What to believe when you're expecting: a new look at old wives' tales in pregnancy

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Rowman & Littlefield,
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[2017]
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English
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When a woman is pregnant, she may hear no end of old wives’ tales, folklore, and advice on what will affect her baby or what will help her pregnancy to go well. Schaffir reviews the origins and the variety of these old tales and advice, repeated generation after generation, and helps women decide which bits they can believe.
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9781538102077
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title_display What to believe when you're expecting : a new look at old wives' tales in pregnancy
title_full What to believe when you're expecting : a new look at old wives' tales in pregnancy / Jonathan Schaffir
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title_sub a new look at old wives' tales in pregnancy