Publisher:Transworld Publishers Ltd
How much alcohol is really safe in pregnancy? Why do humans find giving birth so difficult? Can my baby dream? Does becoming a parent change your brain? Why do newborns smell so good? Will the shape of my bump tell me the sex of my child? Can eating curry really trigger labour? From the moment she discovers she's pregnant, every woman becomes obsessed with the life that's developing inside her. Linda Geddes was no different, except that as a journalist writing for “New Scientist”, she had access to the most up-to-date scientific research. What began as a personal quest to find the truth behind headlines and information that didn't patronise or confuse became a weekly column and is now this brilliant new book. “Bumpology” has the answers to anything you've ever wondered about having a baby - from your first pregnancy symptoms to your pregnancy diet, the right birth plan and the baby's first year - and it is packed with astonishing nuggets to enliven any post-natal coffee-morning. It is a fascinating companion for every expectant mother and father.
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