Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Pregnant woman risk health due to 'information overload'

May 9, 2016 Ten Eyewitness News

Emily Oster, associate professor of economics, comments on new findings suggesting that too many pregnancy guidelines are overwhelming many women and pushing them towards riskier behaviors. "People tell you not to do so many things, eventually you reach the point where you think 'Well, I ate some extra ice cream, so I might as well do everything else!'... This is of course wrong but the instinct is understandable,” Oster said. She recommends pregnant women don’t smoke, do pelvic floor exercises and choose a doctor or midwife they can trust.

Pregnant woman risk health due to 'information overload' (comments by Emily Oster) – Ten Eyewitness News