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    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 u

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    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 inaccura

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    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

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    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 bet

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    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 finally the book

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    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

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    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 h

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    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 fin

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    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

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    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 have the authority to contradict the author and state uneuivocally that no amount of alcohol is safe during pre

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REVIEW é JIMFORD.CO.UK Õ Emily Oster

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. 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 topics she covered and instead relied almost entirely on her reading and interpretation of medical studies conducted over the past century or so This article for example takes issue with the fact that Oster who holds a PhD in Economics is reaching beyond her professional realm and looking to interpret highly complex medical studies It also criticizes her subtle and tricky biases namely that Oster felt patronized by her OB from the first visitWell I read the book And you know what It s not really that scandalous The portions about alcohol are getting the most attention she found that up to 1 drink a day in the second and third trimesters and a couple of drinks a week in the first is a comfortable amount a statement that will obviously make waves But the other sections of the book contain information that probably won t be that surprising if you ve read a large number of modern pregnancy books or you had a progressive OB or midwife practice during your pregnancyLet me pump the brakes for a second here though Overall I want to state how refreshing it was to read a book about pregnancy that examined all facets from natural childbirth to epidurals to deli meats to inductions without coming from a place of obvious bias I found that unlike the Daily Beast article I cited above I thought Oster wrote the book from a mostly detached facts based place There was no preaching tone or demanding instruction you must do this She establishes herself as someone who likes to have as many facts as possible at her disposal before making a decision and nothing in the book convinced me otherwise The research and studies she used to draw conclusions are cited incessantly throughout and she is careful to note when there is not enough research to draw any meaningful conclusion Is she irresponsible Making bad recommendations Endangering women or fetuses I really don t think soI think much of the criticism of this book is mostly coming from the Pregnant Women Need to Listen To Their Doctors First and Foremost place What isn t being mentioned in these critiues is that a lot of pregnant women don t listentrustobey their doctors wholesale any If they hear something they don t like they switch providers until they get the answer they were looking for If they feel uncomfortable with their level of care they ll look for someone who can provide the care they need They crowdsource medical uestions on Babycenter They google things like mucus plug and lower back cramps trying to figure out if they re in labor or close to labor or can do anything to speed up their labor They take childbirth classes their provider may or may not be aware of them taking They write birth plans based on templates they saw on Pinterest and they may or may not discuss them with their provider before heading to the hospital or birth center Whether you believe this trend toward a medically detached pregnant woman is a positive or a negative thing IT IS A THINGSo to look at Oster s book and declare it dangerous or irresponsible is patently ignoring the fact that women have done and continue to do exactly what Oster did on a smaller scale If Oster is irresponsible then so is every mom blogger who has ever spoken with confidence to thousands millions of readers about something on the medical spectrum You get my pointI think Oster s book is a fantastic way to prompt uestions with an OB or midwife That s the bottom line and also one she makes clear several times over It may annoy your care provider but if going to an appointment armed with intelligent thoughtful uestions about topics that will affect you and your baby is something that annoys your care provider well that s something else entirely isn t it Since everyone from hospitals to a large number of medical doctors treat pregnancy as a medical condition are we surprised that pregnant women often look to independent research Most people diagnosed with any sort of medical condition will do some amount of research on their own Depending on your point of view this may seem to be a good thing or not But in my opinion women reading about pregnancy related items and then clarifying with a care provider about whether something could be personally beneficial or not certainly doesn t strike me as an irresponsible dangerous moveAs far as Oster s individual points are concerned I think that if reasonably intelligent women read this book then Oster s research will at the most just give them a push to do things they were already considering or will further entrench them in a previously held belief If you read Oster s book and say Hey Great I was already going to have one glass of wine per week during this pregnancy and this research shows that is okay or if you say Well interesting research but I m still not comfortable with drinking alcohol during pregnancy then I think you would be having the mature grown up person reaction to this bookPersonally I m all for women being given information rather than less about pregnancy and birth related decision making Here are some things from the book I found really interesting or eye opening or funny It s not that complicated drink like a European adult not like a fraternity brother Don t worry too much about sushi and raw eggs they might carry bacteria but these bacteria are no worse when you are pregnant than when you are not The chapter on weight gain is especially interesting Oster found that the amount of weight you gain while pregnant is less important than the weight you are when you become pregnant in terms of being overweight or obese At a weight gain of 30 pounds we d expect 10 percent of women to have very small babies and 5 percent to have very large babies At a weight gain of 40 pounds these figures are 7 percent and 11 percent Yes there is an increase in very large babies but there is a decrease in very small ones But because a very small baby is worse in terms of complications is this maybe actually better In order to really make the right recommendation for weight gain we need to think about what recommendation does the best job limiting the actual complications And in this particular case that might well be an argument for increasing the recommended weight gain at least by a few pounds In terms of measuring amniotic fluid the deepest vertical pocket measure is much better It captures the same number of truly problematic situations but is much better at not identifying cases where there is nothing wrong It leads to fewer inductions and fewer C sections For babies that have fallen asleep during a non stress test in which baby s heart rate is monitored for a set amount of time to look at the baby s heart rate in relation to its movement clapping is a proven method of getting them to wake up and move around than having mom eat or drink something sugary I sat through two non stress tests in which Isobel fell asleep and they had me drinking this nasty sugary concoction to try and get her to move around It didn t work Nipple stimulation seems to be the MOST effective method of self inducing labor Oster looked at a study of full term women that recorded whether they had gone into labor 3 days later Of the breast stimulation group 37 percent were in labor by 3 days versus only 6 percent of those without breast stimulation One review article Oster looked at found that women who underwent continuous fetal monitoring in the hospital were 16 times as likely to have a C section Oster found that oft uoted caffeine limits for pregnant women seem to be somewhat low based on many studies she looked at Her findings are that 3 4 cups of coffee per day are okay The chapter on miscarriage has some eye opening statistics that I hadn t read before The Last Apprentice: Clash of the Demons (Book 6) 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 Milk and Honey 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. 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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. 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REVIEW é JIMFORD.CO.UK Õ Emily Oster

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 Criminal 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 The Alpha Female size fits all affair And yet medicine often treats it as Durham A Thousand Years of History and Legend 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 Diva (Flappers, second reading of this book It Beastly Fury s The Comet Seekers so jam packed with enlightening facts and information that every expecting couple The Opposite should know that I felt I Seasonal Food should read it again just Ashamed so I can retain it all a bit betterFirst let me address the alcohol issue The Last Minute since there Marita s been a lot of backlash against this book online and on talk radio for 砂の女 Suna no Onna 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 100 Promises to My Baby studies Oster cites in her discussion of the topic Oster does NOT Fantastic FistMowtown say that heavy or binge drinking during pregnancy is okay The Ground Zero 3 studies One More Lie same Bimbo 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 The Burning God s a world of difference between light drinking as defined here and heavy or binge drinking and the most White Ivy strident of Oster Love & Olives s critics Chasing Lucky seem not to grasp that difference Oster presents the A Promised Land studies the hard Dowry Murder The Imperial Origins of a Cultural Crime scientific data that backs up what The Global Resume and CV Guide she is These Violent Delights These Violent Delights saying This is not her opinion it Crosskill s Hildy and the Cuckoo Clock. 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 Investigations in Medieval Stained Glass (Reading Medieval Sources) second option Atlante tascabile di anatomia umana 1 should feel vindicated by the fact that all medical evidence points to their choice being Adventure Capitalist The Ultimate Road Trip 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 Hujan Rintih rintih 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 The Forgotten Sister scientific The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany studies Some restrictions are Judas shown to be Branded Branded 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 The Abduction of Emily Byrne s word for it for all of the conclusions Oster comes to you can reach your own conclusions by Redemption EXPORT simply going to the immensely valuable endnote Derailing Democracy The America the Media Don't Want You to See section of the book and looking up the Grammar in Interaction Adverbial Clauses in American English Conversations same You Be the Detective Jigsaw Puzzle Mysteries studies Cuckolded at the Club she used to write the book In addition Patterns of Sexuality & Reproduction Opus76 *07 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 Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, 1862 scale of mercury content bad for Baby Life? or Theatre? s I This would be great to have in your purse when you re out to dinner and thinking about a fish entr e اردشیر زاهدی به روایت اسناد ساواک smartphone being rude to your dining companions Additionally Oster covers topics Understanding Communication and Aging Developing Knowledge and Awareness such as trying to conceive nausea what amount is normal what treatments there are both prescription and non genetic ಹುಲಿಯೂರಿನ ಸರಹದ್ದು ಸ್ವರೂಪ ನಿಗೂಡ ಮನುಷ್ಯರು 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 ಹುಲಿಯೂರಿನ ಸರಹದ್ದು ಸ್ವರೂಪ ನಿಗೂಡ ಮನುಷ್ಯರು 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 The Midnight Folk s explanation of the Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games strongly recommend this book