Selective and persistent effect of foetal sex on cognition in pregnant women.

  title={Selective and persistent effect of foetal sex on cognition in pregnant women.},
  author={Claire M Vanston and Neil V. Watson},
  volume={16 7},
Despite widespread anecdotal complaints of impairment, systematic research addressing cognition in gestating women has yielded equivocal results. One way that ambiguous findings could arise is if male and female foetuses affect maternal cognition in different ways. Using a longitudinal within-participants design, we tracked women's cognitive performance from early pregnancy through to postnatal resumption of menstruation. On several cognitive tests, the sex of the foetus was unrelated to… CONTINUE READING
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