The first book of its kind, The Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth delivers on the promise of its title. It is a step-by-step guide to the physical and emotional aspects of conception through delivery, providing easy-to-understand charts and illustrations, checklists, groundbreaking fertility information, and personal exercises geared specifically toward lesbians. Reflecting the unique experience of lesbian mothers in a manner never before addressed, The Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth is both practical, providing lesbians with everything they need to know to become mothers, and inspirational, addressing the social issues surrounding lesbian pregnancy in an empowering manner. Comprehensive and indispensable, this book will serve as a literary midwife to the growing number of lesbian mothers.Features:Resource guides to fertility centers and informatonResource guides to legal and medical informationSample medical and legal forms and contractsFertility chartsNutritional chartsGlossaryMarketing Plans:o Awareness campaigns to fertility clinics and midwiverieso Awareness campaigns to gay and lesbian community centers and health clinicso National advertising: The Advocate, Out, Alternative Family MagazineStephanie Brill and Kim Toevs run and serve as midwives for Maia Midwifery, and they are faculty instructors for the Midwifery Institute of California. Members of the California Association of Midwives, and the Midwives Alliance of North America, they make their home in Berkeley, California.