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Dimensions (Overall): 8.45 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .75 Inches (D)
Weight: .72 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Series Title: The Parentdata
Genre: Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: Pregnancy & Childbirth
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Emily Oster
Language: English
Street Date: June 24, 2014
TCIN: 16180916
UPC: 9780143125709
Item Number (DPCI): 247-27-3296
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
100% would recommend
6 recommendations

Missing pages

1 out of 5 stars
- 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My book is missing 17 pages right in the middle of the caffeine section… unacceptable
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Extremely helpful while pregnant!

5 out of 5 stars
Kelsey S. - 1 year ago
originally posted on Natalist
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This book was incredible and gave me so much insight into pregnancy and how to make decisions based on real data.
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Read cover to cover twice

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Liz - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
The absolute must read book when you are expecting!
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Highly Recommend!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Emily - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Everything is evidence based, outlining risks and benefits from actual studies. As someone with a science background I like information grounded in facts. Highly recommend to anyone who is pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Just purchased her next book “Cribsheets” for after baby topics. Can’t wait!
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Big Winner

5 out of 5 stars
Yvonne C. - 2 years ago
originally posted on Natalist
I selected this randomly and was told how awesome it was and then given great kudos from a lot of other moms after my girlfriend told them I got it for her.
1 reply from natalist-us team - 2 years ago
We couldn't agree more! Information is so empowering. :muscle: Thank you for your review!
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Trusted Reference!

5 out of 5 stars
Julie A. - 2 years ago
originally posted on Natalist
Was recommended this book by a trusted friend and it's great so far and a trusted referenced for my pregnancy!
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Excellent!

5 out of 5 stars
Marian M. - 2 years ago
originally posted on Natalist
Expecting Better is such a valuable resource. I appreciate receiving an array of information so that I can make an informed decision for myself, rather than just being told the "one and only" safe/healthy way to traverse a pregnancy. Highly recommend!
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Great read

5 out of 5 stars
Felicia P. - 2 years ago
originally posted on Natalist
I've been TTC and my girlfriend who is pregnant read this book and highly recommended it. There is so much information going around around what to do when TTC as well as when pregnant but this book is all about the data and I love numbers.
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First Time Mom

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sheets - 3 years ago
This book breaks down the pregnancy myths and outdated recommendations with evidence and easy to understand data and scientific studies. So helpful for understanding the true risks during pregnancy and allowed me to have a much more laid back and restful pregnancy.
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Love the author's use of

5 out of 5 stars
Elisabeth B. - 3 years ago
originally posted on Natalist
Love the author's use of evidence to support her recommendations and choices. Not pushy, just a fresh perspective.
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Expecting Better

5 out of 5 stars
Seena E. - 3 years ago
originally posted on Natalist
Excellent writing Reveals real truths about many many aspects of health care system and actual care provide relationships that the world deserves to know
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Informative pregnant book

5 out of 5 stars
Margaret R. - 3 years ago
originally posted on Natalist
I love Emily oster! So knowledgeable! Great presentation of data to help me make informed decisions during pregnancy.
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Good info, but I didn’t love it.

4 out of 5 stars
Katherine W. - 3 years ago
originally posted on Natalist
I was really excited to read this book! As someone who is always interested in science, I was looking forward to reading how the author gathered and synthesized all of the latest research into making recommendations. I think she did a good job of doing that, but overall this book just wasn’t for me but it’s difficult for me to explain why. Though I am definitely glad I read it, and will incorporate some of her labor plan into my own.
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Love, love, love this book and everything Emily Oster writes!

5 out of 5 stars
Halle M. - 4 years ago
originally posted on Natalist
Finally, a book rooted in evidence and written without ANY judgement. She just lays out the facts, and lets the reader choose. I learned so much from this book. If you only read one pregnancy book, this is it!
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Such a great book!

5 out of 5 stars
- 4 years ago
originally posted on Natalist
This is your go to book for expecting mamas! Such a breath of fresh air to see real, laid out information from a variety of scientific studies. So helpful.
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Loved it!

5 out of 5 stars
Leticia J. - 4 years ago
originally posted on Natalist
Highly recommend to all the preggo mommas out there. It put your mind at ease about the many advice and myths you hear as a first time mom.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jessica - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book provides easy-to-understand information about a wide range of pregnancy topics that are often just briefly covered by doctors and without much reasoning or background. I appreciated the data and research based explanations of what to truly avoid during pregnancy and what not to stress about. Wish I would have read this during my 1st pregnancy!
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3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MissMidnight - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
It's alright. It covers a wide range of topics. The author lays out the evidence for the reader to determine the best choice rather than blindly giving advice. The book is well cited, but it was a bit too simplistic at times. I wish the evidence associated with twin pregnancies and vaccines would have been covered.
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Perfect Gift

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
knsbelle - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
I am 29, married, with an 8 month old and this was my favorite pregnancy book hands down. I was not prepared to be pregnant, and I only saw red lines everywhere about what not to do, but wanted to understand why so I could make my own decisions. This book eased my mind and made me feel empowered. My friends have enjoyed it as well. I have purchased 6 as gifts and each friend has gotten something different out of it in the planning or pregnant phase. I rarely leave reviews, but this is worth it.
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