SHARPER BRAIN POWER

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Bump Benefits -

Fuzzy-headed? For­get­ful? Not so much! In fact, you may ex­pe­ri­ence a boost of grey mat­ter dur­ing preg­nancy. Ac­cord­ing to re­search, learn­ing and mem­ory skills may im­prove as a re­sult of hor­monal changes which stim­u­late the growth of neu­rons, and it’s thought the emo­tional ef­fects of preg­nancy can also en­hance brain health. “Although re­search on pos­i­tive changes to cog­ni­tive health is still lim­ited, it may be that im­pend­ing par­ent­hood stim­u­lates brain ac­tiv­ity to make moth­ers more fo­cused,” says Pradnya.

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