Researcher Invalidates 'Pregnancy Brain'

RedTracker| Helen Christensen, PhD, a researcher at The Australian National University in Canberra says that the concept of ‘pregnancy brain’ is poppycock. “When focused on a task, women who are pregnant or new mothers do not have ‘cognitive deficits,’ and perform as well as their non-pregnant contemporaries,” Christensen reports in The British Journal of Psychiatry.

”Women may have memory lapses, and change their focus to children and upcoming birth,” Christensen told WebMD in an email interview. “This does not mean they have lost their capacities.” Read on Just How Real Is ‘Pregnancy Brain’? from Web MD.