Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? (Ebook)

The Surprising Science of Pregnancy

Jena Pincott

'Pincott uses the latest medical understanding to answer once and for all some of the biggest mysteries and misconceptions of this extraordinary time' - DAILY MAIL

Have you ever wondered what foetuses actually learn when they eavesdrop? Why thinner women have more daughters? Or where the maternal instinct comes from?

Fun, entertaining and informative, Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? is a different type of pregnancy book. Instead of looking at the how-to it looks at the why, the QI of maternity books. Full of surprising facts that will intrigue expectant mums and dads, Jena Pincott writes about the quirky, under-the-radar side of pregnancy. Understand what is happening to a woman during pregnancy, physically and psychologically - the how and why of pregnancy science.

While pregnant, Jena Pincott found herself wondering how her baby's gestation might tinker with her body - and how her body was shaping the future development of her unborn child. She started to ask questions her doctors couldn't always answer, and uncovered unexpected answers in scientific journals. How does Grandma's diet affect her unborn grandchild? Does stress sharpen your baby's mind?

Drawing on her scientific background, Jena Pincott writes about the hidden science of pregnancy. Here is fascinating supplement to the typical maternity guide, delving into biology, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and epigenetics. Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? gives a deeper understanding of what is happening to both mother and baby during pregnancy.

'Really gives you an understanding about what s happening to you, both physically and psychologically' - PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

Publication date: 15/12/2012


ISBN: 9780285641198


Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Jena Pincott

Jena Pincott

Jena Pincott is a science writer and the author of eight books, including Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy and Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes: The Science of Love, Sex & Attraction. Her titles have received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly, and Library Journal and have been translated in 18 languages. A writer with a background in biology, she has contributed to Scientific American, Psychology Today, Nautilus, The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Brain World, among other publications. She has appeared on CBS The Early Show, Good Morning America, Big Think, Science Fantastic, and many other TV, radio, and podcast programs.
Jena writes about science and psychology topics that fly under the radar, from microbes in breast milk to the mysteries of working memory; from the biology of attraction, in humans and other species, to the psychology of the inner critic; from cutting-edge developments in medical technology to the scientist-activists who are transforming women's health and medicine. She has a soft spot for the quirky stuff.
Jena is also the founder of DeepThink Decks (, which publishes tools (card decks) to help kids have fun developing their critical thinking skills. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA with a dual concentration in media studies, and a M.A. from New York University with a focus on science in literature. She had been a senior editor at Random House and is a member of Science Writers of New York.
She lives in New York City with her husband and two STEM-loving daughters and writes science fiction whenever she gets a little free time.