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. A fascinating companion for every expectant mother and father.
What people are saying:
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
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, The Times
[Geddes] combines scientific research with a light and humorous tone to answer burning questions. The Bookseller