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Bumpology: The myth-busting pregnancy book for curious parents-to-be by [Geddes, Linda]
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"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)

"[Bumpology] answers the questions that tantalise every mother" (Daily Mail)

"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)

"[Geddes] combines scientific research with a light and humorous tone to answer burning questions" (The Bookseller)

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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1390 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0857501305
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (3 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A0MGUAW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,791 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I much preferred Emily Oster's 'Expecting Better' which has a lot more detail and evidence and is well written. This book is interesting but not very informational, it is more a collection of surface-detail blog posts than real science. I stopped reading when I got to the question 'Can I have sex while pregnant.' Her answer is 'Semen won't hurt your baby.' Um, I wasn't worried about semen, I was worried about the massive blunt object being repeatedly aimed at my baby's hidey-hole. Boring pop science.
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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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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. It is full of crazy people who will tell you all kinds of crazy things, like having a bath can give your baby infections or having sex any time after conception is morally wrong. It was a relief to find this book, in which the answers to my questions are based on scientific research rather than hysteria and hearsay - and at no time did the author refer to me as "hun".
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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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This is an excellent book. It gives a very clear analysis of all sorts of pregnancy and baby myths, looking at the evidence and concluding how true each one is. e.g. how much alcohol you can actually drink, whether it's worth waiting a couple of minutes before cutting the cord, or whether various parenting methods actually work. Combined with a practical parenting book I feel well informed to face parenthood!
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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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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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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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