Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pregnancy makes your brain shrink

London Study: May take six months to return to normal
The brains of pregnant women appear to shrink during late pregnancy, according to research which offers an explanation for cognitive problems some women complain of before and after giving birth. The doctors at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London found that it can take up to six months for the women's brains to regain their full size.

Anita Holdcroft, the anaesthetist in charge of the study, said poor concentration, lack of co-ordination, and memory problems in late pregnancy may be linked to the changes in brain size she and her colleagues observed. . . .

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1 comment:

Vinny C said...

Funny... when I consider the thought of being responsible for an unintended pregnancy, something of mine shrinks as well.