Sunday, February 18, 2007

Recommended Reading

I just finished reading The Panic-Free Pregnancy: An OB-GYN Separates Fact from Fiction on Food, Exercise, Travel, Pets, Coffee, Medications and Other Concerns You Have When You Are Expecting

The book was done in a Q&A format which allowed for quick reading -- and allows you to easily just read the things you are interested in. One of the things I liked is he discussed the actual studies -- and dispelled the hype. The bottom line -- there is no reason to live in a bubble just because you are pregnant. You can still drink coffee, exercise intensely and do weight training, and you can take many medicines like pain killers and other prescription drugs. And you can keep your cats! I've had numerous friends tell me that I may need to get rid of my cats while I'm pregnant -- it's a complete overreaction to the risk of Toxoplasmosis.

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