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Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?

Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?

The Surprising Science of Pregnancy

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.
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  • Free Press | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439183342 | 
  • October 2011
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About the Author

Jena Pincott
Photograph by Karen Hancock

Jena Pincott

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.

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