Expecting better: why the conventional pregnancy wisdom is wrong--and what you really need to know

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Pregnant women are often treated as if they were children, given long lists of items to avoid--alcohol, caffeine, sushi--without any real explanation from their doctors. They hear frightening and contradictory myths about everything from weight gain to sleeping on your back from friends and pregnancy books. Economist Emily Oster believes there is a better way. She reveals that the information given to pregnant women is sometimes wrong and almost always oversimplified, and she debunks a host of standardre commendations on everything from drinking to fetal testing. This practical guide helps expecting mothers know more so they can worry less.
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subject_facetChildbirth
Pregnancy -- Health aspects
Pregnant women -- Health and hygiene
Prenatal care
Social science
title_displayExpecting better : why the conventional pregnancy wisdom is wrong--and what you really need to know
title_fullExpecting Better Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know
Expecting better : why the conventional pregnancy wisdom is wrong--and what you really need to know / Emily Oster
title_shortExpecting better
title_subwhy the conventional pregnancy wisdom is wrong--and what you really need to know
topic_facetChildbirth
Family & Relationships
Health & Fitness
Health and hygiene
Health aspects
Medical
Nonfiction
Pregnancy
Pregnant women
Prenatal care
Social science