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Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know by [Emily Oster]

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Praise for EXPECTING BETTER:
 
"A revelation for curious mothers-to-be whose doctors fail to lay out the pros and cons of that morning latte, let alone discuss real science. And it makes for valuable homework before those harried ob-gyn appointments, even for lucky patients whose doctors are able to talk about the rationale behind their advice."-- New York Times
 
"A book... that pregnant women won't want to miss." --Parents Magazine
 
"Oster's advice cuts through the emotion, myth, fear of malpractice litigation and looks at the numbers. A mother herself, Oster's interest isn't just curiosity, it's the same thing that motivates every new mom... and Oster's ability to break down the data into informed analysis is a refreshing break from the hysterical hearsay that often dominates the conversation.—Babyzone
 
"Gives moms-to-be a big helping of peace of mind!" --Harvey Karp M.D., bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block
 
"It took someone as smart as Emily Oster to make it all this simple. She cuts through the thicket of anxiety and received wisdom, and gives us the facts. Expecting Better is both enlightening and calming. It almost makes me want to get pregnant."--Pamela Druckerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Up Bébé 

About the Author

Emily Oster is an associate professor of economics at the University of Chicago. She was a speaker at the 2007 TED conference, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Esquire. She is married to economist Jesse Shapiro and is also the daughter of two economists. She has one child, Penelope.

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  • File Size: 7582 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 1 edition (August 20, 2013)
  • Publication Date: August 20, 2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AEBEQUK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,170 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Reassuring, and a good weapon against potentially dangerous myths
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better pregnancy books I've read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This is not only about the WHAT but about the WHY!
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you only read one book during pregnancy, make sure it is this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars well researched, but you'll need other books as well
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BOOK EVERYONE SHOULD READ!!! A no-bullshit guide to pregnancy
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1.0 out of 5 stars Enormous let down! Not good for pregnant mamas!
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