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Despite the glut of pregnancy books, moms-to-be often can’t find answers to questions like, “Can I eat peanuts?” Geddes, a science journalist with two young kids, was one of them. So in this fascinating guide, she set about sharing little-known tidbits about everything from when fingerprints start developing (between the third and fourth month) to whether newborns sweat (full-term ones typically can from day one). She wisely devotes most of her chapters to topics not included in many other books, though she also tackles many common concerns, such as, “How much alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy?” Not everything is black and white, including the answer to that one. Geddes is not a medical doctor, but she adds credibility to her book by citing many physicians and studies. One MD, for example, sensibly advises pregnant women to avoid falling-off and getting-hit activities such as horseback riding or skiing after the first trimester, when the bigger baby is no longer protected by pelvic bones. Geddes could write a specialty Trivial Pursuit game with these facts. --Karen Springen

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Linda Geddes is a London-based magazine journalist who writes about biology, medicine, and technology. She has worked as both a news editor and reporter for New Scientist magazine. She has received numerous awards for her journalism, including the Association of British Science Writers’ award for Best Investigative Journalism and the European School of Oncology’s Best Cancer Reporter. She was also shortlisted for the Paul Foot Award in 2011 and the Press and Periodicals Association’s Writer of the Year award in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451684991
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451684995
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Melissa on October 22, 2014
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This is a well written and interesting book. It is written clearly enough for someone without a strong scientific background. However, as someone in the biological sciences, I still found this stimulating and not talking down to the reader the way many of these books can be.
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This was by far my favorite book I read while expecting my daughter! It addressed all those questions you have regarding what to expect through the birthing process and then some, all in an easy to digest, straightforward Q&A format. When I felt overwhelmed by so many new feelings, experiences, changes going on with my body (this was my first pregnancy), the last thing I wanted was to sit down with a tome about the ins and outs, so this format was a godsend. For instance, a few questions include: Can the shape of my bump or anything else predict the gender of my child? Why don't pregnant women topple over? What's more painful: childbirth or having your leg chopped off? Does having a membrane sweep work? Does an epidural make a C-section more likely? Can you prevent sagging bosoms if you wean your child slowly from breastfeeding? (Unfortunately, to this last question, no. Studies have found it's actually pregnancy itself and genetics/age/smoking that cause such unfortunate slippage, and it's a myth that breastfeeding has much to do with it. SEE, fascinating.) This is a worthy buy! Thanks Linda Geddes for the great read!
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Yes I would highly recommend this book. The chapters are to the point and this book has a lot of great information about your pregnancy and after. And great info that will answer all your questions once the baby arrivals.
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"Just what you need if tired of hearing preaching and prescriptions about what you should and shouldn't do. A perfect no-nonsence guide to pregnancy backed up by hard evidence and scientific facts" www.babybabble.co.za
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