Debunking the Bump: What the Data Really Says About Pregnancy’s 165 Biggest Risks and Myths

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Every pregnant woman ever is inundated with warnings: Don’t eat sushi! Make your significant other change the cat litter! Ditch the coffee! But are these things actually realistic dangers, or are they based in bad research or even old wives’ tales? Daphne Adler, a mathematician, has read the studies and official reports and crunched the numbers for you, and in Debunking the Bump, she offers her findings. Adler tackles 165 of the most well-known risks–whether actual or theoretical–and gives each a “threat level” (her method of arriving at this level is explained in detail in the back of the book). Readers will learn that it’s better to avoid fish in the pre-pregnancy years and eat up during gestation (as far as mercury concern goes, anyway); that exercise is, in fact, very good for you with very low risk; that cigarettes do indeed pose a well-documented, high level of risk for the fetus; and much more. Adler makes it clear that for so many of these topics, more research is needed, but the studies that have been cited are meticulously documented at the end of each chapter. This fun, informative book will help pregnant readers keep things in perspective.


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Author Daphne Adler
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 341 pages
Publisher Familius
Publish Date 2018-Apr-01
ISBN 9781945547805
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Issue June 2018
Category Parenting & Families
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