How Pregnancy Makes You Smarter
While you may have experienced a few forgetful moments throughout your pregnancy, there is now evidence that shows that pregnancy can actually make you smarter.
A recent study performed at the University of Richmond and Randolph-Macon College in Virginia shows that pregnant women have increased memory retention and improved cognition.
And more significantly it appears that the added brainpower caused by pregnancy is permanent. In fact, parenting only seems to contribute to a womanís brain power, allowing her to become increasingly motivated and better able to multitask and prioritize
Men also appear to show increased mental performance. In particular, men seem to show an increased ability to empathize with others. This is believed to be the result of an increase in estrogen and prolactin that occurs in men just prior to labor and delivery.