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Morphologic brain changes induced by pregnancy

  title={Morphologic brain changes induced by pregnancy},
  author={Erika Barba-M{\"u}ller Hoepfner and Susana Carmona Ca{\~n}abate and {\'O}scar Vilarroya Oliver},
En los seres humanos, la supervivencia del infante depende de forma considerable de los esfuerzos de la madre y la calidad de su cuidado contribuira significativamente al desarrollo neurobiologico, cognitivo y socio-emocional del nino (Shonkoff et al., 2012). Ademas, casi todas las mujeres experimentaran un embarazo a lo largo de su vida, lo cual es reconocido por predisponer a la madre a cierta vulnerabilidad mental (Brunton and Russell, 2008). Sin embargo, se sabe muy poco sobre los efectos… Expand


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