#814: MM- What is “Pregnancy Brain”?

This is Judy Gaman, author of the award winning book Age to Perfection: How to Thrive to 100, Happy, Healthy, and Wise and this is your Stay Young Medical Minute. Each day I bring you one new tip that will help you stay young and vibrant. What in the world is “pregnancy brain?” A new study focused on changes to working memory during pregnancy do show a small effect on the brain, though other studies show no negative impacts whatsoever—especially in the long-term. There’s actually growing evidence that being pregnant makes women more organized and smarter. It makes sense, though, since pregnant women and new mothers have a lot more to worry about and think about — for their brains to keep up they may even be getting a boost. We want to empower you with as much health information as possible. Visit Stayyoungamerica.com for free pod casts of the Staying Young Radio Show with over a hundred different health topics or you can follow us on Twitter @StayYoungMedia.

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