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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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15. Don’t believe the hype!

Everyone will offer unwanted advice – but do you want to listen? How to sift the sludge.

People treat pregnant women as public property. They ask intimate questions and make tactless observations. They also feel free to bombard you with all manner of ridiculous and unwanted advice – and it gets worse once the baby arrives…

Grandparents

Many grandmas-to-be find it impossible not to give advice. Before you dismiss it all as old fashioned, remember that grandma has experience.

But remember it’s a loooong time since she had a baby, and advice has changed. Women are much more involved in decision making now, and parents have much more choice in childbirth. So bear that in mind as your mum tells you dreadful tales ...

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