Most women admit that something happens to the brain during pregnancy – from failure to appointments with the doctor to forgetting your own telephone number. Scientists say it is probably due to lack of sleep and fatigue.
But how do pregnancy and childbirth affect their brains?
Watch the video and find out ⇓⇓⇓
In the video of “Discovery News” titled “Can the birth of a child permanently change your mind?” Lissette Padilla explains how mothers experience neurological changes early in pregnancy which continue during the postpartum period (after delivery)in motherhood..
In this research using MRI technology the experts found that mothers who were giving birth, had increased brain matter in some areas. In the parietal lobe,prefrontal cortex and some other areas. Yes the brain literally grew. That’s why the women after childbirth feel emotional regulation,survival instincts,hormone production. This is what it helps moms get up to 5 times at night,and to hear screaming baby without losing any luck with them.
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“The early postpartum period is associated with increased risk for affective and psychotic disorders. Because maternal dopaminergic reward system function is altered with perinatal status, dopaminergic system dysregulation may be an important mechanism of postpartum psychiatric disorders.”
The Real ‘Mommy Brain’: New Mothers Grew Bigger Brains Within Months of Giving Birth
“Motherhood may actually cause the brain to grow, not turn it into mush, as some have claimed. Exploratory research published by the American Psychological Association found that the brains of new mothers bulked up in areas linked to motivation and behavior, and that mothers who gushed the most about their babies showed the greatest growth in key parts of the mid-brain.”
Maternal Mentality http://www.scientificamerican.com/art…
Indeed, mothers distinguish themselves quite obviously in how they react to smells. Whereas virgin female rats find the odors of infants noisome, once they become pregnant those smells attract them. Human mothers also demonstrate these effects, as psychologist Alison Fleming of the University of Toronto Mississauga and her colleagues reported. They found that mothers are much more likely to rate their infants’ odors as pleasant, as compared with non-mothers.