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  • Title: Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives
  • Author: Annie Murphy Paul
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  • Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives By Annie Murphy Paul What makes us the w ay w e are Some say it s the genes we inherit at conception Others are sure it s the environment we experience in childhood But could it be that many of our individual characteristics our health, our intelligence, our temperaments are influenced by the conditions we encountered before birth That s the claim of an exciting and provocative field knWhat makes us the way we are Some say it s the genes we inherit at conception Others are sure it s the environment we experience in childhood But could it be that many of our individual characteristics our health, our intelligence, our temperaments are influenced by the conditions we encountered before birth That s the claim of an exciting and provocative field known as fetal origins Over the past twenty years, scientists have been developing a radically new understanding of our very earliest experiences and how they exert lasting effects on us from infancy well into adulthood Their research offers a bold new view of pregnancy as a crucial staging ground for our health, ability, and well being throughout life.Author and journalist Annie Murphy Paul ventures into the laboratories of fetal researchers, interviews experts from around the world, and delves into the rich history of ideas about how we re shaped before birth She discovers dramatic stories how individuals gestated during the Nazi siege of Holland in World War II are still feeling its consequences decades later how pregnant women who experienced the 9 11 attacks passed their trauma on to their offspring in the womb how a lab accident led to the discovery of a common household chemical that can harm the developing fetus how the study of a century old flu pandemic reveals the high personal and societal costs of poor prenatal experience Origins also brings to light astonishing scientific findings how a single exposure to an environmental toxin may produce damage that is passed on to multiple generations how conditions as varied as diabetes, heart disease, and mental illness may get their start in utero why the womb is medicine s latest target for the promotion of lifelong health, from preventing cancer to reducing obesity The fetus is not an inert being, but an active and dynamic creature, responding and adapting as it readies itself for life in the particular world it will enter The pregnant woman is not merely a source of potential harm to her fetus, as she is so often reminded, but a source of influence on her future child that is far powerful and positive than we ever knew And pregnancy is not a nine month wait for the big event of birth, but a momentous period unto itself, a cradle of individual strength and wellness and a crucible of public health and social equality.With the intimacy of a personal memoir and the sweep of a scientific revolution, Origins presents a stunning new vision of our beginnings that will change the way you think about yourself, your children, and human nature itself.
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    Commentaires:

    Elizabeth
    The information in this book was pretty fascinating I picked it up after listening to this story by the author on NPR a few weeks ago Although I think the book could have been much better organized and edited to avoid excruciating repetitiveness Dutch Hunger Winter I m looking at you , I enjoyed it overall The book details the emerging scientific research showing that the fetal period can be a powerful source of influence over who we are as people focusing in particular on the mother s nutrition [...]

    Stephanie
    A book written for the masses that attempts to distill some interesting research It has a catchy one word title in the vein of Bonk and an Upper West Side Manhattanite s perspective on her own life and pregnancy mixed in with the reporting bits a la Michael Pollan So the research is interesting, though I ve seen most of it already in the science and medical news, and I find the pop science way of describing studies distracting, since there is never quite enough information there for me to gauge [...]

    Angela
    In Origins, Paul attempts to explain how intrauterine influences dietary, emotional, hormonal, epigenetic, etc affect the futures of the people fetuses become It s an interesting premise, hinted fascinatingly at in one of my favorite environmental books, Theo Colburn s Our Stolen Future While the research has certainly progressed in the ten years since, Paul s book still feels a bit light The book is nominally structured into nine month based chapters, but these aren t used to discuss some of th [...]

    Laura
    For the most part, I found this one riveting and strangely empowering It s the total opposite of the evil What to Expect empire Paul writes for smart readers, and explores ways women can potentially positively influence the adulthood of their child while it s in utero I appreciated reading, Eat sardines and chocolate, to maybe make your baby smarter and smile rather than DON T eat huge list of stuff or else your baby will be deformed Positive suggestions and ideas always work better than threat [...]

    Ciara
    a really interesting engaging in my opinion book about fetal origins that is to say, how the prenatal environment affects a person after s he is borne author was pregnant while writing the book, so it is split into nine chapters, each of which represents one month of gestation, from conception to birth the chapter breaks don t really have anything to do with anything chapter five didn t really have anything to do specifically with the prenatal environment in month five of human gestation or anyt [...]

    Lightreads
    You know, it is hard to find relevant books when you are really interested in gestation but not at all interested in babies I frequently find myself in conversations these days with one of my compatriots in Project Make a Baby Like a Boss that go something like, blah something something childhood development blah, what do you think And I go, not my department hey, have you read that cool stuff about omega 3 intake in the first trimester correlated with better labor outcomes This one is pretty cl [...]

    Dora
    I thought there was interesting information in this book a lot of cutting edge research being done in this field, and I liked learning about the various effects of the mother s lived experience on a fetus Unfortunately, the tone was absolutely unbearable First of all, I appreciate that the author gave a nod to how there is a terible cultural policing of women s bodies during pregnancy these days, and how much that bothers her Then she tries to explain that her book is different She s going to sp [...]

    Kelly (TheWellReadRedhead)
    As is typical of my current pregnant state, I was hot and cold with this book It s introduced in such a way that it makes you believe you WON T be reading a diatribe about all the terrible things that you could do during pregnancy to ruin your child This seems to be accurate at first, but honestly, by the end of the book I just felt overwhelmed with all the potential disasters I could be inflicting upon this fetus I know that Paul occasionally reiterates the fact that fetal origins research does [...]

    Asha Tenbroeke
    It is always nice if an accomplished science writer takes on a subject that hasn t really been covered extensively before Fortunately for us, that is exactly what Annie Murphy Paul does in Origins She covers the subject of outside influences on the development of the growing foetus with ease, and even takes it one step further when she links the scientific research she encounters with her own experiences during her second pregnancy Paul is pregnant while researching and writing the book This giv [...]

    Peggy
    I enjoyed this book, but I wouldn t necessarily recommend it to all parents to be I think you have to set expectations with this book first It s rich with information and research about the 9 month development process, but it s not a step by step guide of what to do and not to do In addition, I think you have to realize that it s developing research, not dogma I loved it as a reservoir of new research that shines light on how the 9 month incubation period affects the next 80 years if we re so lu [...]

    Anna Edwards
    I read this book for my job and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the information and writing This is not a book that I would have picked up on my own This book was written by Annie Murphy Paul as a way to understand the impact of nine months we spend in utero and to understand her own pregnancy The book discusses the impact of fetal and maternal experience on the future health of a child.This book also had one of the most nuanced discussions of abortion that I have seen in years Rather [...]

    Carolina
    If women skip breakfast, they are likely to get pregnant with a girl Morning sickness has been said to be a psychological response of secretly rejecting your baby This book is interesting, but most points are theoretical only I doubt the intrauterine environment is really influential than epigenetics So if a mother is depressed during pregnancy, are her hormones REALLY going to make the fetus likely to develop depression later in life, or is the mother just passing on her depression genes And [...]

    April Helms
    This is a fascinating and occassionally disturbing read for those interested in childhood development and epigenetics The author parallels her own thoughts and experiences with her second pregnancy with the growing bodies of evidence that are showing the incredible impact of the environment, nutrition and other factors on the unborn child effects that can be felt and documented even decades later Two examples that struck me One was a study of children and adults who were in utero during the 1944 [...]

    Sarah
    This book is full of fascinating facts based on research into fetal origins Some things I found especially interesting include According to some researchers, about one third of gay men are gay because their mothers had sons before them The researchers hypothesize that this is because the mother s immune system manufactures antibodies directed at proteins secreted by male fetuses When she becomes pregnant with another son, these antibodies allegedly affect the baby s developing brain in a way th [...]

    Ericka Clouther
    An interesting, well researched book on how the influences on the fetus during pregnancy affect the child throughout its life The book has a good organization and numerous scientific studies to back up the claims Unfortunately, it s also gimmicky and tries to provide pregnant mothers with empty assurances that ring hollow relative to the actual studies One thing I intensely disliked about this book was the chapter titles One Month Nine Months actually provides no information about what the chapt [...]

    Kat
    I sought this book out after reading the chapter in YOU Having a Baby about fetal programming and epigenetics, which I find fascinating, especially now as I do preliminary research before preparing to get pregnant The author compiles various studies that you may have heard about before in other books or documentaries, such as the biological effects of famines and trauma on future generations, the links between environmental toxins and various developmental disorders, how maternal bonds are forge [...]

    Paul Signorelli
    Those of us fascinated by learning and how we are affected by the places where learning occurs find ourselves exploring a wonderfully unexpected learning space in Annie Murphy Paul s Origins How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives the womb It is Paul s contention, throughout this well researched and thought provoking book, that we haven t given nearly enough attention to all we learn and acquire in those critical nine months before we enter the world Origins is a great first [...]

    Jill
    Well, this book certains give a pregnant woman a lot to contemplate First my pet peev Why does every part memoir, part nonfiction writer live in New York Also, is there a new category for this type of contrived non fiction memoir It isn t exactly memoir since the authors know going in that they will be relating their interesting factoids to their personal experience Anyway, Annie Murphy Paul cites plenty of interesting studies and references to allow the book to stand on its own without the need [...]

    Erin
    I really wanted to like this book, and in fact, I was looking forward to reading it I had heard of the author from her Tiger Mother article in Time magazine on 1 31, so when I learned about her subject expertise fetal origins , I thought it would be a perfect pregnancy reading for me I guess I just had really high expectations and hopes.The book, itself, is a pretty quick read She weaves into her research tales and anecdotes of her own pregnancy 2 , which makes it a bit human Otherwise, the boo [...]

    Alison
    This was a good compilation of current research into prenatal experience and how those might affect the grown adults It s by a NY Times science writer who also happened to be pregnant at the time so some of her personal story was woven in to the narrative Here are the things I disliked The table of contents was so vague one month, two months, as to be completely useless The subjects in each month had nothing to do with whether it was one month or seven and there was no way to even guess what eac [...]

    Megan
    If you have been pregnant recently, a fair amount of the information in this book will not be completely new a lot of this is what appears in the average book that you would pick up to read while preparing for pregnancy Some of the recent epigenetics is outside of the kind of content that those when you re expecting books cover That being said, many of the examples that Paul covered are examples that I had read about in the news Paul weaves the scientific information in with information about h [...]

    Lily
    Lauren this book was written by the author of the article you posted on how our brains operate on fiction I like her so much At one point in the book, she rereads Brave New World and relates it to how society currently sets the stage for social inequity starting with prenatal care Very interesting Also, although there is burgeoning interest in how fetal life predisposes individuals to physical, emotional, and psychiatric wellness illness and the book is basically a summation of recent studies su [...]

    Sara
    The positive This book starts out with the idea that pregnant women get blamed for literally everything that ends up being wrong with their children, and that this state of affairs is both unfair and unrealistic Which is great The writing is generally good in that pop science confessional way, and this was a quick and easy read Don t worry, the last thirty pages or so of the page count are the notes and bibliography the book proper is right around 200 pages.The negative Unfortunately, after this [...]

    Lynn
    This book was great for me personally b c I am a nerd and I liked the listings of findings from scientific studies, but the book was poorly organized and not particularly well written I also appreciated the seemingly unintentional irony that the author describes her scheduled c section birth at the end of the book where she admittedly feels uninvolved After writing an entire book about how the fetus experience during pregnancy influences the rest of its life and in light of reputable research ab [...]

    Julie
    This was a very interesting account of the science surrounding how the nine months before birth impact an individual s life The author was pregnant at the time that she wrote it, so she incorporates science with her own thoughts and musings, which makes it a little interesting It s definitely in the vein of a Malcolm Gladwell book than a serious work of science, since she incorporates history, science, psychology, and social commentary, but that makes it a little readable.The book s hypothesi [...]

    Erica
    Fabulously well written engaging but extremely well researched I read this because it sounded fascinating, but also with an environmental historian s perspective This book should be shelved right up there with Having Faith as being essential reading on the environment of the womb, and the effects of toxins and other factors on humans in utero.My one small critique of the book was the chapter titles They re only labeled One Month, Two Months, etc, and while Paul roughly traces her own pregnancy t [...]

    Karen
    This is just about equal parts fascinating, guilt inducing and annoying Fascinating because there really are lots of tidbits I didn t know about For example, pregnant mice fed junk food produce baby mice who are way likely to prefer junk food over rat chow and eat way calories And most of the crack babies from the 80s are doing just fine seems it is much worse to have an alcoholic mother than a crack addicted one Guilt inducing because I didn t know some of this stuff when I was pregnant with [...]

    Kristin
    An interesting overview of the emerging study of the fetal origins of adult conditions, written while the author was pregnant When my neighbor described the book to me, I wrote it off as post feminist prescriptive suggestions for women, but I was mostly wrong Also included some minor references to epigenetics, a field I had just heard of and want to learn about It s the study of how and why certain genes are activated or deactivated I was disappointed in the last chapter, in which the author d [...]

    Alex Templeton
    Using her own second pregnancy as an outline, Paul writes about the science of what she deems fetal origins the science of how conditions inside the womb can affect a fetus long after it is born This included the ideas that stress during pregnancy can affect the later child s response to stressful situations, that lack of a nutritious diet can lead to obesity, as the fetus learns to hold onto calories etc This is part of a science called epigenetics how gene expression is influenced by environme [...]

    Kristen
    Interesting accessible science read Perhaps a few too many personal touches by the author who was pregnant while she was researching the book , but overall a good mix of science and anecdote There isn t a clear organization to the book, almost as if it was just written in the order that she researched it But as it tries to prove the genre of fetal origins as a whole, it does a good job She really delves into many different scientists work, and I was impressed by the depth and breadth of her rese [...]

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