- Narrated by: Fiona McLeod
- Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
- Release date: 04-26-23
Baby Brain By Dr Sarah McKay AudioBook Summary
If you think baby brain is bad for you, think again – because neuroscientist Dr Sarah McKay (author of The Women’s Brain Book) has looked at studies and talked to experts from all over the world and the proof is in: giving birth is one of the best things to ever happen to a woman’s brain.
Moreover, the positive effects of baby brain last well beyond the baby stage – even into old age, with elderly mothers’ brains showing resilience to ageing. Plus, the benefits of baby brain show up for non-birth parents – even fatherhood has a profound effect on the hormones and brains of men.
This fascinating book weaves together baby brain research and interviews with neuroscientists and women’s health specialists – many of whom are mothers – with personal experiences from parents concerning baby brain, nesting, maternal instinct, social support, anxiety and sleep. In each aspect the conclusion is clear: having a baby improves a mother’s memory, and makes her smarter and more empathetic, intuitive and socially savvy.