Anyway, her post (about the contradictory, non-specific and generally unhelpful advice given to pregnant women) reminded me of a book I was given when pregnant with L. Called something like How safe is my baby? (or possibly How safe is your baby?) it simply set out the actual statistics for the various risks and let you make your own mind up.
I'll allow you a little gasp of astonishment at such a horrifyingly trusting idea.
I found it rather helpful, as books go, and when I'd finished with it, I posted it to a friend, who never received it.
Some years later, Hannah's post reminded me about it and I thought I'd get another copy to send to a pregnant friend. Only I can't find it. Nothing on Amazon, nothing on google, nothing on the second hand and out of print books sites I frequent.
After a bit of detective work, I identified two likely publishers and sent them both polite emails wondering if it ever had been on their lists, and apologising for the fact that I wasn't absolutely 100% certain of the title.
I got the following (names changed to protect the innocent) in reply:
I'm sorry to report that the title is not ours, so I can't help you.
The best way to find it, is to get onto the Internet and go to
www.amazon.co.uk. Once on the site find and Click on BOOKS.
Once inside Books, type Your title into the Search Box and you
should have a good chance of finding the title you can't actually