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Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. Pregnant women are told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee without ever being told why these are forbidden. Rules for prenatal testing are similarly unexplained. Expecting parents desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices. When award-winning economist Emily Oster was a mum-to-be herself, she evaluated the data behind the accepted rules of pregnancy, and discovered that most are often misguided and some are just flat-out wrong. Debunking myths and explaining everything from the real effects of caffeine to the surprising dangers of gardening, Expecting Better is the data-driven book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy—and the occasional glass of wine.
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Economics is the science of decision-making, and Expecting Better is a thinking expecting parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation surrounding pregnancy. Emily Oster is a trained expert-and-mum-of-two who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions, and stay sane in the years before preschool.
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Non-fiction paperback.
Read it during pregnancy and then pass on to a friend.
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Amazing amazing!

I love this book, only half way through and it’s absolutely putting my mind at ease about the journey to motherhood.

Couldn’t recommend it more highly.

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Very factual but insightful (and encouraging) read

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The writer has managed to compile so much FACTUAL information in a way that was both easy to read and put my mind to rest about so many myths and rumours around pregnancy. 10/10 recommend.

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