Weird Science! Parenting Stories that are Backed by Baffling Science

By Inhabitots

As the saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction -- and some of the parenting stories we've come across that are backed by scientific research have been baffling to say the least. Here's a case of weird science that's also very poignant: scientists found children's cells living in mother's brains -- showing that the physical mother/baby bond may extend far beyond pregnancy . Everyone always focuses on what moms eat during pregnancy... but a new study suggests you are what your FATHER eats. Additionally, a mom's PRE-pregnancy diet can alter her baby's DNA before the child is even conceived ! Some good news for older moms: research suggests that giving birth after age 33 may increase a mother's life expectancy . Not so good news about age... the risk of autism and schizophrenia rises with a father's age . Ever wondered why babies want to cry and breastfeed all night long ? A scientist suggests they do so to prevent having siblings ! And you'll never guess what's possibly coming to a store near you: the newest wave of diapers, made from jellyfish!