Why women suffer memory loss after pregnancy, Naked Scientist explains

Naked Scientist, Dr Chris Smith, explains why some women forget more often after their pregnancy.

This is phenomenon called baby brain.

Dr Chris Smith, Naked Scientist

When people get pregnant or have children they suffer from loss of memory, possible even a brain shrinkage afterwards.

Dr Chris Smith, Naked Scientist

There is evidence that brain remodels in a lady when she has had a baby, but there isn't evidence whatsoever that she performs psychologically any worse afterwards.

Dr Chris Smith, Naked Scientist

When people have had a baby, a number of changes happen in their lives. Sleep is often disturbed and they are often tired. Some people suffer from the condition called baby blues.

Dr Chris Smith, Naked Scientist

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