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About the book
  • Published: 3 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448125173
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

Bumpology

The myth-busting pregnancy book for curious parents-to-be




The answers to all those burning questions that none of the other pregnancy books provides.

From the presenter of the brilliant BBC podcast ‘Parentland’, and drawing on the most up-to-date scientific research, here are the answers to everything you’ve ever wondered about having a baby – from the first pregnancy symptoms to birth and the baby’s first twelve months.
‘What a BRILLIANT book! The antidote to anecdote, a great survey of current evidence. Just what the midwife ordered!’ – Professor Alice Roberts
‘Answers the questions that tantalise every mother’ – Daily Mail

  • Pub date: 3 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448125173
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the Author

Linda Geddes

Linda Geddes is a London-based journalist writing about biology, medicine and technology. Born in Cambridge, she graduated from Liverpool University with a first-class degree in Cell Biology. She has worked as both news editor and reporter for New Scientist magazine and has presented BBC Radio 4 Frontiers on the subjects of oxytocin and sleep. Linda has received numerous awards for her journalism, including the Association of British Science Writers’ award for Best Investigative Journalism. She is married with two young children, Matilda and Max.


Praise for Bumpology

“This book answers all the common pregnancy, birth and newborn questions... Thought-provoking and never boring, I loved it.”

Mother and Baby

“Finally! A book on pregnancy, birth and babies that cuts through the myths, side-steps preachy prescriptions, and turns to the evidence. Bumpology transforms common parental anxieties into fuel for a fascinating journey through the science of the bump.”

Hannah Devlin, Science Editor of The Times

“This lovely book tackles everything you'd want to know. It also provides lots of solid evidence in the form of studies and expert advice. Easy to read... I'll definitely be keeping it on my coffee table to flick through during my nine months.”

Pregnancy & Birth Book of the Month

“The book is refreshingly frank and often funny. It also benefits from Geddes' constructive outrage over the misinformation and sensationalism that she says plague much of the writing about the subject.”

Washington Post

“Linda Geddes is not afraid to ask anyone about anything! From the stream of contradictory advice to pregnant women and new parents to those little moments of wonder, Geddes digs into all of them, looking for the evidence and exploring the science. In this book she shares what she's found, with the straightforward answers and easy-going humour that is so welcome in early parenthood. Don't get pregnant without it!”

Tracey Brown, Sense About Science

“What a BRILLIANT book! The antidote to anecdote, a great survey of current evidence. Just what the midwife ordered!”

Professor Alice Roberts

“[Bumpology] answers the questions that tantalise every mother”

Daily Mail

“[Geddes] combines scientific research with a light and humorous tone to answer burning questions”

The Bookseller

“Unputdownable”

Angels & Urchins


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