A first-of-its-kind study released Monday shows that pregnancy affects not only a woman’s body: It changes parts of her brain structure too. Specifically, it alters the size and structure of areas involved in perceiving the feelings and perspectives of others.
A first-of-its-kind study released Monday shows that pregnancy affects not only a woman’s body: It changes parts of her brain structure too. Specifically, it alters the size and structure of areas involved in perceiving the feelings and perspectives of others. File photo by Michael Zamora Corpus Christi Caller-Times via The Associated Press
A first-of-its-kind study released Monday shows that pregnancy affects not only a woman’s body: It changes parts of her brain structure too. Specifically, it alters the size and structure of areas involved in perceiving the feelings and perspectives of others. File photo by Michael Zamora Corpus Christi Caller-Times via The Associated Press

Pregnancy changes the brain in ways that may help mothering

December 19, 2016 11:10 PM