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First Time Mothers’ Brains Altered by Pregnancy

by admin on 30th-December-2016

Riverside, CA

Among the major scientific breakthroughs of 2016, was a study that confirmed women’s brains experience a startling change during their first pregnancies. Those changes can last for up to two years. According to the study, gray matter in the mother’s brain, “shrinks in areas involved in processing and responding to social signals.” 

Experts speculate this could mean that the brains of first-time mothers are, “more efficiently wired in areas that allow them to respond to their infant’s needs or to detect threatening people in their environments, etc.

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