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free read Expecting Better õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 Skin Talks 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 No hay as felices Verónica Rosenthal #3 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 Poesía reunida 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 Historia De La Argentina Deseada Ensayo 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 This Is Not That Dawn 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 El juego de Sade 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 Girl of Nightmares 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 The Very Expensive Coconut 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

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free read Expecting Better õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 Inside the Titanic A Giant Cut away Book Giant Cutaway Book 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 Ni bestias ni dioses 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

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free read Expecting Better õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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


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    [PDF/EPUB] (Expecting Better) 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 rec

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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Expecting Better
  • Emily Oster
  • English
  • 15 December 2019
  • 9781594204753