At last, a fun, accessible book on pregnancy that goes beyond the how-to and explains the why—a bright piece of brain candy about the science behind genes, hormones, instincts, and other big-picture issues.
Did you know…
• Mothers unknowingly influence the gender of their children. Maternal stress levels, sexual promiscuity, temperament, and nutritional status are all factors.
• Expectant fathers often find themselves plump and puking—likely triggered by chemical signals in their pregnant partner’s sweat and saliva.
• An expectant mother’s brain shrinks, her skin darkens, and her senses sharpen. She may also become repulsed by her partner’s odor.
• The month of a baby’s birth can predict how tall she will be, how easily he will put on weight, how long she will live, whether he will be a morning bird or a night owl, and her scores on college entrance examinations.
Dissatisfied by what she could find about some of the odder mysteries surrounding conception and pregnancy, Jena Pincott, author of the acclaimed Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?, spent her own pregnancy writing a unique, surprising book for expectant parents. Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? goes beyond the hazards and health advice in most pregnancy books to delve into what really happens to a woman’s body—and baby—during what is surely one of life’s most interesting adventures.
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