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I am on my 5th baby but it's been 10 years since my last child was born. I am quite rusty on all the recommendations for pregnant women and needed a refresher.
This is one of the ONLY pregnancy books I have ever read that wanted me to have information so I could make my own decisions (another was The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy but that is a completely different type of book). Every other book out there tells you want to do in a sometimes condescending, paternalistic way but without explaining the evidence behind the recommendations. This book does just the opposite - shares the evidence, and then leaves the decisions up to you.
I really thought the author was spot-on in how frequently we put ourselves into camps that believe a certain SET of ideas rather than judging each idea separately. It's incredibly hard to make the time to research each and every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth and evaluate them all scientifically. It's much easier to believe strongly in one thing (natural vs. medicated, for example), and then agree with whatever everyone in that camp seems to believe about a variety of other topics. This book allows you to move away from that by giving you the evidence you need to understand topics individually, so you may want an epidural-free birth but agree to a Vit K shot for baby, or have an epidural but insist on no routine episiotomy. Maybe you will not drink coffee but will eat deli meat, or have a glass of wine a few times a week but never clean the litter box.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for more information about this important time in their lives. There is no evidence for much of what we are told to avoid during pregnancy, and if you aren't into being a martyr for no reason, read this book.
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