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Plain Talk on all aspects of informed decision-making in pregnancy. Evidence-based; human-oriented.

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The Plain Talk Pregnancy Mission

Plain Talk Pregnancy exists to provide evidence-based, human-oriented information, framed in plain language and backed up by formal opinions from reputable organizations. Our biggest goal is to give you, the pregnant parent, the resources and information you need to make the most informed decisions in your prenatal care.

Plain Talk Pregnancy is not medical advice. View our full disclaimer here.

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Let's Talk About...

Pregnancy comes with yards of choices and often competing sources of information. In the “Let’s Talk” series, we break down individual aspects of prenatal care, examining the evidence and putting it in context.

PTP Ruins Your
Baby Registry

You’ve heard it for years—babies don’t need half the things we put on our registries. Some of those things are still fun though, and some are nice to have anyway. Some, unfortunately, are actually dangerous. We’ll break it down here.

(Our first piece for this section is scheduled for the Fall of 2021.)

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Myth-Busting & The Scale of Woo

One of our goals at Plain Talk Pregnancy is to examine some common myths and look into the pseudoscience or “woo” about pregnancy and prenatal care. While some myths are fun and harmless, some can be dangerous. After examination, we’ll place each myth at a point along our “Scale of Woo.”

Do you have a question or a myth you’d like to see examined? Send us an email, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page. We’d love to hear from you.

The Plain Talk Pregnancy Team

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Miranda Hernandez

Miranda Hernandez is a writer and mother to Adrian James, who was stillborn at term, and his living sister, “Peanut.” Miranda is not a medical professional, and the information provided on this site, while sourced from credible resources, is provided from a lay-person’s perspective only.

Join Our Team?

While Plain Talk Pregnancy is written from a lay-person’s perspective, we would love to get input and feedback from medical professionals. Are you an obstetrician, certified nurse midwife, perinatologist, or a nurse working in labor and delivery or pediatrics? We would love to hear from you.

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