby boys within two months of each other. It makes you realize that anything is possi [...]

    10. Amazing, loving, and compassionate are three words that come to mind when I think of Natalie Meisner's outlook throughout this account of her journey of pregnancy with her wife. Meisner provides an ever-so-gentle approach to the process of becoming a mother. Also laugh out loud hilarious and greatly heart warming. definitely recommend this.

    11. pros: a lesbian couple! an interracial couple! within so-called canada! it's really nice to read a getting pregnant story that shares my context in those ways, when so many don't share them at allns: omg so homonormative? it always shocks me when dykes are so into gender binaries & don't seem to know trans people exist but it rly shouldn't shock me. also there were certain little bits mentioned about decision-making around donor race and i would have loved to read more about that as a white [...]

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