Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-and What You Really Need to Know

Penguin Press - Oster knows that the value of anything—a home, an amniocentesis—is in the eyes of the informed beholder, and like any compli­cated endeavor, pregnancy is not a one-size-fits-all affair. The results she found were often very surprising…  ·        It’s fine to have the occasional glass of wine – even one every day – in the second and third trimesters.

There is nothing to fear from sushi, but do stay away from raw milk cheese. Sardines and herring are the fish of choice to give your child those few extra IQ points. There is no evidence that bed rest is helpful in preventing or treating any complications of pregnancy. Many unnecessary labor inductions could be avoided by simply staying hydrated.

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-and What You Really Need to Know - Epidurals are great for pain relief and fine for your baby, but they do carry some risks for mom. Limiting women to ice chips during labor is an antiquated practice; you should at least be able to sneak in some Gatorade. You shouldn’t worry about dyeing your hair or cleaning the cat’s litter box, but gardening while pregnant can actually be risky.

Hot tubs, hot baths, hot yoga: avoid at least during the first trimester. You should be more worried about gaining too little weight during pregnancy than gaining too much. Most exercise during pregnancy is fine no rock climbing!, but there isn’t much evidence that it has benefits. Except for exercising your pelvic floor with Kegels: that you should be doing.





Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool

Penguin Press - She debunks myths around breastfeeding not a panacea, sleep training not so bad!, language acquisition early talkers aren't necessarily geniuses, potty training wait until they're ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms, and many other topics. She also shows parents how to think through freighted questions like if and how to go back to work, how to think about toddler discipline, and how to have a relationship and parent at the same time.

Economics is the science of decision-making, and CRIBSHEET is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. There's a rule—or three—for everything. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound.

Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool - In cribsheet, she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting. As any new parent knows, friends, family, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, and strangers on the internet. From the author of expecting better, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting With Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies.

How do you make your own best decision?  Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. Emily oster is a trained expert—and mom of two—who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions—and stay sane in the years before preschool.





Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

Penguin Press - They're just far better behaved and more in command of themselves. In fact, french kids are just as boisterous, curious, and creative as Americans. The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children. She discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others.

They have an easy, calm authority with their kids that Druckerman can only envy. Of course, french parenting wouldn't be worth talking about if it produced robotic, joyless children. You need a very different view of what a child actually is. While finding her own firm non, Druckerman discovers that children-including her own-are capable of feats she'd never imagined.

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting - And while her american friends spend their visits resolving spats between their kids, her French friends sip coffee while the kids play. Motherhood itself is a whole different experience in France. French mothers assume that even good parents aren't at the constant service of their children and that there's no need to feel guilty about this.

There's no role model, as there is in America, for the harried new mom with no life of her own. While some american toddlers are getting Mandarin tutors and preliteracy training, French kids are- by design-toddling around and discovering the world at their own pace. With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, druckerman-a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal-sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents.

Even french parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special.





Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Bantam - Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Random House. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, including a hospital• and much moreina may’s guide to natural childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, less pain, this invaluable resource includes:• Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play• What really happens during labor• Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable • Episiotomy--is it really necessary? • Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs• Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth• How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression • The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you• The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers• How to create a safe, and less medical intervention.

Based on the female-centered midwifery model of care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.





Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!

Da Capo Lifelong Books - Plus, you’ll find answers to difficult or embarrassing questions. This pregnancy book is the work of a team of pregnancy experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying to experience than the birth of a child. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth and month-by-month changes for mom, a symptoms guide, a 40-week pregnancy calendar, and a review of important pregnancy decisions.

Mayo clinic guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is an essential pregnancy resource for parents-to-be. In this illustrated book you’ll also receive advice on how to get pregnant, exercise, meal planning, medication use and parenthood. Women looking for authoritative, accurate information from a reputable source will appreciate this pregnancy book from the world-class Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too! - It provides hundreds of pages of helpful information parents can use. Random House. Medical Birthing Guide.





The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be

Abbeville Press - Trusted by millions of fathers for over 20 years, the New York Times–bestselling guide for dads-to-be is back in a fully revised and updated fourth edition. Armin brott—best-selling author, broadcaster, nationally syndicated columnist, and dad of three—is America’s foremost expert on fatherhood.

. Each chapter covers: —what’s going on with your partner, as you adjust to the new life stage of fatherhood —how to stay involved: specific ways you can help and feel included, emotionally and physically —what’s going on with the baby, multiples, guidance, connecting you to the best information on every topic related to pregnancy and fatherhood Illustrated throughout with stress-relieving New Yorker–style cartoons, every step of the way from fertilized egg to newborn —What’s going on with you, in the first few months after the baby’s arrival —A handy resource section, from attending birthing classes with your partner to starting a college fund This fully revised fourth edition also includes: —More information about adoptions, infertility and assisted reproductive technology, The Expectant Father is a friendly and readable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, and dads in the military —A special section on labor and delivery: what to expect on the big day —A special section on what comes next, and joy.

The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be - His wisdom—along with the advice of leading obstetricians and researchers, and the experience of hundreds of real-life dads—is collected here in The Expectant Father, the essential guide for dads-to-be. Brott’s reassuring month-by-month overview of your partner’s pregnancy gives you the tools you need to support your partner, prepare for the baby’s arrival, and take care of yourself during this exciting time.

The expectant father The Ultimate Guide for Dads To Be. Medical Birthing Guide. Moms will love it, too! Random House.





The Science of Mom: A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby's First Year

Johns Hopkins University Press - Medical Birthing Guide. Random House. The science of mom is a fascinating, eye-opening, and extremely informative exploration of the topics that generate discussion and debate in the media and among parents. It seems like every time a new mother turns on her computer, radio, or television, she is greeted with news of yet another scientific study about infancy.

Readers of alice’s blog have come to trust her balanced approach, which explains the science that lies behind headlines. The expectant father The Ultimate Guide for Dads To Be. From breastfeeding to vaccines to sleep, Alice’s advice will help you make smart choices so that you can relax and enjoy your baby.

The Science of Mom: A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby's First Year - Ignoring good information isn’t the right course, preliminary results, but just how does one tell the difference between solid studies, and snake oil? In this friendly guide through the science of infancy, Science of Mom blogger and PhD scientist Alice Callahan explains how non-scientist mothers can learn the difference between hype and evidence.





Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting

Penguin Books - They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. The expectant father The Ultimate Guide for Dads To Be. They ate braised leeks. And yet french kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. The runaway new york times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children, from the author of There Are No Grown-ups.

When american journalist pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent. But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. Why? how?           with a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting.

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting - Researched over three years and written in her warm, charmingly told, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents. Medical Birthing Guide. Penguin Books. Random House.





Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy

Harper Wave - The result is a visceral, support, and why women deserve access to better care, full-frontal look at what’s really happening during those nine life-altering months, and information. Infused with humor and born out of awe, like a mother debunks common myths and dated assumptions, appreciation, and understanding of the female body and its strength, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives.

Medical Birthing Guide. Random House. A candid, feminist, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhoodLike most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. Penguin Books. To educate herself, the food and culture writer embarked on an intensive journey of exploration, diving into the scientific mysteries and cultural attitudes that surround motherhood to find answers to questions that had only previously been given in the form of advice about what women ought to do—rather than allowing them the freedom to choose the right path for themselves.

Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy - In like a mother, biology, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood, Garbes offers a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, informed by in-depth reportage and personal experience. Your obstetrician will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate data; and even the most trusted books will offer information with a heavy dose of judgment.

With the curiosity of a journalist, and the intimacy and urgency of a mother, the perspective of a feminist, she explores the emerging science behind the pressing questions women have about everything from miscarriage to complicated labors to postpartum changes. The expectant father The Ultimate Guide for Dads To Be.





Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: 2nd Edition: Fully Revised and Updated

Mayo Clinic - Penguin Books. An essential pregnancy resource for all parents-to-be. Mayo clinic guide to a healthy pregnancy, second edition is an authoritative, yet practical reference manual from the pregnancy experts at the #1 ranked hospital in America. Medical Birthing Guide. The newly updated book includes information on everything from healthy lifestyle habits to the latest technologies in prenatal care and childbirth.

Any parent-to-be looking for accurate and authoritative information from a reliable source will surely appreciate this illustrated, easy-to-understand book. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth, as well as month-by-month changes that mom can expect. In addition, tools to help parents with important pregnancy decisions, you’ll find a 40-week pregnancy calendar, information on safe medicine use, an overview of common pregnancy symptoms, and general caregiving advice — information moms and dads can trust to help give their little ones a healthy start.

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: 2nd Edition: Fully Revised and Updated - Random House. Mayo clinic guide to a healthy pregnancy, second edition is the collective effort of a team of health care experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying than the birth of a healthy child by a healthy mother. The expectant father The Ultimate Guide for Dads To Be.





The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

Pocket Books - The expectant father The Ultimate Guide for Dads To Be. Four-time delivery room veteran vicki Iovine talks to you the way only a best friend can—in the book that will go the whole nine months for every mother-to-be. Random House. Your mother buys you baby clothes. The many moods of pregnancy—why you’re so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded or at least more than usual.

Medical Birthing Guide. The practical, and hilarious bestseller for moms-to-be, comforting, honest, with more than one and a half million copies in print!Your doctor gives you medical advice. In this revised and updated edition, get the lowdown on all those little things that are too strange or embarrassing to ask, practical tips, and hilarious takes on everything pregnant.

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy - . Pocket Books. Penguin Books. Pregnancy is down to a science—from in vitro fertilization to scheduled c-sections, and scientific tests to take that being pregnant can be downright confusing! And much more! For a reassuring voice or just a few good belly laughs, there are so many options, alternatives, turn to this straight-talking guide on what to really expect when you’re expecting.

Staying stylish—you may be pregnant, but you can still be the fashionista you’ve always been or at least you don’t have to look like a walking beachball—wearing the hippest designers and proudly showing off your bump. What really happens to your body—from morning sickness and gas to eating everything in sight—and what it’s like to go from being a babe to having one.

But who can give you the real skinny when you’re pregnant? Your girlfriends, of course—at least, the ones who’ve been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy.