Raising a bright and happy child starts during pregnancy and early infancy, when small changes can have a big impact on brain development.
By taking advantage of this golden window of opportunity—when millions of new brain cells are formed every single day—you can help support your child’s IQ, language development, memory, attention span, and emotional regulation. Importantly, the same strategies that nurture these cognitive abilities can also help reduce the odds of autism and ADHD, conditions that now impact 1 in 10 children.
Brain Health from Birth is your guide to this new scientific frontier, explaining which key nutrients may be missing from your prenatal supplement, how to reduce the odds of preterm birth, what to look for in a formula, how to support your baby’s microbiome, and much more.
With contributions from leading obstetricians and pediatricians, science writer Rebecca Fett (author of the bestselling fertility book It Starts with the Egg) clearly explains all the latest research, so you can feel confident that you are making well-informed decisions to help your baby thrive.
What the experts are saying:
“A book that should be read by every obstetrician, pediatrician, or woman considering pregnancy. It provides current consolidated knowledge on how to achieve the optimal neurodevelopment of the child to be. I highly recommend this book to all interested in optimal pregnancy outcomes."
- Dr. Bruce W Hollis, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina.
"An engaging explanation of the latest research on infant neurodevelopment, covering important topics such as delayed cord clamping and the need to detect and treat anemia during pregnancy."
- Judith S Mercer, PhD, FACNM, Professor Emerita, University of Rhode Island, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University
"A well researched book that offers evidence-based advice for parents and doctors alike to navigate the complexities of optimizing infant brain health, with guidance on everything from reducing the risk of preterm birth to choosing the best formula and probiotics for newborns. The concise end of chapter summaries make it easy to implement meaningful changes."
- Adrienne L. Simone, MD, board certified OB-GYN and author of The New Rules of Pregnancy: What to Eat, Do, Think About, and Let Go Of While Your Body Is Making a Baby.
Cited Research and Studies!
My wife and I were relieved to finally read a book about pregnancy and birth which cited research studies thoroughly. Until now most other books we read we as an (engineer and dentist) questioned where certain recommendations and findings came from. This is the best pregnancy/birth book we’ve read so far. Highly recommend.