3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
lots of information, but not necessarily accurate,
This review is from: Pregnancy and Childbirth (Paperback)
Overall, I felt that this book was ok. I really liked the Homebirth and Choices in Childbirth sections. However, some of the book's information contradicts standard advice, such as what makes breasts sag, and how to prepare breasts for breastfeeding, and the author makes no effort to cite this advice. Also, if you have a low-carb lifestyle, or make any effort at all to watch your carb intake, you'll have to ignore all the advice on nutrition. Drinking regular soda, full of high fructose corn syrup, is actually advised as being rich in carbohydrates! I suppose it is, but not the kind that you want to be consuming.
Also, the advice on medication during pregnancy was not useful. I'm sure that every pregnant woman would prefer not to take any medications, but unfortunately, many otherwise healthy women do have issues that require treatment. For instance, I would be in very bad health without any allergy medicine, and although the book leads you to believe that all antihistimines are extremely dangerous, that is simply not true. My midwife approved a mild nose spray for my allergies that is condsidered safe.
I would use this book as a supplement to other information, but I think it is not accurate enough to be used as your ONLY book for pregnancy. And, please, check out any information that sounds strange.