Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are not yet pregnant click here to check out one of our other pregnancy communities.
    Expecting Better, Emily Oster
    avatar
    mybodymyself posted:
    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/pregnant-and-disputing-the-doctor/?smid=pl-share

    Heres another article (Pregnant, and Disputing the Doctor: After having a child, Emily Oster wrote "Expecting Better," a book that challenges the conventional wisdom on pregnancy) that I have found awhile back. I mean the day it came it out. I'm currently in the midst of reading this particular book. Its not like what the reviewer thinks it is. Well, at least not in the intro and 1st part of it, but the rest of it. But at the same time I have found that it was lacking certain areas. Like beyond basic conception, elective c-sections, freestanding birth centers, parenting, and maybe others. In which I highly the other book that I'm in the midst of reading Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us, Christine Gross-Loh. Again, this is like a book that I have read earlier this summer, The Business of Baby: What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line, Jennifer Margulis. At the same time have mentioned as well. In which both of these books and their authors like another book that I have read Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity, Emily Matchar. Have also mentioned this book.

    Think thats it for now.

    Thank you, again, in advance.

    Jessica A Bruno
    Reply
     
    avatar
    mybodymyself responded:
    Back with even more observations of the book and its author Ms Oster. I totally forgot mentioned about postpartum aka fourth trimester, not labor and delivery. At least as I know of from my previous learning and researching regarding all of this. Have found that I have a love and hate relationship with both the book and her. I for one really prefer both Jennifer Margulis, Sarah J Buckley, their books Business of Baby, Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering. Over her, Annie Murphy Paul, Randi Hutter Epstein, their books Origins, Get Me Out. At the same time heres some authors Jennifer Block, Tina Cassidy, Martha Brockenbrough, their books Pushed, Birth, It Could Happen to You!. In which I have a love and hate relationship with them and their books. This also applies all other mainstream authors and their books that are out there. I really prefer alternative ones more then anything else or at least mixed of both alternative and mainstream ones.

    Think thats it for now.

    Thank you, again, in advance.

    Jessica
     
    avatar
    mybodymyself responded:
    Hospitals allowing new moms drive themselves and their new babies/companions home

    Mean for the uncomplicated ones as opposed to more complicated ones. At the same time as anyone here heard/read/whatever else about this.

    This is the 1st time that I have read about something like this in a book that I recently read (Expecting Better, Emily Oster) in which Ms Oster was allowed to this. Whom had uncomplicated labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum with her 1st child (daughter's one). I for one would rather see these kind of moms give birth properly (at home/freestanding birth center with midwife/ives, maybe doula/s) as opposed to improperly (at hospital with doctor/s, nurse/s, tech/s, maybe other/s).


    Helpful Tips

    Do not forget: exercise is not optional.
    Exercising during your pregnancy will not only help you maintain a healthy weight, but you'll get loads of other benefits and have an ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 2 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.