← Back to Search

Holding Details

Barcode31662001709815
LocationWinamac
TitleExpecting better : why the conventional pregnancy wisdom is wrong--and what you really need to know / Emily Oster.
AuthorOster, Emily, author.
Call No618.2OST
CollectionAdult 600-699
Reserve Item

Copies

LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacAvailable618.2OST 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0143125702
International Standard Book Number 9780143125709
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 618.2 23
Personal Name Oster, Emily, author.
Title Statement Expecting better : why the conventional pregnancy wisdom is wrong--and what you really need to know / Emily Oster.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Physical Description xxii, 313 pages : charts ; 22 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
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? ; Epilogue -- Appendix: quick reference: OTC and prescription drugs.
Summary, Etc. 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. Moms-to-be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices. When the author was a mom-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, this is the book for pregnant women who want to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy - and the occasional glass of wine.--publisher's description.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pregnancy.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Prenatal care.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Prenatal care. fast.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth. bisacsh.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pregnant women Health and hygiene.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pregnant women Health and hygiene. fast.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pregnancy Health aspects.
Index Term-Genre/Form Popular Work.
Location 618.2 OST 31662001709815

Book Reviews

Create Review