Pregnancy Triggers Long-Time Changes in Woman’s Brain Structure

A new study conducted by the researchers from Spain reveals that pregnancy triggers changes in woman’s brain structure to make her able to care for her child.woman's brain structure

The study was based on the brain scans. The scientists found that the volume of grey matter in certain regions of the brain decreased in pregnant women. This change was found to last for at least two years.

Elseline Hoekzema, a co-author of the research from Leiden University, says: “These changes were remarkably consistent. So consistent that a computer algorithm could automatically identify which of the women in our sample had been pregnant between the sessions and which had not.”

More information about the research is here.

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