Tuesday, January 31

How Having Children Modifies Women’s Brains

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A pregnant Asian woman reading a book

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We all know that a woman’s body goes through many physical changes during pregnancy and after giving birth. But what is not so well known is that having a child also modifies the structure of the brain.

It has even been discovered that those who are mothers or fathers without gestation develop changes in their brains as a result of taking care of their children.

This is what an investigation by the BBC science journalist Melissa Hogenboom has revealed, who interviewed a group of experts who are dedicated to studying how having children affects the brain.

“The drastic changes that occur in hormone levels during pregnancy influence a woman’s brain, preparing her for motherhood,” explains Pilyoung Kim, professor of psychology at the University of Denver, in the United States.


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