In reality, medical care during pregnancy seemed to be one long list of rules. Being pregnant was a good deal like being a child again. There was always someone telling me what to do, but the recommendations from books and medical associations were vague and sometimes contradictory.
This article matches up perfectly to what I experienced researching pregnancy issues when Jessica was pregnant. There’s a lot of absolutes, but not a lot of explanation to go along with it. Diving deeper into the medicine quickly reveals study after study… that have conclusions just as vague and contradictory as the absolutes.