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Cribsheet - A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool (Paperback): Emily Oster Cribsheet - A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool (Paperback)
Emily Oster 1
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Emily Oster is the non-judgemental girlfriend holding our hand and guiding us through pregnancy and motherhood. She has done the work to get us the hard facts in a soft, understandable way' Amy Schumer Parenting is full of decisions, nearly all of which can be agonized over. There is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision? Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. She debunks myths and offers non-judgemental ways to consider our options in light of the facts. Cribsheet is a thinking parent's guide that empowers us to make better, less fraught decisions - and stay sane in the years before preschool.

Cribsheet - A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool (Paperback): Emily Oster Cribsheet - A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool (Paperback)
Emily Oster
R367 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R68 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Expecting Better - Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong and What You Really Need to Know (Paperback): Emily Oster Expecting Better - Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong and What You Really Need to Know (Paperback)
Emily Oster 1
R238 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A groundbreaking guide to pregnancy: empowers women with the facts and allows them to make their own decisions. FREAKANOMICS meets WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING. Award-winning Emily Oster debunks myths about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting. Pregnant women are often treated as if they were children, given long lists of items to avoid - alcohol, caffeine, sushi - without any real explanation from their doctors about why. They hear frightening and contradictory myths about everything from weight gain to sleeping on your back to bed rest from friends and pregnancy books. In EXPECTING BETTER, Oster shows that the information given to pregnant women is sometimes wrong and almost always oversimplified. EXPECTING BETTER overturns standard recommendations for alcohol, caffeine, sushi, bed rest and induction, while putting in context the blanket guidelines for fetal testing, weight gain, risks of pregnancy over the age of 35, and nausea, among others. Oster offers the real-world advice one would never get at the doctor's office. Knowing that the health of your baby is paramount, readers can know more and worry less. Having the numbers is a tremendous relief - and so is the occasional glass of wine.

Expecting Better - Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--And What You Really Need to Know (Paperback): Emily Oster Expecting Better - Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--And What You Really Need to Know (Paperback)
Emily Oster
R350 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Gives moms-to-be a big helping of peace of mind " --Harvey Karp M.D., bestselling author of "The Happiest Baby on the Block"
Pregnancy--unquestionably one of the most pro-found, meaningful experiences of adulthood--can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. Pregnant women are told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee without ever being told "why" these are forbidden. Rules for prenatal testing are similarly unexplained. Moms-to-be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices.
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 Bettering "is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy--and the occasional glass of wine.

Cribsheet - A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool (Hardcover): Emily Oster Cribsheet - A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool (Hardcover)
Emily Oster
R673 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R185 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Narratives from the Crib - With a New Foreword by Emily Oster, the Child in the Crib (Paperback, New Ed): Katherine Nelson Narratives from the Crib - With a New Foreword by Emily Oster, the Child in the Crib (Paperback, New Ed)
Katherine Nelson; Foreword by Emily Oster
R670 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R93 (14%) Out of stock

This classic psychological case study focuses on one talkative child's emerging ability to use language, her capacity for understanding, for imagining, and for making inferences and solving problems. In wide-ranging essays, scholars offer multifaceted linguistic and psychological analyses of two-year-old Emily's bedtime conversations with her parents and pre-sleep monologues, taped over a fifteen-month period. In a foreword written for this new edition, Emily, now an adult, reflects on the experience of having been a research subject without knowing it.

Expecting Better - Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong and What You Really Need to Know (Paperback): Emily Oster Expecting Better - Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong and What You Really Need to Know (Paperback)
Emily Oster 2
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Out of stock

A groundbreaking guide to pregnancy: empowers women with the facts and allows them to make their own decisions. FREAKANOMICS meets WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING. Award-winning Emily Oster debunks myths about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting. Pregnant women are often treated as if they were children, given long lists of items to avoid - alcohol, caffeine, sushi - without any real explanation from their doctors about why. They hear frightening and contradictory myths about everything from weight gain to sleeping on your back to bed rest from friends and pregnancy books. In EXPECTING BETTER, Oster shows that the information given to pregnant women is sometimes wrong and almost always oversimplified. EXPECTING BETTER overturns standard recommendations for alcohol, caffeine, sushi, bed rest and induction, while putting in context the blanket guidelines for fetal testing, weight gain, risks of pregnancy over the age of 35, and nausea, among others. Oster offers the real-world advice one would never get at the doctor's office. Knowing that the health of your baby is paramount, readers can know more and worry less. Having the numbers is a tremendous relief - and so is the occasional glass of wine.

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