Over the last week I’ve been asked a number of times about my thoughts on the latest big pregnancy article (and the subsequent online outrage over it) Taking Back Your Pregnancy by economist Emily Oster’s in the Wall Street Journal. Emily writes about approaching pregnancy and its “long list of rules” from a data-driven, analysis point of view. She tries to suss out what the real risks are from the long list of no’s, and makes her own “no” list (hers? Avoid Deli turkey and queso fresco). While much of the internet is blowing up with shock at her liberal take, I find it all a little underwhelming.
I’ve hinted in my last two posts that the first few months of pregnancy were tough. And I wasn’t going in blindly—I’ve seen thousands of women in their first trimesters in my classes, and know that it can be
I’m so thrilled (and to be honest, nervous too!) to share the big news that my husband Jon and I are expecting our first baby! I’ve trained so many women (over 10,000 at this point!) throughout their pregnancies but it