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Pregnancy improves women’s memory?

Winnipeg: When they lose their keys or forget their phone, it is easy to blame it on ‘baby brain’. But mothers-to-be may have to find another excuse for such absent-mindedness.
24 Aug 2015 12:30
Pregnancy improves women’s memory?
Researchers from the University of Western Ontario in Canada say that far from turning the brain into mush, pregnancy may super-charge the brain’s grey matter, to help prepare them for the challenges of motherhood. Photo: Alamy

Winnipeg: When they lose their keys or forget their phone, it is easy to blame it on ‘baby brain’.

But mothers-to-be may have to find another excuse for such absent-mindedness.

Scientists say that far from making women more forgetful, pregnancy may actually make them brainier.

A study found pregnant women do just as well on memory tests as other women – and in many cases, they actually do better.

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