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As a former academic (I mean, do I consider myself one because I attended grad school but then never got a job in it beyond assistantships? idk), I find Oster's books reassuring for pregnancy/parental anxiety in terms of, "here's what the literature does/doesn't say and what quality level is this research anyway", though the conclusion she reaches is usually, "but also, do what feels right for your family"

Some overlap with [b:Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong - and What You Really Need to Know|16158576|Expecting Better Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong - and What You Really Need to Know|Emily Oster|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1363559083l/16158576._SY75_.jpg|21998992] unsurprisingly, but goes into a wide array of parental concerns from language acquisition to toilet training, and then postpartum concerns for the birthing parent and the relationship changes between new parents.

I'll check out [b:The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years|55997402|The Family Firm A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years|Emily Oster|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1606112889l/55997402._SY75_.jpg|87227302] later when it's closer to time.
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Daumari | 12 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
I forgot to add this from my stealth reading, whoops (it popped as a Book You May Be interested In and I thought huh, pretty sure I reviewed it... I have not).

This was the first book I read in the pregnancy last spring, and it really helped set my frame of reference for the deluge of solicited & unsolicited information and advice headed my way. I really appreciated Oster's approach of looking not just at studies, but the quality of those studies: context matters, and if the correlation of alcohol and birth defects also coincides with cocaine usage, is that really informative? In general, I liked this more than some of the other "gal pal" type of books re: pregnancy.

Do take Oster's recommendations with a grain of salt as she's an economist by training and is essentially doing a bunch of metaanalyses and lit reviews in this book, which can be useful but context is key. She does acknowledge the choices she personally made weren't necessarily the right ones for expecting friends, and generally takes a "do what works for you" attitude.... which is why it's a little weird she became the leading voice for reopening schools during the pandemic (c'mon Oster, correlation isn't causation). I've already bought a used copy of [b:Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool|40121328|Cribsheet A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool|Emily Oster|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1534142751l/40121328._SY75_.jpg|62221619] and will probably read [b:The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years|55997402|The Family Firm A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years|Emily Oster|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1606112889l/55997402._SY75_.jpg|87227302] later, but hesitant to subscribe to her substack, if that makes sense.
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Daumari | 18 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
Good, but less impactful than Expecting Better - maybe because the overall quality is the data is worse after birth.
 
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mmparker | 12 andre anmeldelser | Oct 24, 2023 |
Pretty similar to Expecting Better, however slightly different topics covered. Oster continues to do a great job of giving readers the data, interpreting it the best way she can, and letting the reader make a judgement call armed with the information.
 
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Andjhostet | 12 andre anmeldelser | Jul 4, 2023 |

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