What's Pregnancy Brain? Israeli Research Offers a Revolutionary New Explanation

The purpose of diminished cognitive abilities in the brain during pregnancy is to induce a meditative state during childbirth, an Israeli researcher says

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A pregnant woman with sticky notes on her belly.
The quality of memory function, especially the coding of new information, is diminished.'
Noa Limone
Noa Limone

During pregnancy one’s brain undergoes dramatic changes. The popular term for this is “pregnancy brain” and it refers to a phenomenon that women who’ve been through it are all too familiar with: From being a thinking, sentient person, you turn into a scatterbrained, forgetful individual who is easily confused and gets worked up over every bit of nonsense.

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