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Mommy Brain Revisited: the neuroscience of parenting - A podcast for parents, health care providers, scientists and anyone interested in current research on ‘mommy brain’ and brain changes with parenting.

Talking with leading researchers in the field.

Episodes monthly.

Brain art: www.maayanillustrations.com from Pawluski et al, 2017 Neurobiology of Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Trends in Neurosciences.

Music: "All in My Head" by Luna Wave via Soundstripe

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Mommy Brain Revisited Dr. Jodi Pawluski

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Mommy Brain Revisited: the neuroscience of parenting - A podcast for parents, health care providers, scientists and anyone interested in current research on ‘mommy brain’ and brain changes with parenting.

Talking with leading researchers in the field.

Episodes monthly.

Brain art: www.maayanillustrations.com from Pawluski et al, 2017 Neurobiology of Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Trends in Neurosciences.

Music: "All in My Head" by Luna Wave via Soundstripe

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mommybrainrevisited/support

    28. Motherhood and Minding Your Microbes

    28. Motherhood and Minding Your Microbes

    In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr. Siobhain O’Mahony a Senior Lecturer at University College Cork, Ireland. We talk about the the Brain-Gut axis (or axes) and the role of the gut microbiome in pregnancy and postpartum. We also talk about the role that stress can play on this system. She updates us on how birth mode may affect the developing microbiome in infants - something that's been in the news a lot the past few years - and we talk about practical ways to mind our microbiome. We could have talked all day! 

    For more information about Dr. O’Mahony and her research: http://publish.ucc.ie/profiles/C003/somahony 


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    • 44 min
    27. Motherhood and Brain Aging

    27. Motherhood and Brain Aging

    In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr. Ann-Marie de Lange a Maitre-Assistant Ambizione FNS (Assistant Professor) at the Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, l'Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland. We talk about her research on motherhood and brain-aging in middle aged women. We also talk about the importance of understanding the female brain throughout life, not only in the context of motherhood but also with menopause and aging. And, no, you don’t have to parent to have an amazing brain. Don’t miss this episode on the brain and women’s health!

    For more information about Dr. de Lange’s research click here https://www.unil.ch/lren/home/menuinst/teams-science/femilab---womens-brain-health.html


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    • 27 min
    26. Sociocultural Stress and Maternal Mental Health

    26. Sociocultural Stress and Maternal Mental Health

    In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr. Kimberly D'Anna-Hernandez an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Marquette University in the USA. We talk about her research on sociocultural stressors and maternal mental health in Latinx populations in the US. We talk about the impact of systemic racism and microaggressions on pre- and post-natal maternal mental health and how these factors affect physiological health. We also talk about how she is using community-engaged research to address perinatal mental health disparities in Latina women and their children. 

    For more information about Dr. D'Anna-Hernandez's research listen now. You can also contact her at https://www.marquette.edu/psychology/directory/kimberly-danna-hernandez.php


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    • 44 min
    25. Brain Activity from Pregnancy to Postpartum

    25. Brain Activity from Pregnancy to Postpartum

    In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr. Helena Rutherford an Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center in the USA. We talk about her research using EEG (brain waves) to understand brain changes in pregnancy, how they predict postpartum outcomes, the role of reproductive experience on the brain and how dad's brain changes too. We also talk about the importance of understanding the parental brain in order to improve parenting outcomes. Don’t miss this episode! For more information about Dr. Rutherford's research see https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/helena_rutherford/ .


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    • 43 min
    24. Mom-Baby Neural Synchrony

    24. Mom-Baby Neural Synchrony

    In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr. Victoria Leong an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and an Affiliated Lecturer at University of Cambridge in England. We talk about her research on neural synchrony between mother and child in relation to cognition and emotion. We also talk about the importance of understanding the parental and infant brain in the context of social interactions and the environment – outside of the lab. Don’t miss this episode on cutting edge research in social neuroscience!
    For more information about Dr. Leong’s research click here .

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    • 53 min
    23. Sleep and Motherhood

    23. Sleep and Motherhood

    In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr Katherine M. Sharkey, an Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in the USA. We talk about her research on sleep in motherhood and how it is related to maternal mood disorders and breastfeeding. She also does some myth busting: Is poor sleep in pregnancy preparing you for the postpartum? Should you sleep when baby sleeps? Are new dads sleeping more? We talk a lot about getting our babies and kids to sleep but in this podcast it is all about parent’s sleep – how important it is and how to improve it.  You won’t want to miss this one!

    For more information about Dr. Sharkey and her research click here.




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    • 48 min

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Tori1205 ,

First Review!

Thank you for making an excellent podcast highlighting new parental brain research. It’s a great way to keep up with new studies would working away in the lab on my own parental care dissertation!

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