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Cognitive Impairment During Pregnancy: Myth or Reality?

Pregnant women experience grey matter volume reductions in brain regions closely tied to the processing of social information, 
such as decoding infant facial expressions and promoting healthy bonding between mother and baby. Credit: CareyHope/iStockphoto

Pregnant women experience grey matter volume reductions in brain regions closely tied to the processing of social information, such as decoding infant facial expressions and promoting healthy bonding between mother and baby. Credit: CareyHope/iStockphoto

By Sasha Davies

While reports of cognitive decline throughout pregnancy are widespread, evidence has been inconclusive. Until now.

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