Pregnancy 101

Unsolicited Pregnancy Advice, Examined

People love to give pregnant women advice, but their good intentions are often uninformed. Here, experts explain what's true, and what's not.

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Truth vs. fiction

by Erica Kain

Does anyone receive more unsolicited advice than a pregnant woman? Now that my pregnancy is obvious to anybody, I'm getting it from all sides. Although it may be well-intentioned, most of the advice I receive from anyone but my doctor sounds like bunk. Here are five of the more bothersome bits of "wisdom" I have been told—and the truth behind them.

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