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Pregnancy

Over the past decade, revolutionary discoveries in neuroscience and developmental psychology have shattered long-held misconceptions about fetal development.

Please be sure to also read the article on circumcision (in the First Year section). The decision whether or not to circumcise is best made before the birth of your child.



Myth: The Fetus Has Little Sensory Perception
Myth: Diet Is the Primary Factor in Fostering Fetal Wellbeing
Myth: The Fetus' Brain and Personality Development Are Independent of their Womb Experience
Myth: Prenatal Stimulation Enhances Development
Myth: Little Can Be Done to Enhance Fetal Wellbeing in Utero
Myth: Maternal Depression Does not Affect Fetal Wellbeing
Myth: Evolution Is Directed by Survival of the Fittest
Myth: Pregnancy and Birth Are Best Managed by an Obstetrician
Myth: A Pregnant Woman's Attention Should Focus Primarily on the Care of Her Physical Body
Myth: Our Own Childhood Experience Has Little to Do with Our Ability to Parent Well
Myth: Little Preparation Is Necessary for the Postpartum Period

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