Expecting Better

From the author of Cribsheet, a data-driven decision making guide to the early years of parenting Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies

*Newly Revised for 2019* What to Expect When You're Expecting meets Freakonomics: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting

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



Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula

Expecting Better

pen GUIN Books Expect ING BETTER Emily Oster is a professor of economics at Brown University. … Praise for Expecting Better “Expecting Better will be a revelation for curious mothers-to-be whose doctors fail to lay out the pros and cons of …

Know Your Power

Now she continues to inspire women everywhere in this thought-provoking collection of wise words-her own and those of the important people who played pivotal roles in her journey

Tequila Mockingbird

Features 65 drink recipes inspired by history's most loved novels.

The Happiness Problem

Sam Wren-Lewis offers an alternative process that acknowledges insecurity and embraces uncertainty

Ask a Manager

Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better.

Debunking the Bump

* Many pregnant women cut down their consumption of the single substance that's the most beneficial to their developing baby


Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

The New Rules of Pregnancy

Every aspect of pregnant life is covered—from the practical details (how to fly pregnant) to the complex issues (“What makes it postpartum depression?”)

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

In this illustrated book you’ll also find pre-pregnancy advice: how to get pregnant in the first place and once you are pregnant, meal planning tips, healthy exercise, safe medication use, and general parenthood advice

Bowling Alone

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work — but no longer


Linda Geddes was no different, except that as a journalist writing for New Scientist magazine she had access to the most up-to-date scientific research

Expecting Better

Pregnant women are often treated as if they were children, given long lists of items to avoid-alcohol, caffeine, sushi- without any real explanation from their doctors about why


She debunks myths around breastfeeding (not a panacea), sleep training (not so bad!), potty training (wait until they're ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms), language acquisition (early talkers aren't necessarily geniuses), and many other topics

Expecting Adam

Describes how a mother struggled to cope when her unborn second child, Adam, was diagnosed with Down syndrome, her decision to keep her son, and his magical influence on her life.

Like a Mother

With the curiosity of a journalist, the perspective of a feminist, and the intimacy and urgency of a mother, she explores the emerging science behind the pressing questions women have about everything from miscarriage to complicated labors to postpartum changes

Expecting Better Guidebook

About nutrition, about staying fit, what are hormones and how they are changing through pregnancy

Bébé Day by Day

She set out to learn how the French achieve all this, while telling the story of her own young family in Paris. BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ into an easy-to-read guide for parents and caregivers.

What to Expect Before You're Expecting

When to seek fertility help, and the latest on tests, treatments, and reproductive technology

Expecting Better

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.

… Discrimination latencies were significantly faster for targets in the currently ex- pectedtarget modality; accuracy was also better, making a criterion shift implausible … Thecost of expecting events in the wrong sensory modality …

As every clinician who takes care of pregnant women knows, expecting mothers have lots of questions, and often our answers are not necessarily data driven. Emily Oster is an economist at Brown University with an interest in medical economics. In Expecting Better …

… As we started the present research, we had several reasons to predict that expecting a testwould produce better later performance than would expecting to teach … Finally, expecting toteach also produced better performance on short-answer questions …

… A better understanding of the theoretical basis for expecting or not expecting a relationship toexist is needed. Researchers interested in the satisfaction/per- formance relationship are facedwith the task of discovering a relationship between an attitude and a behavior …

… 1981). Balota and Neely (1980) found that subjects expecting a recall test performedbetter on both recall and recognition for high-frequency but not low-frequency wordsthan did those expect- ing a recognition test. They suggest …

… Title Expecting the unexpected: A study of interactive driving behaviour at intersections.Author Houtenbos, M. Contributor … To achieve a better understanding of this interactivebehaviour, this thesis focused on road users' expectancies …

… THE FUTURE OF BIOSTATISTICS: EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED … Dreams are: implementationof prognostic and diagnostic models in the clinic; an instantaneous numeric integrator; muchmore and better organized follow-up data; disease mapping in space and time …

… The data of two subjects expecting equality and two subjects expecting altruism were discarded …between the expected orientation from others and Chooser orientation was significant, F(12,420) =3.81, p < 0.001, indica- ting that learning a particular orientation was better when it …

… Positive expectations predict better outcomes in many health conditions, but to datethe relationship between expecting to return to work after traffic-related whiplash-associated disorders and actual recovery has not been reported …

We appear to have more control over our lives than ever before. If we could get things right–the perfect job, relationship, family, body and mind–then we'd be happy. With enough economic growth and technological innovation, we could cure all societal ills. The …

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