I just finished the book “Having Faith” by Sandra Steingraber. This book is a biography about Sandra Steingraber’s journey through pregnancy. She is an ecologist that researches how our environment plays a role in pregnancy.
I will start this review by saying that this book is not for everyone. If you hate science, or have a hard time understanding science, then you should probably look for a different book to read. This is the only reason I took a star away…because it would be a difficult book to get through for someone who doesn’t enjoy science. However, I love science and really enjoyed reading this book. Sandra does a great job of tying in her story with all the research that she’s done about pregnancy and motherhood.
Sandra Steingraber is a great author that keeps your attention throughout the whole book, even though it is a compilation of a ton of research that she has done. You can feel her passion for the subjects that she talks about and it fits seamlessly with her journey into motherhood.
When reading this book, prepare to feel shocked about the world of toxins we live in. Some toxins we can stay away from, while others are in the air we breathe. I was amazed at how certain toxins interact with a fetus and/or the breast milk of an early mother. This book makes me want to take a stand against the toxins in any way possible! I feel this book is a great read, not only for mothers, but for everyone. It is an eye opener to some of the truths of the world around us!
Age Level: Adults
Reading Level: Moderate
Pages: 341 pages; 287 pages without references & notes
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars