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Title:
Expecting better : [how to fight the pregnancy establishment with facts]
Author:
Oster, Emily.
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Publication Information:
New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
Physical Description:
xxii, 313 pages : black & white illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Pregnancy--unquestionably one of the most pro-found, 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, award-winning economist Emily Oster 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. --From publisher description.
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Subtitle varies.
Language:
English
Contents:
In the beginning : conception. Prep work ; Data-driven conception ; Two-week wait -- First trimester. Vices : caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco ; Miscarriage fears ; Beware of deli meats! ; Nausea and my mother-in-law ; Prenatal screening and testing ; Surprising perils of gardening -- Second trimester. Eating for two? You wish ; Pink and blue ; Working out and resting up ; Drug safety -- 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. Labor numbers ; To epidural or not to epidural? ; Beyond pain relief ; Aftermath ; Home birth: progressive or regressive? And who cleans the tub?
ISBN:
9781594204753

9780143125709
Format :
Book

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