Expecting Better

Why Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong and What You Really Need to Know

Emily Oster


When award-winning economist Emily Oster 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, Expecting Better is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy—and the occasional glass of wine.

A Parent's Comment About the Book

This book was super informative. Lots of very helpful information to educate you on the why behind many of the things you “should or shouldn’t do” when you are pregnant. Helped me to not be so nervous about the little things. I lent the book to 2 friends who really found it helpful. A must read for every expectant (it soon-to-be) expectant mother.

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