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- Yolanda Mercado "yolanda" - Hunting EveWow, Greta I enjoyed this book so much I finished it in one. The book keep you in suspense wondering what will happen to Eve and how will she be able to get out of this situation. You you wanting more and I for one can wait for the next book. This is one of my favorite authors and this is one of her best series and I just hope that the story line keeps coming. I recommend all her books Quinnn, Eve, Bonnie and now the Eve series lets hope that she continues to write these amazing stories
- milady "m" - evidence + personality = decisionAs a scientist, I have spent a enormous amount of time during my own pregnancy hunting for numbers and studies on common pregnancy issues, such as the ones dealt with in the book. Surprisingly, doctors are extremely evasive on these kinds of things and it is a great effort to find and interpret all the available information, and make an informed decision. Also surprising is the fact that this book has only just been written now!
Having just finished reading it, I can say that it is a great resource, even just for the list of references that comes with each chapter (assuming you don't care for the author's opinions or experiences). Contrary to what other reviews or even interviews with the author may lead to believe, this book does not really make recommendations. It simply presents the available evidence (or lack thereof) on a matter, and demonstrates how to use that evidence along with personal preference to make a decision (something to which everyone is entitled!). It is extremely sad that so many people are incapable of evaluating this work rationally and are hijacking the discussion on the real issue that the book is tackling: the fact that doctors typically treat all patients alike, whether it is an analytic person who *needs* reasonable justifications for recommendations, or someone who is capable of blind trust. (To some degree, this may also stem from inappropriate marketing of the book...)
Despite being quite broad in the range of pregnancy topics it touches upon, there are also three very important ones, which I have extensively researched, but which are not even mentioned in the book. In order of importance:
1) Impact of ingredients commonly encountered in personal hygiene/cosmetic products (e.g. parabens, phtalates). There is a great resource for this with comprehensive evaluations and a lot of scientific references: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
2) Soft markers for Down syndrome (e.g. intracardiac foci, swollen kidneys etc). These are somewhat of a new development, and there is not even close to a prevailing view on how to use this information. Therefore, it is particularly important to be aware of the studies and their results.
3) Artificial sweeteners. Since it is often the case that one must reduce sugar intake during pregnancy (see discussion on excessive weight gain), it is important to know which artificial sweeteners are the least trouble health-wise.