Changes occur in the brain of pregnant women as a result of the new hormone levels and biological adaptation to them. According to an article published in Nature Neuroscience (see HERE), which essentially translates into a reduction in the volume of grey matter. This appears to direct the mother to improve her relationship with her baby (pregnant woman-unborn communication), and may be the anatomical substrate of the so-called “maternal bond”.

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These findings were obtained by comparing magnetic resonance images in 23 pregnant women before and after the birth, and with a control group of 20 women who had never given birth. The most surprising finding was that it seems that the changes appear when the woman becomes aware of the existence of her child. Undoubtedly, this fact supports —even more if that is at all possible — the important dialogue established between mother and child since fertilisation (see HERE our special report).

*See more about pregnant woman-unborn communication HERE

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