“Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?” by Jena Pincott

For more than one reason, I was overcome with excitement when I saw the title of Jena Pincott’s latest book, Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy.

This book was written for me. And if you love little known facts and interesting information about everything from how what we eat influences our child’s gender to the effect Mozart has on the baby, this book is for you, too.

There are so many factoids I’ve spouted off over the years¬† from things I’ve read in books and magazines and conversations I’ve had with doctors and midwives. Little gems such as, “it’s been proven if you eat chocolate while you’re pregnant, you will have a child with a sweeter disposition” and, “studies show that if you consume breakfast with a higher fat content you’re more likely to have a boy.”

I’ve read the studies and love to relay the facts, but I never knew the “why” of many of these tidbits.

Pincott compiles the information and fleshes them out in great detail. She explains the “surprising science” with humor and wit as she weaves in her personal pregnancy story.

In this book some of questions answered are:

  • Why are our pregnant dreams more vivid?
  • Is a little tipple really so terrible?
  • How are all sons are mama’s boys?
  • Will exercise strengthen baby’s mind?
  • What happens in the golden hour after birth?
  • Do we really forget the pain?
  • Are breast-fed babies really brainier?

and of course:

  • Do chocolate lover’s have sweeter babies?

I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed reading a pregnancy book as much as I enjoyed this one.





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