Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know
“Emily Oster is the non-judgmental girlfriend holding our hand and guiding us through pregnancy and motherhood. She has done the work to get us the hard facts in a soft, understandable way.” —Amy Schumer
*Fully Revised and Updated for 2021*
What to Expect When You're Expecting meets Freakonomics: an award-winning economist and author of Cribsheet and The Family Firm disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting.
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 Better is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy—and the occasional glass of wine.
The TwoWeek Wait
Caffeine Alcohol and Tobacco
Miscarriage Fears ཊྚ ྂ
Nausea and My Motherinlaw
Prenatal Screening and Testing
The Surprising Perils of Gardening
Premature Birth and the Dangers of Bed Rest
The Labor Numbers
To Epidural or Not to Epidural?
Beyond Pain Relief
Progressive or Regressive?
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