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Expecting better : why the conventional wisdom is wrong-- and what you really need to know

Oster, Emily. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library RG 525 .O88 2013 30775305470321 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781594204753
  • ISBN: 1594204756
  • Physical Description: print
    xxii, 313 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-302) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: In the beginning : conception. Prep work ; Data-driven conception ; The two-week wait -- The first trimester. The vices : caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco ; Miscarriage fears ; Beware of deli meats! ; Nausea and my mother-in-law ; Prenatal screening and testing ; The surprising perils of gardening -- The second trimester. Eating for two? You wish ; Pink and blue ; Working out and resting up ; Drug safety -- The third trimester. Premature birth (and the dangers of bed rest) ; High-risk pregnancy ; I'm going to be pregnant forever, right? ; Labor induction -- Labor and delivery. The labor numbers ; To epidural or not to epidural? ; Beyond pain relief ; The aftermath ; Home birth: progressive or regressive? And who cleans the tub?
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Pregnancy Health aspects
Pregnant women Health and hygiene
Prenatal care
Pregnancy Popular Works
Prenatal Care Popular Works
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