“All I am I owe to my Mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” –George Washington
“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” –Abraham Lincoln
Turns out that both Washington and Lincoln were more right than they knew. Our two most celebrated presidents were referring to the effect their mothers had on them after birth, of course, but recent scientific discoveries have shed light on how important a baby’s first environment—the womb—truly is.