Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Review - Polyamory and Pregnancy


The first complete guide to pregnancy in polyamorous relationships, Polyamory and Pregnancy covers every step of welcoming a new life into your polycule.  Whether you are planning ahead for future children or are on your way to the baby shower, you will find somethting here to help on your journey:

- Unexpected pregnancies
- Planning for pregnancy
- Important decisions during and after pregnancy
- Poly-friendly prenatal care
- Birth certificates and paternity
- Custody and co-parenting
- And more...

About Polyamory:

Polyamory can be defined as the practice of having or desire to have more than one sexual/romantic/intimate relationship at one time, in an honest and ethical manner.  A person in a polyamorous relationship might be part of a group marriage, a single person with several SOs, dating a person in a married couple, in an open marriage or any combination of the above.  The central focus of polyamory is that these relationships occur with the full knowledge and consent of everyone involved.  Poly-folk face some unique challenges in a culure designed for manogamy.  Polyomory on Purpose was started first as a blog and now as a book series to discuss some of the daily-life challenges and ways to navigate them.


Jessica Burde has done a very thorough job with this book.  It covers Polyamory in an easy to understand and acceptable manner.  Although polamorous relationships often have a negative impression placed upon them, they are actually rather common.  I know several people that have, at one time or another, been involved in this manner and I think this book does a great job at confronting the challenges in a manner that doesn't make the reader feel threatened.

She does a terrific job of expressing herself and explaining things.  Jessica Burde has a fluent and easy to follow style that is often lacking in books dealing with pregnancy.

Meet the Author

Jessica Burde is an author, freelance writer and poly-activist.  She has been in polamorous relationships for nearly 10 years and is a member of the Polyamory Leadership Network and Yahoo PolyResearchers group.  Jessica is also the author of the PolyonPurpose blog, which covers topics such as STIs and safe sex, children in polyamory and religious views of polyamory.  Much of her freelance writing has been for medical and parenting websites, including advice for new parents, the stages of pregnancy and more.

Jessica has several future books planned for the Polyamory on Purpose Guides series, including Safer Sex for the Non-Monogamous, The Poly Home and Raising Children in Polyamory.  She plans to publish one guide a year.  Jessica also writes fiction, and has a novel-length erotic fantasy that she hopes to release as a webserial in October 2013.  A mother of three children, all born into polyamorous relationships, Jessica currently lives in western Tennessee with her long-term partner and youngest son.  She misses the Appalachian Mountains and hopes to move east in the next few years.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like this is a really unique and helpful book and it is presented in an engaging style. I wouldn't have considered reading it before your review, but I would probably pick it up if I saw it now. I live in the Appalachians so I understand how she feels. Once you leave you can't wait to come back. I wish her the best of luck and look forward to hearing more from her in the years to come.