Summary: Senior Librarian Adrienne Miles Holderbaum and Children's Librarian Maranda Schoppert discuss their experiences as expectant and new mothers, as well as the pregnancy and new baby resources MCPL offers.
Recording Date: April 11, 2018
Hosts: Julie Dina and Lauren Martino
Guests: Adrienne Miles Holderbaum, co-producer of Library Matters and Senior Librarian at Germantown Library. Adrienne has a 3-year-old daughter and is pregnant with her second daughter. Maranda Schoppert is a Children's Librarian at Germantown Library and has a 5-month-old daughter.
Featured MCPL Resource: MCPL's online health resources include:
What Our Guests Are Reading:
Adrienne Miles Holderbaum:
Books and Movies Mentioned During this Episode:
Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
Call the Midwife (BBC TV series)
The Expectant Father: the Ultimate Guide for Dads to Be by Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Impatient Women's Guide to Getting Pregnant by Jean M Twenge
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Health Pregnancy ed. by Roger Harms and Myra Wick
What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Muroff and Sharon Mazel
What to Expect When Your Wife is Expanding (mentioned, but not recommended) by Thomas Hill
Other Items of Interest:
1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Prepare your child for kindergarten with this fun, effective program that will engage your child with books, songs, fingerplays, and other learning activities.
Discovery Rooms: Available at Gaithersburg, Germantown, Praisner, and Quince Orchard, Discovery Rooms are designed for children from newborns to 8 years old and their caregivers to encourage learning through play.
The Farm Midwifery Center: A center in Tennessee focused on providing women supportive, empowering, safe, and fulfilling prenatal, birth, and postnatal experiences.
Freegal: Legally download 5 songs each week for free.
Glow: A pregnancy app offering information on fetal development, maternal health logging, appointment scheduling, and more.
Parents: Website of Parents magazines which offers information on many aspects of parenting, including pregnancy and infant care.
Storytimes at MCPL: Storytimes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and families are available at MCPL branches throughout the County.