Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? (Paperback)

The Surprising Science of Pregnancy

By Jena Pincott

Free Press, 9781439183342, 267pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2011

List Price: 16.00*
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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.