Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? by Jena Pincott
The Surprising Science of Pregnancy

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Brain Candy for expectant parents!

Pregnancy is an adventure.

Lots of books tell you the basics—“the baby is the size of [insert fruit here].” But pregnant science writer Jena Pincott began to wonder just how a baby might tinker with her body—and vice versa—and chased down answers to the questions she wouldn’t ask her doctor, such as:

• Does stress sharpen your baby’s mind—or dull it?

• Can you predict your baby’s temperament?

• Why are babies born in the darker months of the year more likely to grow up to be novelty-loving risk takers?

• Are bossy, dominant women more likely to have boys?

• How can the cells left behind by your baby affect you years later?

This is a different kind of pregnancy book—thoughtful, fun, and filled with information you won’t find anywhere else.

About Jena Pincott

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Jena Pincott has a background in biology and was a production assistant on science documentaries for PBS. She is a former senior editor at Random House, and is the author of "Success: Advice for Achieving Your Goals from Remarkably Accomplished People" and "Healing: Advice for Recovering Your Strength and Spirit from the World's Most Famous Survivors". Jena lives in New York City and plays the clarinet. She travels as much as she possibly can, usually with her husband, Peter, and writes science fiction under a pen name. Jena's previous book, " Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?", is about the science of love and attraction. The book received a "starred review" in "Publishers Weekly" and generated widespread media attention, including appearances by the author on ABC's "Good Morning America, Fox News, " CBS' "The Early Show, ""NPR, " and coverage in "Glamour", "Redbook", "Newsweek", the "New York Post", the "New York Daily News", the "Washington Post", and the "Associated Press.""
Published October 11, 2011 by Free Press. 290 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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She explores topics such as how a woman’s activities might influence her unborn baby's personality, how pregnancy and motherhood can change the behavior of mothers and fathers, what factors might influence a baby’s gender and why the first hour after a baby’s birth means so much for mother-newbor...

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She delves into how dads react to pregnancy (many put on weight) and makes the remarkable observation that what grandma ate when pregnant way back when may influence the baby's future health ("I'm eating for two generations," she quips).

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Library Journal

Instead, she presents a concise, research-driven picture of what makes a good foster parent and identifies the skill sets necessary for foster parents to develop.

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Red Room

Not shocking, Pincott points out, since kin “may have been more helpful than mates when it came to supporting a woman during pregnancy, giving birth, and raising a baby.’’ A very interesting theory, and one that holds true in mice, but it’s still speculation as far as human beings go.

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