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Bumpology: The myth-busting pregnancy book for curious parents-to-be
 
 

Bumpology: The myth-busting pregnancy book for curious parents-to-be [Kindle Edition]

Linda Geddes
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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"Linda Geddes is not afraid to ask anyone about anything! From the stream of contradictory advice to pregnant women and new parents to those little moments of wonder, Geddes digs into all of them, looking for the evidence and exploring the science. In this book she shares what she's found, with the straightforward answers and easy-going humour that is so welcome in early parenthood. Don't get pregnant without it!" Tracey Brown, Sense About Science "What a BRILLIANT book! The antidote to anecdote, a great survey of current evidence. Just what the midwife ordered!" Professor Alice Roberts "Finally! A book on pregnancy, birth and babies that cuts through the myths, side-steps preachy prescriptions, and turns to the evidence. Bumpology transforms common parental anxieties into fuel for a fascinating journey through the science of the bump." Hannah Devlin, Science Editor of The Times "[Geddes] combines scientific research with a light and humorous tone to answer burning questions" The Bookseller

Book Description

The answers to all those burning questions that none of the other pregnancy books provides.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1080 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (3 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A0MGUAW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great no-nonsense guide 4 Jan 2013
By Gaia
Format:Hardcover
Wonderful warmly written book from a mother with experience of labour and childbirth, which takes an evidence-based approach to the subject. The author looks at the controversial questions that arise during this confusing time in a woman's life and finds out what the scientific studies have shown. Instead of the myths and heresay, she provides advice from studies so that mothers-to-be can make up their own minds about whether a risk is significant or so low that it is outweighed by other issues. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, factual and engaging. 10 Jan 2013
By NickP
Format:Hardcover
As I am shortly to become a father, i have been reading extensively on the subject and have found a lot of the literature available to be based more on opinion than fact. What a breath of fresh air this book is. I am much happier making an informed choice about what we do with regard to our unborn child and the time after the birth. This book gives you the facts from scientific studies, and armed with this knowledge you can decide for yourself. No old wives tales, no agenda, just the truth as proven by research.
I've found it to be an easy and engaging read, and i feel better prepared for the whole experience. Thank you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book has been a life line.
The author has referred to a huge range of scientific studies and provides information in a clear, succinct way that allows you to make your own mind up about what to do.
The book is really well structured and easy to dip in and out of.
My husband likes it because it is 'written by a scientist not a hippy like all the other books'.
For me, this was about the best book out there about pregnancy and it has helped me to feel confident about the decisions I have made during pregnancy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air 1 Mar 2013
By catbiss
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought this book after seeng the author talk about it on breakfast television and was not disappointed.
There are so any things that we are told you mustn't do during pregnancy but have never really understood the evidence based around them ( if any) and how much there is.. The author presents the facts and size of any studies read so you are able to make your own mind up and make an informed choice about certain topics.

Re the previous comments about foetal alcohol syndrome - it's a shame that some reviewers have found it necessary to base their whole review on this topic rather than reviewing the book as a whole and rating it appropriately. The author does NOT say that it is ok to drink large amounts during pregnancy, she simply presents the evidence found on the topic.

Overall a really useful and interesting book that I would thoroughly recommend!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great unbiased view 14 Feb 2013
By Paula
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a researcher myself, I really appreciated the neutrality in this book, the presentation of the facts and the explanation of the studies which enable us to know that not everything is know. There is no axe to grind, it's simply this si the research - make up your own mind.

Great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Informative Insteresting 12 Mar 2014
By SOS17
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I picked this book as a starting point for pregnancy reading and I am glad I did, its is informative and the scientific facts and statistics are really interesting. I am glad I picked this first as it has got me to question some of the ideas I had and to look at other options more open-mindedly, I have recommended this book to others and will no doubt go back and read some of the chapters again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what we needed 1 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
With so many myths flying around about pregnancy it's helpful to have some advice backed by real evidence. It's an easy read and a breath of fresh air.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 4 Jun 2013
By PI
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I hate reading books about how to have the perfect pregnancy, or how to be the perfect mum. I wanted a book based on science and facts. I loved this book so much, particularly as it has a whole chapter on how to put babies to sleep. My husband is currently reading it and agrees with me that its very informative
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book, all you need to know, arrived quickly too.
Published 1 month ago by mabelwild
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. A must read in pregnancy
Great book. A must read in pregnancy. One of the few separating scientifically proven facts from old wife's tales.
Published 1 month ago by AR
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book
Published 2 months ago by P.A.Strachan
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, non-crazy advice
If you're a first time mum-to-be you may (like me) find yourself spending hours on the internet looking for advice. Beware the internet. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Claire Symonds
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but not what I wanted
I bought this book looking for information and answers, being a potential future mum and knowing nothing about motherhood. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Briony
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Was a very easy to read book and has some interesting points in it. Read before I got pregnant it helped prepare me for what lay ahead!
Published 9 months ago by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite pregnancy book!
I was bought this book as a present when pregnant with my son (our first child). I really liked it - loved the evidence based approach, the writing style and the interesting... Read more
Published 9 months ago by HC Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for parents to be
A rare and great thing, a parenting book based on science. Along with 'what every parent should know', essential reading. This one I feel is easily mainstream too.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Myth vs Research
I really love this book, I am reading it alongside other pregnancy books but it offers a fresh, well reasoned explanation of the topics covered. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mrs. M. Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Bumpology
I purchased this book for my daughter. She says it is a wonderful read and give information on the myths of pregnancy as well as the truth.
Published 13 months ago by joolsh
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