Pregnancy and COVID-19

In this last month we are hearing a lot about COVID-19 and how it causes a severe respiratory syndrome (that is why the virus’ name is SARS-COV-2). However, very little is said about what happen to pregnant women who are affected with the virus. Since I have a couple of friends who are pregnant andContinue reading “Pregnancy and COVID-19”

Hormones and pregnancy

Pregnancy is a period of time regulated in an extreme strict way by several hormones. I will talk about the 5+1 most important hormones typical of pregnancy. 1 – Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) It is produced by the placenta after implantation. It is the hormone detected by pregnancy tests. It seems to be the causeContinue reading “Hormones and pregnancy”

Mom’s brain

Pregnant women often have a feeling of forgetfulness, it is the so-called “mom’s brain”, or “baby’s brain”. Is it just an expression or is there any scientific truth behind it? The brain of pregnant women has always been an interested topic for scientists. In 2017 Hoeckzema and collaborators published on Nature the definitive paper aboutContinue reading “Mom’s brain”