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    Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download DOWNLOAD [Expecting Better] 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 are poo pooing the book too—like the fact that she hardly interviewed any medical professionals about the top

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    DOWNLOAD [Expecting Better] Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Emily Oster After 2 moderately complicated pregnancies and multiple thrown pregnancy books I wanted to like this I was attracted to t

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    DOWNLOAD [Expecting Better] Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download 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 pr

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    DOWNLOAD [Expecting Better] I'm now on my second reading of this book It's so jam packed with enlightening facts and information that every expecting couple should know that I felt I should read it again just so I can retain it all a bit betterFirst let me address the alcohol issue since there's been a lot of backlash against this book online and on talk radio for suggesting that drinking a bit of alcohol during pregnancy is okay It is m

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    Read & Download Expecting Better DOWNLOAD [Expecting Better] Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download 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 finall

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    Read & Download Expecting Better Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Emily Oster 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

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    Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Emily Oster Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download DOWNLOAD [Expecting Better] 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 care professionals are reviewing the SAME research information as Emily O

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    Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download DOWNLOAD [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 med

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    Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Emily Oster DOWNLOAD [Expecting Better] Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download I picked this one up after reading several reviews describe it as 'if you read a single book about pregnancy this is the one you should read' And I completely agree THERE ARE SOURCES I swear it never occurred to me that the vast majority of pregnancy books would cite no sources whatsoever I don't care if you're a doctor Lots of people call themselves doctors and I'm not going to take their advice On top of tha

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    Read & Download Expecting Better DOWNLOAD [Expecting Better] Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download The author of this book is committing child endangerment I did my graduate studies on fetal alcohol syndrome my family has members afflicted with fetal alcohol syndrome and between graduate and medical school I believe I hav

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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Expecting Better
  • Emily Oster
  • English
  • 15 April 2020
  • 9781594204753

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Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Emily Oster Expecting Better review Ý 104 Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download 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 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 gotten a backlash for daring to suggest that the zero tolerance approach to alcohol in pregnancy is not backed by evidence prompting 1 star reviews accusing the author of not caring about FASD This particular criticism is in my opinion overblown Unfortunately the book itself doesn t measure up to the concept A full treatment of the problem would be a weighty tome akin to Henci Goer s Obstetric Myths and Research Realities only less biased and up to date To her credit Oster doesn t even pretend to have attempted that Even so the treatment verges on the cursory and would have benefited from closer collaboration with an OBGYN The book is structured as a journey through pregnancy using Oster s own pregnancy low risk with an unmedicated vaginal delivery as a base narrative This makes the book easy to follow but also has its pitfalls Given that a large number of women will have a relatively low risk pregnancy and delivery this isn t entirely invalid Many of the things she covers especially in early pregnancy are common to all the true risks of cat litter and tuna and the probabilities used in prenatal screening have widespread relevance However it also means she completely ignores almost anything outside of her experience Rightly she decided that most of the complications of pregnancy are between you and your doctor although she provides some bullet points but this also means that C sections get no discussion at all Strangely VBACs do and her discussion is surprisingly skewed She leans towards VBACs being too risky while not mentioning the most freuently discussed concern uterine rupture and doesn t mention the downsides of planned repeats at all At times it comes off as actually slapdash There s a short discussion of non stress testing in the section about later pregnancy and the potential value for delivery but never mentions the possibility that a biophysical profile will be done There s no discussion of the actual risks involved of routine induction at 40 vs 41 vs 42 weeks which is a fairly common topic of discussion and a natural fit for the chapter Her treatment of home birth is sure to rise some hackles Nor is it helped by a throwaway comment about higher home birth rates and lower infant mortality rates in Europe although on the next page she discusses the difference between perinatal and neonatal mortality Wherefore art thou editor The section on drug classifications is helpful but not entirely so the potential benefits of Category D medications aren t really mentioned It s a short breezy read and provides some interesting food for thought particularly with the early pregnancy risks but is of limited practical use

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Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Emily Oster Expecting Better review Ý 104 Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download 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. I picked this one up after reading several reviews describe it as if you read a single book about pregnancy this is the one you should read And I completely agree THERE ARE SOURCES I swear it never occurred to me that the vast majority of pregnancy books would cite no sources whatsoever I don t care if you re a doctor Lots of people call themselves doctors and I m not going to take their advice On top of that the books often say things like Ask your doctor I m reading pregnancy books so I can go to my doctor s appointments informed about all the different pros and cons and possible issues with things So that I can then talk to my doctor in an informed way Don t just tell me to talk to my doctor Why bother reading a book thenAnyway Expecting Better is written by an economist Seem odd Sure But she was similarly frustrated by the lack of evidence given in pregnancy advice books or even by her doctors So she decided to research all the main uestions so she could make informed decisions In each chapter she presents multiple case studies and weighs all the different decisions new parents can make Her premise is that parents need to make informed decisions She doesn t tell you whether you should or shouldn t get on epidural or drink coffee etc but rather what research shows so parents can make their own decision She argues that there s no right or wrong answer only informed decisions Thus based on her research she decided against an epidural Based on the same research I m going with an epidural Neither of us are wrong in our decisions we re making the choices that are best for us after researching the effects of that choiceI wish everyone did this with everything waited to make an opinion about something until they d researched multiple scenarios So far this is the only pregnancy book I ve read worth reading She didn t research all my uestions about pregnancy but thankfully I have access to medical research journals through the university I teach at so I m conducting my own research455

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Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Emily Oster Expecting Better review Ý 104 Emily Oster ☆ 4 Download 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. I m now on my second reading of this book It s so jam packed with enlightening facts and information that every expecting couple should know that I felt I should read it again just so I can retain it all a bit betterFirst let me address the alcohol issue since there s been a lot of backlash against this book online and on talk radio for suggesting that drinking a bit of alcohol during pregnancy is okay It is my opinion that the anti FASD Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder crusaders out there in comments sections of articles discussing this book have not read the book nor have they read the studies Oster cites in her discussion of the topic Oster does NOT say that heavy or binge drinking during pregnancy is okay The studies she cites clearly show that heavybinge drinking is detrimental to fetal health Those same studies however demonstrate pretty clearly that light drinking up to 2 drinks PER WEEK not in the same day in the first trimester up to 4 drinks PER WEEK again not in the same day in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters has no effect on either fetal development or on intelligence of the child even up to age 14 There s a world of difference between light drinking as defined here and heavy or binge drinking and the most strident of Oster s critics seem not to grasp that difference Oster presents the studies the hard scientific data that backs up what she is saying This is not her opinion it s scientific evidence Intelligent pregnant women can take that information and process it themselves some women may decide that they d rather not drink any alcohol during their pregnancy while others may decide that an occasional drink with dinner is fine The point is that women who choose the second option should feel vindicated by the fact that all medical evidence points to their choice being safe for their babiesThe alcohol discussion however is just one part of one chapter of the book The rest of the book looks at everything you could possibly be concerned about with a pregnancy Is deli meat okay Possibly not What about sushi Yes Hot yoga Depends on how hot it is Cleaning the cat litter box Fine Gardening Not fine All of the restrictions that pregnant women are told they must adhere to Oster evaluates by going to the original scientific studies Some restrictions are shown to be silly when viewed in light of the actual evidence Others are affirmed and you are given the precise reasons why the restriction exists But you don t have to take Oster s word for it for all of the conclusions Oster comes to you can reach your own conclusions by simply going to the immensely valuable endnote section of the book and looking up the same studies she used to write the book In addition she combines information into very helpful graphs that express in one picture a wealth of knowledge One example is a graph of where different types of fish fall on the scale of mercury content bad for Baby s I versus Omega 3 content good for baby s I This would be great to have in your purse when you re out to dinner and thinking about a fish entr e so that you re not trying to look up this info on your smartphone being rude to your dining companions Additionally Oster covers topics such as trying to conceive nausea what amount is normal what treatments there are both prescription and non genetic screening and amniocentesisCVS risk of chromosomal abnormalities and detection rates of various procedures designed to find them miscarriage rates broken down by age of the mother weight gain and exercise during pregnancy induced labor epidurals and If you want to know the facts behind the recommendations your doctor has given you this is the book for you You ll have the actual data from the original studies along with Oster s explanation of the statistics you need to know to make the best decisions for you personally I strongly recommend this book