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Memory lapse in pregnancy a myth

3rd February 2010

A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that expectant mums need to stop blaming their bump for memory lapses.

Experts striving to dispel the "baby brain" myth say that neither pregnancy nor motherhood affect a woman’s brain and that pregnant women are being misled by a fallacy. Researchers based on their study of 1,241 women both before and after having babies. The Royal College of Midwives welcomed research that laid to rest the notion of pregnant women and the 'baby brain' myth.


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Article Information

Title: Memory lapse in pregnancy a myth
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13963
Date Added: 3rd Feb 2010


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