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Having Faith by Sandra Steingraber
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This book was a struggle for me to get through. The author's environmental concerns regarding pregnancy are well conveyed and argued. Anyone who has ecological concerns will find solid backing for legislation in this area. However, all the detailed explanations in scientific jargon were frequently inaccessible for me. It's too bad because I think that knowing how pollutants and chemicals influence an embryo's development are important. She dispenses a lot of useful, but also frightening information. I think it would take a certain kind of reader to enjoy this book while pregnant.

If it weren't for the side stories about Illinois, living in Somerville, MA, and more personal accounts about pregnancy and chilbirth...I wouldn't have made it through this book. Those vignettes were my favorite parts.

If anyone wants a more critical, scientific account of pregnancy and ecology...read this book.

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