We deserve facts to be able to make empowered decisions about our bodies and our babies. Unfortunately, unsolicited advice, information overwhelm and conflicting and arbitrary “rules” abound during pregnancy. Emily Oster, an economist, helps us wade through the noise with this article and her book, Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know, which we highly recommend!
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“The baby is the candy, the mom is the wrapper. And once the candy is out of the wrapper, the wrapper is cast aside.” The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued an opinion urging doctors to help patients develop a postpartum care plan while still pregnant, including a team of family and friends to provide social and other support. Your MotherNation is here for you.Read More