Pregnancy fallacies: Economist checks out the data on those rules for expectant moms

To this data-cruncher, an associate professor in the University of Chicagos business school, those magical nine months became a question of correlation and causation. Her book Expecting Better, corrals all the research for other women to share, and in it she reports her 2-year-old daughter, Penelope, is healthy and happy. The book, from Penguin Press, is out this week. A conversation with Oster: AP: Have you written the Freakonomics of pregnancy? Oster: I think its right that it feels a little bit like Freakonomics because Steve (Levitt) and I are both economists, but the goal here was really to write down an approach that was right for me.
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Pregnancy and the Ever-Increasing Foot

You can wear them, but not for long periods of time, she says. Flip-flops, the opposite of heels, get a better response. I get asked all the time if flip-flops are bad for you. It depends on the flip-flops, says Dr. Naomi Shields, Advanced Orthopaedic Associates, Wichita, Kan. She recommends a version that has a rigid sole and built-in arch. If you prefer sandals, pick a style with straps that come as close to the ankle as possible to support your foot, and also includes arch support, Dr.
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New book debunks long-held beliefs about pregnancy

i think women who are kind of like watching every cookie, you know, don’t eat too many cookies, but don’t freak out too much. that’s the general message. use data to not freak out. >> just live in moderation. >> in moderation. everything in moderation. exactly.
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