Banned From Baby Showers
Banned From Baby Showers (aka Donna Ryan) began blogging about birth, breastfeeding, and parenting in 2008. Her posts remain relevant for parents of all ages and stages of this crazy journey and now come to life in the form of a book!
Donna has big opinions on natural birth and attachment parenting. You noticed her caricature on the cover, right? Big hair, big hat, and a big mouth! She's been asked if she has a Texas-size opinion on all topics or just childbirth. Is she allowed at weddings? Birthday parties? Banned from Baby Shower moments refer to those experiences with your friends, family, or coworkers over childbirth and related topics. These are the moments where you have to make a decision about whether to give information or just walk away from the conversation to avoid a fight. To answer the question, while she didn't attend baby showers for years, she will occasionally make an appearance these days--but she keeps her mouth shut and smiles while handing over this gift wrapped book!
While Donna is happy to share her opinions, they are rooted in evidence. She has taught hundreds of couples in live childbirth classes and thousands through online classes at Birth Boot Camp, a company she founded in 2012. There is value in the anecdotal stories, too, when it comes to childbirth. You'll find plenty within these pages.
Have fun with this book. Read it cover to cover or pick through the topics and categories that interest you or you need at a particular phase of your pregnancy or parenting journey. You might just find it changes your life!