A Look Inside Your Pregnant Brain

What’s become clear is that, like romantic love, pregnancy is something that changes the risk and the reward processing circuit of the brain. 

When you’re pregnant, it’s not just our belly getting bigger and your butt getting bigger and your feet getting bigger, just everything getting bigger.  There’s more going on.  Your brain is also going through some changes. 

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Oxytocin: The Cuddle Chemical

Couples that stay together tend to have very highly correlated levels of oxytocin. 

What’s interesting is that couples that stay together tend to have very highly correlated levels of oxytocin.  Oxytocin is one of the chemicals that comes up with people are in love.  It’s also related to maternal behaviors.  It’s often referred to as the cuddle chemical. 

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This is What Love Smells Like

Everyone has a unique odor print that is built on your immune system genes and that is one of the things that attracts you to a partner. 

Everyone has a unique odor print.  So, like your fingerprints or your iris pattern in your eye, everybody is unique.  This odor print is built on your immune system genes and that is one of the things that attracts you to a partner. 

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Your Brain Needs Time to Heal Your Broken Heart

A broken heart isn’t something that should be discounted. 

A broken heart isn’t something that should be discounted. 

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