When you become a parent you go through some physical changes. You get some dark circles under your eyes because of lack of sleep and might change your style.

By watching this SciShow Psych video you will learn that the changes on the outside are just the begining. Giving birth to a baby and becoming a parent does change your brain. You develop so called mom and dad brain. By using neurotechniques it is possible to measure changes in different areas of the brain. The interesting thing is that the changes occuring in the brain occur in parents who gave a birth and parents, adopting the child. Certain areas of the brain attend to get bigger. The changes occur in both dad’s and mom’s brain. Circulating levels of hormons increase as well. Neuroscientists think that behaving as a parent effects your brain and hormorn levels. Carrying and interaction with your baby reshapes your body and your brain.

By signing up to We.Care you will gain access to a variety of informational content on different challenges related to being a parent. Furthermore you will be able to talk to our psychologists, who will be able to offer specialised help tailored to your personal situation and challenges.

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