Writing Project: Part 1: Explain why maternal physiology during pregnancy might tend to reduce the delivery of glucose (and resources in general) to the fetus.
Part 2: Based on what you wrote in part 1), explain why first born children are often smaller at birth than the second or third child.
I will post the reading assignment for next tuesday separately. Check back on thursday.
These are Optional readings:
For additional reading about the effect of sperm on pre-ecclampsia: Male reproductive proteins and reproductive outcomes
Here is a reference on birth order and the size of the infant: Birth Order and Head Size
We talked about Prader-Willi syndrome in class. If you want to read more about that, in terms of evolution read:03PraderWilli