I recently found out that I’m going to be a father! So naturally, my mind began to contemplate all the things you have to consider when getting ready to be a parent. And the more I researched, the more I realized how controversial some choices can be. That’s why I decided this would be an interesting topic for the Jon Top of It show.
My guest today is my wonderful wife Nicole Meisburg, who has graciously allowed me to interview her…again! In this episode, we’ll deep dive into some common controversial pregnancy topics such as:
• Homebirth vs hospital birth
• Traditional vs nontraditional baby names
• Maternity leave length
• Work vs stay-at-home mom
• Breastfeeding vs formula
• Gender-neutral parenting
• Religion and your baby
• Parenting styles
JOIN THE CONVERSATION:
If you’re a pregnant woman/parent, we’d love to hear from you…
What controversial pregnancy topics have you dealt with? What did you decide and why?
SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE:
Infant deaths during home birth often tied to delivery problems
Your baby’s unique name might ruin its life
Over 100 infants die of circumcision in the US every year.
Family and Medical Leave Act
The Child Development Case for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program
The benefits of paid leave for children are real, majority of research says
The World Health Organization on Breastfeeding
Scans Show Early Brain Growth in Breastfed Babies
New research on whether breastfeeding increases or lowers risk of postpartum depression
What’s Missing From the Conversation About Transgender Kids
Does religion make people moral?
Study: Religion is Good for Kids
Raising Kids With Religion Or Spirituality May Protect Their Mental Health: Study
Should you raise your kids religious? Here’s what the science says
Religion Makes Children More Selfish, Say Scientists
Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development
4 Types of Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Kids