Pregnancy has become ever more “policed”, with a litany of rules for parents-to-be on how to behave, a parenting conference is due to hear. Researchers at the two-day seminar at Kent University will present fresh analysis of the decision to advise pregnant women to avoid any alcohol. There have been mixed messages about drinking in pregnancy in recent years. The impact of mounting efforts to involve fathers in the antenatal period will also be explored.
Colleagues of mine research ‘pregnancy rules’ and what women are constantly told they should be doing in pregnancy, and after. It’s interesting, and frightening stuff.