Expecting Better

Expecting Better

Why the Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong-- and What You Really Need to Know

Book - 2013
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Pregnancy--unquestionably 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. Rules for prenatal testing are hard and fast--and unexplained. Are all of these recommendations right for every mom-to-be? Here, the author 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.
Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781594204753
1594204756
Branch Call Number: 618.2 OSTER
Characteristics: xxii, 313 pages ; 24 cm

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Mrs_Gentile
May 01, 2015

This book spends less time scaring you and more time explaining just how worried you should be about certain dangers while being pregnant. As someone who appreciates hard facts and numbers it gave me the opportunity to prioritize what I should really watch out for and what I can just let go.

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LThomp
Mar 24, 2014

An interesting read, but don’t make this your only source of information. I like her overall premise; you need to be informed in order to make decisions about your pregnancy. She even say’s that decisions are going to be different for every person. But her own personal bias’ creep into the information she is trying to impart.

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Myrddrin
Jan 21, 2014

A well-researched and informative review of the primary medical literature about many common pregnancy-related concerns. Contrary to some reviews, doesn't preach a certain approach, but provides an analysis of the (well-designed) studies in the literature in order to allow women to make more informed decisions.

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