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Baby Brain Is Real: Pregnancy Alters A Woman’s Brain For ‘Up To Two Years’, Study Finds

Women’s brains change structurally during pregnancy as they prepare for motherhood, a study has shown. The changes, thought to have evolved to help a mother focus fully on the needs of her baby, cause some parts of the brain to shrink as neural networks become more specialised. This lasts for “up to two years after giving…

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Body Painter Creates Works Of Art On Expectant Mums’ Bumps So They Can ‘Connect With Their Baby’

A body painter is creating memorable moments for pregnant women by decorating their baby bumps with incredible paintings. Fatima Carrion Alfonso, 32, from Spain, has painted more than 200 pregnant bellies over three years. The mum-of-one, who gave birth to her daughter Ainhoa in 2015, said her work is a way of “celebrating her artistic skills and…

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Shop Stocked With Litter Opens In the Forest Of Dean To Fight Scourge Of Rubbish

A shop stocked purely with litter has opened in Gloucestershire in a bid to encourage people to drop less rubbish. The “CON-venience” store is stocked with litter from collected from the floor of the Forest of Dean, to demonstrate the quantity and permanence of litter that is dropped. Decades-old crisp packets, drink cans and bottles…

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The Strength Of A Pregnant Mother With Breast Cancer Captured In Powerful Photo

A mother who developed breast cancer during pregnancy posed for a powerful photoshoot to raise awareness of the strength exhibited by mums-to-be with the condition. When Kimi Maxwell, from Australia, was pregnant with her second child in 2013, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Maxwell decided to pose topless for a…

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Russell Brand Opens Up About Becoming A Dad: ‘I Read A Book Every Week To Mentally Prepare’

Russell Brand has said he won’t “impose” a gender on his child when they are born. The 41-year-old comedian, whose girlfriend Laura Gallacher is pregnant with their first child together, said he doesn’t yet know the sex of his child. “‘Jesus Three’ I’m thinking of calling him or her, we don’t know the gender I…

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