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”

What happens to a woman when she is pregnant

Pregnancy is that period of time in which a new life develops inside a woman’s body. As all mothers know, pregnancy is characterized by A LOT of changes in our body, both anatomical and physiological. Here is a (partial) list of changes which women experience during pregnancy. Plasma volume. It increases of about 1.5 LContinue reading “What happens to a woman when she is pregnant”

We love each other more during the holidays

Births don’t happen uniformly throughout the year. Since several years, researchers are trying to understand if human reproduction cycle depends on biological factors, such as different the duration of the day, or cultural factors (holidays, for examples), or both factors together. In 2017 Wood and collaborators from Indiana University published a paper in which theyContinue reading “We love each other more during the holidays”