Mayim is best known for her roles as Blossom Russo on the ’90′s sitcom Blossom, as a young Bette Midler in Beaches, and currently as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory. She received a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.
But did you know that Mayim is also lactation educator and spokesperson for the Holistic Moms Network? Her new book, Beyond the Sling: A real-life guide to raising confident, loving children the attachment parenting way is out this week.
She talked with Tanya Lieberman about the intersection of her life as a scientist and as a mother, how breastfeeding figured into her parenting experience, why attachment parenting appeals to a broad spectrum of faiths, why her husband initially thought that elimination communication was a ridiculous idea, and how she straddles the worlds of Hollywood and parenting.
Vicki talked with Tanya Lieberman about common themes in birth on TV and in movies, the worst and best (and wierdest!) depictions of birth, and recent trends in reality TV and homemade birth videos on the web. They discussed the depictions of partners in media births, and the influence that media births have on mothers’ perceptions and fears about childbirth. You can see some of the clips we discussed in the trailer below.
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