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Expecting better : how to fight the pregnancy establishment with facts /

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... Full description

Main Author: Oster, Emily.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : The Penguin Press, 2013
Contents: 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?
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