|Researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra spent ten years investigating the effects of pregnancy on women's brains and found that "baby brain" syndrome is an urban myth.
Although many women claim to suffer a slump in mental and verbal abilities during the pregnancy, the condition actually improves cognitive skills, the researchers found.
Chief researcher, Professor Helen Christensen, explained that women's faculties adjust in the early stages of motherhood to enable them to deal with unexpected and stressful occurrences.
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