So just when we thought recent studies have verified that “pregnancy brain” and “mommy brain” are real things, new reports indicate otherwise.
A recent piece by New York Magazine‘s “Science of Us” blog cites scientists that surmise:
“[T]he idea that it’s a purely negative effect is a myth that’s in the process of being debunked. Any pregnancy-related impairments are likely a side effect of what ultimately is a maternal neuro-upgrade that boosts women’s ability to care for their vulnerable offspring. Many will welcome the demise of the baby-brain myth, because it’s a simplistic, one-sided concept that almost certainly encourages prejudice against women.”
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