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Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy Paperback – Bargain Price, October 11, 2011
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What a charm!...Enjoyable, insightful, and fascinating...This winning title deserves some talking up. -- Library Journal (starred review)
Pincott writes with humor and vibrancy, bringing science to life. -- Publishers Weekly
“Do Chocolate Lovers have Sweeter Babies is utterly fascinating … and a great read.”
—Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“Having delivered many babies in Africa and raised one of my own, I was thrilled to find plenty of old-fashioned common sense suffusing Pincott’s survey of cutting-edge research. Casual, but never careless, her light style is a fine complement to her balanced, informed scholarship. Covering everything from martinis to Mozart, Pincott’s book is full of useful thinking that will inform and comfort expectant mothers (and fathers) everywhere.”
—Cacilda JethÁ, M.D., co-author (with Christopher Ryan) of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
"In Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?, Jena Pincott takes us on a fascinating tour through the science of pregnancy. She answers questions, shares stories, and passes on insights gleaned from her exhaustive research. Reading it is like having a friend—an extraordinarily wise, funny, and well-informed friend—walk you through the nine months before birth. Pincott tells you everything you wanted to know about pregnancy but were afraid to ask."
—Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives
"Delightful! This book is destined to become everywoman's --and man's --secret guide to pregnancy. A must read.
Louann Brizendine, M.D. neuropsychiatrist author of "The Female Brain" and "The Male Brain"
From the Author
Drawing on studies in evolutionary psychology, biology, social science, neuroscience, reproductive genetics, endocrinology, and epigenetics, the influence of environment on the behavior of genes, Pincott explores questions such as:
* Why are your dreams more vivid?
* Why do skinny chicks have more daughters?
* Is the fetus tinkering with your brain?
* What does the baby's birth season predict about her personality?
* What do fetuses learn when they eavesdrop?
* Do boys really give you basketball bumps?
* Do fidgety fetuses become feisty babies?
* Where does maternal instinct come from?
* Does your stress sharpen your baby's mind -- or dull it?
* Can men breastfeed?
* Do mommies have better brains?
* How could Grandma's diet affect your child?
And could eating chocolate really make your baby sweeter?
More About the Author
Jena has a background in biology. Formerly a senior editor at Random House, she blogs at Psychology Today and Huffington Post. She also writes science fiction.
Jena lives in New York City with her husband, Peter, and two young daughters.
Read her blog at www.jenapincott.com
Top Customer Reviews
Update: I've given this book to 3 pregnant friends now. One posted a public thank you to me on Facebook last night: "Thank you so much for recommending this book! I'm not even done with it yet and I love it!" and another texted me at 1am. "I can't put this book down. You are the best!".
I AM OFFICIALLY THE COOLEST FRIEND EVER. ;-)
I also think that parenting magazines should consider serializing this book. Re-printing one question per issue would be fun and interesting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the most interesting books on pregnancy I've read! Pincott is a fantastic author who is able to take dense scientific information and make it easy for anyone to understand. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Brooke Meyer
I've bought this book for every new set of parents that I know. Fun, entertaining, but grounded in publications this is an informative and somewhat eye opening read about how so... Read morePublished 3 months ago by TacticalChunder
This book is so interesting, but not your typical pregnancy/baby book. I definitely recommend it for those of us who are interested in the science side of things like how what we... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Julie A. Little
I want to read it again even though my baby is now almost a year old. Geeky science stuff made very readable and entertaining.Published 4 months ago by Lisa Chambers
I really enjoyed the book. Well-written, entertaining while explaining the research clearly and in good detail. Well referenced. Useful / applicable info.Published 5 months ago by heidi
One of the best pregnancy books. Very fun for science-minded moms and dads. Jena did some great research for this book. The only pregnancy book I actually read! Highly recommended!Published 5 months ago by AB
If you are a slightly nerdy or curious person, you will love this book. Is a Father to Be, I found it fascinating, and liked that my wife enjoyed it as well. Makes a great gift! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Chris F. Paternite
What a fun pregnancy book! I had reviewed the Mayo Clinic book and stated that it was the only prenatal book one would need in preparation for baby. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Blades