London: Forgetful moms-to-be may no longerbe able to blame it on "the bump", for a new study has claimedthe "baby brain" idea, that bearing a child affects one`s mindpower, is only a myth.
"Not so long ago, pregnancy was `confinement`and motherhood meant the end of career aspirations. But ourresults challenge the view that mothers are anything otherthan the intellectual peers of their contemporaries," `TheTimes` quoted her as saying. For their study, the researchers recruited 1,241 womenaged 20-24 in 1999 and 2003 and asked them to perform a seriesof tasks. The women were followed up at four-year intervals andasked to perform the same cognitive tests. A total of 77 womenwere pregnant at the follow-up assessments, 188 had becomemothers and 542 remained childless.
The findings revealed no significant differencesin cognitive change for those women who were pregnant or newmothers during the assessments and those who were not. PTI
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