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  • Expecting Better
  • Emily Oster
  • English
  • 05 August 2020
  • 9780143125709

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Read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Å Emily Oster Expecting Better Read ✓ 9 Emily Oster Å 9 Download Nd some are just flat out wrong Debunking myths and explaining everything from the real effects of caffeine to the surprising dangers of gardening Expecting Bettering is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy and 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

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Expecting Better

Read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Å Emily Oster Expecting Better Read ✓ 9 Emily Oster Å 9 Download E similarly unexplained Moms to be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices When award winning economist Emily Oster was a mom to be herself she evaluated the data behind the accepted rules of pregnancy and discovered that most are often misguided a 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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