|About the Book|
When Daphne Adler, a mother and mathematician, was pregnant a colleague scolded her for sprinkling Parmesan cheese on her pasta. After dutifully dumping her dinner in the trash, she decided to investigate to find out whether the admonishment andMoreWhen Daphne Adler, a mother and mathematician, was pregnant a colleague scolded her for sprinkling Parmesan cheese on her pasta. After dutifully dumping her dinner in the trash, she decided to investigate to find out whether the admonishment and similar warnings were based on fact.What she discovered surprised her—and will surprise you, too. After three years of research where she pored over thousands of studies, Adler has reframed the parameters of what should and shouldnt be allowable during pregnancy. Her refreshing and reassuring book finally provides us with a way to separate myth from reality.Fact or fallacy? Debunking the Bump sets the record straight with eye-opening revelations such as:• 44% of obstetricians never mention the most important avoidable cause of birth defects.• Less than half of all pregnant women are counseled about the most dangerous activity they could undertake while pregnant.• In the long list of forbidden foods, one category is 10,000 times more risky than others...but its danger is not emphasized.• Many pregnant women cut down their consumption of the single substance thats the most beneficial to their developing baby.Debunking the Bump is a pregnancy book for women with a thirst for facts. It covers not only all the hot pregnancy topics (is it safe to eat sushi and drink coffee?) but also a variety of additional subjects Adlers exhaustive research uncovered that arent even mentioned in most pregnancy books. Filled with practical, actionable recommendations and clear explanations of risks and trade-offs, this unique guide will help you make informed choices so you can enjoy a relaxed and happy pregnancy.Daphne Adler holds an undergraduate degree in theoretical mathematics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School, and has spent her professional career working in management consulting. She grew up in Norwich, Vermont, and now lives in London with her husband and two young children.