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Expecting Better

How To Fight The Pregnancy Establishment With Facts

By Emily Oster

“Gives moms-to-be a big helping of peace of mind!” —Harvey Karp M.D., bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block



Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. Pregnant women are told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee without ever being told why these are forbidden. Rules for prenatal testing are similarly unexplained. Moms-to-be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices.



When award-winning economist Emily Oster was a mom-to-be herself, she evaluated the data behind the accepted rules of pregnancy, and discovered that most are often misguided and some are just flat-out wrong. Debunking myths and explaining everything from the real effects of caffeine to the surprising dangers of gardening, Expecting Bettering is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy—and the occasional glass of wine.

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781594204753


Format: Book
Author: Oster, Emily
Summary: Pregnancy--unquestionably one of the most profound, meaningful experiences of adulthood--can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. We're told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee, but aren't told why. Rules for prenatal testing are hard and fast--and unexplained. Are all of these recommendations right for every mom-to-be? Here, the author shows that pregnancy rules are often misguided and sometimes flat-out wrong. Pregnant women face an endless stream of decisions, from the casual to the frightening. Expecting Better presents the hard facts and real-world advice you won't get at the doctor's office or in the existing literature.
Title: Expecting better : how to fight the pregnancy establishment with facts / Emily Oster.
Publisher Date: New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
Subject: Pregnancy -- Health aspects. Pregnant women -- Health and hygiene Prenatal care
Isbn: 9781594204753 1594204756 1594204756 9781594204753
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Call Number: 618.2 Ost
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Bib Id: 446879

Format: Book
Author: Oster, Emily.
Summary: Pregnancy--unquestionably one of the most profound, meaningful experiences of adulthood--can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. We're told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee, but aren't told why. Rules for prenatal testing are hard and fast--and unexplained. Are all of these recommendations right for every mom-to-be? Here, the author shows that pregnancy rules are often misguided and sometimes flat-out wrong. Pregnant women face an endless stream of decisions, from the casual to the frightening. Expecting Better presents the hard facts and real-world advice you won't get at the doctor's office or in the existing literature.
Title: Expecting better : how to fight the pregnancy establishment with facts / Emily Oster.
Publisher, Date: New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
Description: xxii, 313 pages : black & white illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Pregnancy -- Health aspects.
Subjects: Pregnant women -- Health and hygiene
Subjects: Prenatal care
Other Title: Jacket title: Expecting better : why the conventional pregnancy wisdom is wrong--and what you really need to know
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: In the beginning : conception. Prep work ; Data-driven conception ; The two-week wait -- The first trimester. The vices : caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco ; Miscarriage fears ; Beware of deli meats! ; Nausea and my mother-in-law ; Prenatal screening and testing ; The surprising perils of gardening -- The second trimester. Eating for two? You wish ; Pink and blue ; Working out and resting up ; Drug safety -- The third trimester. Premature birth (and the dangers of bed rest) ; High-risk pregnancy ; I'm going to be pregnant forever, right? ; Labor induction -- Labor and delivery. The labor numbers ; To epidural or not to epidural? ; Beyond pain relief ; The aftermath ; Home birth: progressive or regressive? And who cleans the tub?
LCCN: 2012039780
ISBN: 9781594204753
ISBN: 1594204756
ISBN: 1594204756
ISBN: 9781594204753
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Call Number: 618.2 Ost