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What to believe when you're expecting : a new look at old wives' tales in pregnancy / Jonathan Schaffir.

Available copies

  • 6 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 618.2 S296 (Text) 79361000105876 Adult Nonfiction - Health & Fitness In process -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon 618.2 SCH (Text) 30653001411362 New Adult NoN Fic Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch WELLNESS PREGNANCY Schaffir (Text) 37516002033422 Adult New Book Shelf Available -
Kendallville PL - Limberlost Branch WELLNESS PREGNANCY Schaffir (Text) 37516002033423 Adult New Book Shelf Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 618.2 SCH (Text) 37323005324077 NEW-BKS Available -
Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library 618.29 SCHA (Text) 38650833380015 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 618.2 SCH (Text) 70741000147126 Adult Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538102077
  • ISBN: 1538102072
  • Physical Description: vii, 161 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Getting pregnant -- Choosing a baby's gender -- Gender prediction -- Food aversions and -- Prenatal influences -- Length of pregnancy -- Inducing labor -- Easing labor -- After birth -- Breastfeeding -- Afterthoughts and conclusions.
Summary, etc.: Pregnant women encounter advice from many directions about how to have a healthy pregnancy -- not only from health care providers, but from relatives, friends, and the Internet. Some of these pieces of advice (on topics that range from inducing labor to telling the baby's gender to improving breastfeeding) have been handed down from woman to woman for generations, and don't appear in any medical textbooks. Dr. Jonathan Schaffir explores the origins of these old wives' tales, and examines the medical evidence that proves which ones may be useful and which ones are just entertaining. On topics ranging from getting pregnant to the best way to recover from childbirth, the book settles the questions of what a woman should believe when she hears such advice.
Subject: Pregnancy > Popular works.

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