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    There is so much hubbub about this book right now I was really interested to read it and before I started it I read a few news articles and some of the dozens of 1 star reviews on It turns out people are really upset with Oster primarily for the chapter on drinking alcohol during pregnancy There are other reasons people a

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    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 g

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    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 my behaviors

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    I'm now on my second reading of this book It's so jam packed with enlightening facts and information that every expecting

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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 t

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    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

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    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

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    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 med

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

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    The author of this book is committing child endangerment I did my graduate studies on fetal alcohol syndrome my family has members af

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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. 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 medical community would offer her the statistic based information she is used to finding Instead she received a lot of probably fine and low risk vagueness Since her and her husband s profession is to find and analyze research she started reading studies about pregnancy and drawing conclusions The result is an easy to read story of her own pregnancy experience the choices she made and the research she found Her object is to give readers the information to make their own informed decisions taking into account what the research means and then to factor in their own pluses and minuses the personal needs and preferences that influence any decision There are a few cases where she drew conclusions eg there is no evidence that routine episiotomy is helpful and is often harmful instead so you should skip it but she always offers the research if you want to make a different decision I honestly loved this than I thought I would It s incredibly complete I thought it was mostly about the conflicting advice given All alcohol is bad 1 2 drinks a week is fine Drinking in moderation is not a problem but in addition to that she covered pretty much every decision you have to make even ones that aren t framed as decisions Your doctor may not offer you all the prenatal testing options depending on risk factors but Oster breaks down all the available knowledge to help you decide what to reuest She also evaluates conflicting studies based on the uality of the research which is something laymen are not always skilled at and she has a PhD inI would highly recommend this book to pregnant women or those considering it there s a pre conception section If statistics offer you any comfort you ll enjoy the table detailing how likely you are to go into labor every week and your baby s chance of survival if you do And if scare tactics and the routine treating of pregnant women like children annoys you you ll be glad to have all the pertinent research to make your own decisions I also think it s a good read for people interested in research and its interpretation My only regret is that I bought a kindle book instead of a hard copy I think I ll refer to it and wish I could loan it out Fall (VIP Book 3) (English Edition) risking a miscarriage to test for genetic defects  Expecting Better presents the hard facts and Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) real world advice you’ll never get at the doctor’s office or in the existing literature Oster’s Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra revelatory work identifies everything from the Chinas Son 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. 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 medical community would offer her the statistic based information she is used to finding Instead she Welcome to the Desert of the Real received a lot of probably fine and low Dead End Bluff risk vagueness Since her and her husband s profession is to find and analyze King Noah Blindness and the Vision of Seers research she started Princess to Pleasure Slave Chronicles (Book Three): Lusty Prey of the Huntress (English Edition) reading studies about pregnancy and drawing conclusions The Factory of Death result is an easy to Thirteen Plus One (The Winnie Years, read story of her own pregnancy experience the choices she made and the Rapid Math Without A Calculator research she found Her object is to give Almost Late for School readers the information to make their own informed decisions taking into account what the Seduced by My Doms (The Doms of Genesis, research means and then to factor in their own pluses and minuses the personal needs and preferences that influence any decision There are a few cases where she drew conclusions eg there is no evidence that The Certainty of Violet and Luke (Volume 5) routine episiotomy is helpful and is often harmful instead so you should skip it but she always offers the Kane Richards Must Die research if you want to make a different decision I honestly loved this than I thought I would It s incredibly complete I thought it was mostly about the conflicting advice given All alcohol is bad 1 2 drinks a week is fine Drinking in moderation is not a problem but in addition to that she covered pretty much every decision you have to make even ones that aren t framed as decisions Your doctor may not offer you all the prenatal testing options depending on Astaroth et Bernadette risk factors but Oster breaks down all the available knowledge to help you decide what to M-am săturat să fiu prost reuest She also evaluates conflicting studies based on the uality of the Love in the Light (Hearts in Darkness, research which is something laymen are not always skilled at and she has a PhD inI would highly The Art of DOOM: Eternal recommend this book to pregnant women or those considering it there s a pre conception section If statistics offer you any comfort you ll enjoy the table detailing how likely you are to go into labor every week and your baby s chance of survival if you do And if scare tactics and the The Protestant Temperament routine treating of pregnant women like children annoys you you ll be glad to have all the pertinent Some Kind of Wonderful research to make your own decisions I also think it s a good Cabin 28 read for people interested in Life Reset: EvP (Environment vs. Player): New Era Online Series, Book 2 research and its interpretation My only সোনালী দিন যায় regret is that I bought a kindle book instead of a hard copy I think I ll Native Son refer to it and wish I could loan it out

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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. 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 my behaviors most of which involve ingesting things Thankfully my husband and I are on the same pageAs an example a few months ago much earlier in my pregnancy I went to lunch with some ladies from work and I ordered a roast beef sandwich One lady gasps in horror and says You aren t actually going to eat that are you To which I look at her like uh der no i just ordered it so i can throw it in the trash can over there Yes of course I was planning to eat it She says Aren t you worried about listeria From the deli meat and cheeseHere s the thing about listeria Yes it would suck to get it honestly it would suck even if I weren t pregnant but no one ever seems to worry about it then And it s very risky during pregnancy because it can cause miscarriages even when the mother shows no symptoms But the last two US listeria outbreaks were in Ice cream bluebell and caramel apples source cdc and the biggest outbreak in recent history was in cantelope in 2011 But you don t hear anyone freaking out if I want to eat some ice cream or apples or melon do you The way I figure it I take much of a risk driving to work every day on I 95 than I do by eating a roast beef sandwich So yeahWhen people started telling me all the things I cannot do or eat while pregnant my first uestion was always why not And 9 times out of 10 they didn t really know Everyone knows you can t have coffee while pregnant Everyone knows you can t get massages while pregnant Everyone knows you can t have sushi while pregnant Says who What are the reasons for thisIf you are like me and ask these kinds of uestions this book is definitely for youOster explains the reasons for all of the no no things during pregnancy as well as looking into their validity based on scientific studies And she provides all of the references so you can go look up the papers yourself if you want to draw your own conclusions which I did in a few cases She also looks into pre pregnancy things timing conception trying for a specific gender etc non no no pregnancy things like genetic testing and medications for non pregnancy related illness and labor things pros and cons of things like VBAC epidurals and episiotomies While she says she tries to be neutral and just provide the facts so the reader can make their own decisions I don t think she does a great job at this I mean she does provide the facts but she also tells us exactly what she decided to do based on these facts In most cases I came to the same conclusion but there were a few things which of course I don t remember off hand where I made a different decision And that s okAnyway I thought this book was excellent It answered a lot of uestions both directly and indirectly through the resources I had at the beginning of this pregnancy journey and made me feel a lot comfortable with the decisions I am making Highly recommended Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expectingPregnancy unuestionably one of the most pro­found meaningful experiences of adulthood can The Illusion of Gods Presence 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 Folk Tales From The Soviet Union recommendations even correct Are all of them Not The Hot Chick right for every mom to be In  Expecting Better award winning economist Emily Oster prov. After becoming pregnant I uickly learned that there are two types of pregnant women ok there are a lot than this but keep Pegged and Plugged at the Club 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 my behaviors most of which involve ingesting things Thankfully my husband and I are on the same pageAs an example a few months ago much earlier in my pregnancy I went to lunch with some ladies from work and I ordered a Tunnel Through Time roast beef sandwich One lady gasps in horror and says You aren t actually going to eat that are you To which I look at her like uh der no i just ordered it so i can throw it in the trash can over there Yes of course I was planning to eat it She says Aren t you worried about listeria From the deli meat and cheeseHere s the thing about listeria Yes it would suck to get it honestly it would suck even if I weren t pregnant but no one ever seems to worry about it then And it s very Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 risky during pregnancy because it can cause miscarriages even when the mother shows no symptoms But the last two US listeria outbreaks were in Ice cream bluebell and caramel apples source cdc and the biggest outbreak in Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 recent history was in cantelope in 2011 But you don t hear anyone freaking out if I want to eat some ice cream or apples or melon do you The way I figure it I take much of a Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 risk driving to work every day on I 95 than I do by eating a The Fatima Century roast beef sandwich So yeahWhen people started telling me all the things I cannot do or eat while pregnant my first uestion was always why not And 9 times out of 10 they didn t Leah Starrs Revenge really know Everyone knows you can t have coffee while pregnant Everyone knows you can t get massages while pregnant Everyone knows you can t have sushi while pregnant Says who What are the Pieces 8 (Pieces, reasons for thisIf you are like me and ask these kinds of uestions this book is definitely for youOster explains the Time Flies and Other Short Plays reasons for all of the no no things during pregnancy as well as looking into their validity based on scientific studies And she provides all of the Fall (VIP Book 3) (English Edition) references so you can go look up the papers yourself if you want to draw your own conclusions which I did in a few cases She also looks into pre pregnancy things timing conception trying for a specific gender etc non no no pregnancy things like genetic testing and medications for non pregnancy Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) related illness and labor things pros and cons of things like VBAC epidurals and episiotomies While she says she tries to be neutral and just provide the facts so the Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra reader can make their own decisions I don t think she does a great job at this I mean she does provide the facts but she also tells us exactly what she decided to do based on these facts In most cases I came to the same conclusion but there were a few things which of course I don t Chinas Son remember off hand where I made a different decision And that s okAnyway I thought this book was excellent It answered a lot of uestions both directly and indirectly through the Welcome to the Desert of the Real resources I had at the beginning of this pregnancy journey and made me feel a lot comfortable with the decisions I am making Highly Dead End Bluff recommended

review Ú eBook or Kindle ePUB × Emily Oster

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 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 discover they were notFor a given risk factor such as caffeine alcohol or tobacco she lays out the studies that have been done highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each study shows what they found and then leaves the reader now armed with data to decide her own appropriate course of actionFor example caffeine There are a number of studies linking caffeine to miscarriages which have led different doctors to give their different recommendations some doctors say up to three cups of coffee per day is ok others say two still others say absolutely no caffeine at all The problem with most of these studies is that it turns out that nausea is actually a sign of a healthy pregnancy and the nauseous you feel the less likely you are to miscarry Of course if you re feeling nauseous you want to drink coffee less than you otherwise might So any study comparing coffee drinking to non coffee drinking women might not be studying the effects of caffeine they might actually be studying the effects of nauseaFortunately there was one study in Denmark that paradise of public health data that issued free instant coffee to a large cohort of coffee drinking pregnant women and instructed them to replace the coffee they would normally drink with the free instant coffee which was either caffeinated or decaffeinated The women assigned the caffeinated coffee consumed on average 200 mg caffeine per day than the women assigned the decaffeinated coffee but when the researchers looked at birth weight length at birth gestational age at birth or head circumference they found zero zero difference between the two groups of babies It s pretty clear that caffeine has zero impact on the outcomes measuredNow of course coffee has a lot in it than just caffeine I could have sworn I had a molecule of the day post on cafestol and kahweol but I can t find it now so after reading that study you might still decide that for your own pregnancy you might prefer to err on the side of caution and cut down on coffee anyway and that s fine But perhaps you might think twice before hassling someone else for the choice she s made for herselfLike Emily Oster I find this kind of information a lot useful for decision making than simple rules like only one cup of coffee per day102013 later that day updateMy best estimate based on the data was that avoiding ham sandwiches would have lowered my risk of Listeria infection from 1 in 8255 to 1 in 8333 Would you want to do this Maybe Someone certainly could make a case for doing so However this change is really really small For me it wasn t worth itI LOVE THIS BOOK