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Expecting Better

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Emily Oster

It is essential to gather accurate information when evaluating the risks and benefits of various choices related to pregnancy. Some perceived risks may not be as severe as they seem, while certain commonly accepted practices may not be entirely safe. Reme­mber, aren't custom fit for e­very person or situation, and not all scientific studie­s are of the highest standard. So, ke­ep questioning - stay curious. Conduct your research wisely. When examining the pros and cons of a decision based on research studies, it is crucial to consider the distinction between correlation and causation. For instance, if a child who watches a significant amount of television performs poorly on tests, this indicates a correlation. However, it does not prove that television is directly responsible for the decline in intelligence, as other factors like parental influence and the home environment should be taken into account. Understanding these differences plays a vital role in assessing the validity of scientific experiments.

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What's it about?

Expecting Better, published in 2013, offers expectant mothers a sense of comfort by clearing up common pregnancy misconceptions and presenting the raw truth. Emily Oster, a prominent economist and author, questions and reexamines traditional beliefs, enabling you to independently choose what's best for a healthier, and happier pregnancy.

Book summary

It is essential to gather accurate information when evaluating the risks and benefits of various choices related to pregnancy. Some perceived risks may not be as severe as they seem, while certain commonly accepted practices may not be entirely safe. Reme­mber, aren't custom fit for e­very person or situation, and not all scientific studie­s are of the highest standard. So, ke­ep questioning - stay curious. Conduct your research wisely. When examining the pros and cons of a decision based on research studies, it is crucial to consider the distinction between correlation and causation. For instance, if a child who watches a significant amount of television performs poorly on tests, this indicates a correlation. However, it does not prove that television is directly responsible for the decline in intelligence, as other factors like parental influence and the home environment should be taken into account. Understanding these differences plays a vital role in assessing the validity of scientific experiments.

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You can make intelligent decisions on your pregnancy by applying the basic principles of economic decision theory.

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Examining the research sets the stage for a trouble-free pregnancy.

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There come significant choices and certain fears with the first trimester of pregnancy.

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During the second trimester, expect to make several decisions, one of which is whether or not to discover the gender of your baby.

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It's essential to address significant issues and make decisions regarding the delivery process during the third semester.

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