How Motherhood Changes the Brain

If you wonder what motherhood has to do with  cities, then think – well where did you come from and how happy were you with your childhood/family experience – many didn’t have one! I think understanding more of what makes people happy , sad, successful, adapted, creative etc is essential knowledge for anyone who intends to cater fro peoples needs within the urban or any other environment. From my health news via Scoop.it! Urban Life

Chocolate treats and sentimental cards may sweeten mom’s belly and heart this Mother’s Day, but it turns out motherhood also goes right to the noggin, with plenty of research showing how having kids, and even the process of childbirth, can change a mama’s brain.

Recent research has revealed some of the changes that take place in women’s brains during motherhood, and experts say that understanding how a mom’s brain works could help them figure out what motivates moms to care for their babies.

“With this research, we hope to better understand how to support moms who don’t naturally experience a brain reward response when they interact with their baby,” said Dr. Lane Strathearn, a developmental pediatrician at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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