I'm all about being informed, especially when pregnant. Weird stuff is happening to your body, and you want to be reassured that everything is OK. Enter handy-dandy pregnancy bulletins. To be sure, these house some very useful information. However, they're also full of lies. Lies, I say! OK, maybe that's a little strong. Let's go with half-truths and generalizations. I know they're well-intentioned, but I'm kind of pissed about these lies doctor's office pamphlets told me about pregnancy.
During my pregnancy, I saw a team of certified nurse midwives, and they were totally awesome. Part of the routine care, however, was to provide an issue of BirthDay News each trimester. Granted, I learned a lot. They clarified dos and don'ts, the reasoning behind each test, how do manage discomfort, and what to expect in the coming months, including labor and delivery. Then again, they also said some stuff that I can only classify as a steaming pile of hot garbage.
I have nothing but respect for providers who serve pregnant women. They have a lot to deal with, namely, hormonal pregnant ladies. I'm just saying their brochures could be a little more, shall we say, realistic.