Friday, March 22, 2013

Polyamory and Pregnancy, The Polyamory on Purpose Guide

Jessica Burde has moved from blog to print. I was recently given the honor of reading Polyamory and Pregnancy, The Polyamory on Purpose Guide. Jessica endeavors to help people in alternative relationships deal with pregnancy. She does an amazing job conveying the importance of communication and commitment to the process of pregnancy, planned or unplanned. In this book Jessica Burde explores the dynamics of a fluid relationship status and and tries her best to help the reader understand the importance of communication in any and all relationships. Her personal insight into the topics lends a certain validity and makes the book more personal and not clinical, as so many tend to be. I found Jessica's ability to lend levity to the topic, that can be so serious, refreshing. Always let the pregnant woman sleep on the outside of the bed no matter how many people are in said bed. Sage advice no matter what your relationship status is. She stresses honesty as one of the most important virtues to possess in any non-monogamous relationship. Lies beget lies. Over all I thoroughly enjoyed the book and found it both informative and heart warming. As a happily married woman in an monogamous relationship I will and would continue to recommend this book for anyone living in an unconventional relationship and considering pregnancy. The only suggestion I would make would be for an editor and a fine tooth comb to check out this book and polish it. Thank You Jessica Burde for an amazing and insightful read.


Author: Jessica Burde
Dates: March 22 - April 4

Jessica Burde, Polyamory and Pregnancy Tour  

Book Synopsis: 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 something 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 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 or 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 3 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.
About Polyamory:
Polyamory can be defined as the practice of having or desire to have more than on sexual/romatic/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 swinger, 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 culture designed for monogamy. Polyamory 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.
Important Links -
Twitter: @jessicaburde and @polyonpurpose

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