Fingers and toes are no longer webbed. Your baby is growing bigger both in size and in maturity. These prenatal care visits are very important for your baby and yourself. You might notice that symptoms like nausea and fatigue are going away. This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. It’s common for women to have shortness of breath or to breathe faster. The majority of mothers start feeling tired again.
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The study, published in Nature Neuroscience on Monday, found pregnancy actually alters the mind of mothers , typically for at least two years after pregnancy. Changes include the decrease of gray matter in the brain, primarily located in regions involved in social processes, which indicates that the brain changes are meant to help women with the transition into motherhood by making them more easily attached to their children, according to the studys authors. The regions of GM change affected by pregnancy are known to play a role in social cognition, and a visual inspection of the observed GM volume changes suggested a strong similarity to the theory-of-mind network, the study states. The theory-of-mind network refers to social skills, including the ability to infer peoples thoughts and feelings. That part of the brain also responded strongly during testing that involved showing mothers pictures of their own babies versus pictures of other babies. The study took 25 women who wanted to become pregnant for the first time and used an MRI scan on their brains both before and after they were pregnant. It compared those results to 20 women who had never been pregnant, 19 first-time fathers and 17 men without any children. The changes were so consistent in first-time mothers that an algorithm could correctly classify brains as recently pregnant or not without fail. There were no differences between women who became pregnant by natural conception and those who underwent fertility treatments. During pregnancy, the brain of new mothers undergoes a further maturation or specialization in the parts of the brain related to social skills and empathy, the authors concluded.
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