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Es that pregnancy rules are often misguided and sometimes flat out wrongA mom to be herself Oster debunks the myths of pregnancy using her particular mode of critical thinking economics the study of how we get what we want Oster knows that the value of anything a home an amniocentesis is in the eyes of the informed beholder and like any compli­cated endeavor pregnancy is not a one size fits all affair And yet medicine often treats it as such Are doctors working from bad data Are well meaning friends and family perpetuating false myths and raising unfounded concerns Oster’s answer is yes and oftenPregnant women. As a physician I was curious about this book after a few of my friends read it during their pregnancy First of all I found much of the data that she presented was uite interesting and I learned some of the specific aspects of prenatal care However importantly her tone smacks of privilege and she falls prey to many of the biases she criticizes doctors and ACOG for She skews how she discusses the research based on whether or not she agrees with it She appears to be critical of physicians not knowing the exact data of the hundreds of articles she presents without taking into consideration how little time we have to keep up with medical literature Most importantly she seems to universalize her experiences and those of other upper middle class friends to the entire US She projects her own belief that everyone should have access to minutia to make their own medical decisions regardless of their ability to comprehend this level of detail I am glad I read this book for the information it had but I m glad I m familiar with being able to detect cognitive biases and see through them for the actual data But she s not writing a peer reviewed article she s writing a book for lay people I just hope no one out there relies on this book than they do their physician The Tunnel is Secretos del Cosmos in the eyes of the The Secret Treasons informed beholder and like any compli­cated endeavor pregnancy مريض الوهم is not a one size fits all affair And yet medicine often treats The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death it as such Are doctors working from bad data Are well meaning friends and family perpetuating false myths and raising unfounded concerns Oster’s answer ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, is yes and oftenPregnant women. As a physician I was curious about this book after a few of my friends read Doctor y campeón it during their pregnancy First of all I found much of the data that she presented was uite La corruptrice interesting and I learned some of the specific aspects of prenatal care However Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves importantly her tone smacks of privilege and she falls prey to many of the biases she criticizes doctors and ACOG for She skews how she discusses the research based on whether or not she agrees with The Purpose-Guided Universe it She appears to be critical of physicians not knowing the exact data of the hundreds of articles she presents without taking The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion into consideration how little time we have to keep up with medical literature Most The Academy importantly she seems to universalize her experiences and those of other upper middle class friends to the entire US She projects her own belief that everyone should have access to minutia to make their own medical decisions regardless of their ability to comprehend this level of detail I am glad I read this book for the Full Dark, No Stars information If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, it had but I m glad I m familiar with being able to detect cognitive biases and see through them for the actual data But she s not writing a peer reviewed article she s writing a book for lay people I just hope no one out there relies on this book than they do their physician

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Face an endless stream of decisions from the casual Can I eat this to the frightening Is it worth risking a miscarriage to test for genetic defects  Expecting Better presents the hard facts and real world advice you’ll never get at the doctor’s office or in the existing literature Oster’s revelatory work identifies everything from the real effects of caffeine and tobacco to the surprising dangers of gardeningAny expectant mother knows that the health of her baby is paramount but she will be less anxious and better able to enjoy a healthy pregnancy if she is informed and can have the occasional glass of wine. 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What to Expect When You're Expecting meets Freakonomics an award winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expectingPregnancy unuestionably 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 these are forbidden Rules for prenatal testing are hard and fast and unexplained Are these recommendations even correct Are all of them right for every mom to be In  Expecting Better award winning economist Emily Oster prov. 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10 thoughts on “Expecting Better

  1. says:

    There is so much hubbub about this book right now I was really interested to read it and before I started it I r

  2. says:

    After 2 moderately complicated pregnancies and multiple thrown pregnancy books I wanted to like this I was attracted to the concept of applying decision making principles to pregnancy It's a great concept and not enough pregnancy literature emphasizes the risk and tradeoff model or if it does presents inaccurate risks The book has already

  3. says:

    After becoming pregnant I uickly learned that there are two types of pregnant women ok there are a lot than this but keep reading The first type says Show me proof that this will NOT hurt my baby and I will do it The second type says Show me proof that this WILL hurt my baby and I won't do it It turns out I am the second type which causes many of my friends and coworkers to be absolutely horrified at some of

  4. says:

    I'm now on my second reading of this book It's so jam packed with enlightening facts and information that every expecting couple should know that I felt I should read it again just so I can retain it all a bit betterFirst let me address the alcohol issue since there's been a lot of backlash against this book online and

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    As heard on Planet MoneyThe New York Times appears to also have a review but they seem to have completely missed the point102013 I'm only partway through this book but I cannot contain my exuberance This is finally the book that I had just assumed other pregnancy books would be but was sadly disappointed to di

  6. says:

    As a physician I was curious about this book after a few of my friends read it during their pregnancy First of all I found m

  7. says:

    I'm astounded that an economist who is not a maternal newborn health care professional decided that being pregnant reading an obstetrics textbook and reviewing some studies makes her ualified to decide she can tell women to ignore reputable health organizations' guidelines For instance the researchers physicians midwives and other health c

  8. says:

    A little background I'm 29 weeks pregnant for the fourth time so I probably have interest in pregnancy than your average JoeWhen economist Emily Oster decided to have a baby she wanted to make informed decisions and assumed the medi

  9. says:

    I picked this one up after reading several reviews describe it as 'if you read a single book about pregnancy this is the one you should read'

  10. says:

    The author of this book is committing child endangerment I did my graduate studies on fetal alcohol syndrome my fa