Best of Pregnancy Winner for Top Pregnancy Book

The book every pregnant woman needs to read.
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ByThe Bump Editors
Updated
Mar 2021
Expecting Better, pregnancy information book.
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And the Winner Is: Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong and What You Really Need to Know

Emily Oster, a mother and economics professor at Brown University is on a mission to create more relaxed pregnant women and parents. And we’re here for it. Her book, Expecting Better, is like Freakanomics, but for pregnancy. It’s filled with data driven research, statistics and facts all aimed at allowing parents to understand the science behind guidelines. It empowers the reader with information and allows them to make the best choices for their baby and family, taking a lot of the anxiety out of the process.

What We Love

• Easily digestible despite the heavily researched content, statistics, facts and figures. Oster breaks down the data and includes an informed analysis.

• The research helps takes the anxiety out of the well intended advice often given to pregnant women, replacing it with facts.

• Oster will hook you—and once she does, you can move on to her book Cribsheet for parenting from birth to preschool.

Buy it: $15, Amazon.com

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