Dos and Don'ts in Pregnancy: Truths and Myths : Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dos and Don'ts in Pregnancy

Truths and Myths

Fox, Nathan S. MD

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Obstetrics & Gynecology 131(4):p 713-721, April 2018. | DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002517

Pregnancy is a time of excitement and anxiety. The reality for pregnant women is that their actions could affect their pregnancies and their fetuses. As such, they need to know what they should and should not do to minimize risk and optimize outcomes. Whereas this advice used to come from doctors, a few books, and some family and friends, in the age of the internet, women are now bombarded with information and recommendations, which are often confusing at best and conflicting at worst. The objective of this review is to present current, evidence-based recommendations for some of the things that pregnant women should and should not routinely do during pregnancy.

© 2018 by American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

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