Natural birth - not C-sections - triggers the release of brain-boosting proteins in newborns
By ParentInProgress on August 20, 2012
Obviously, not all c-sections can be avoided. But with more women scheduling them due to calendar conflicts (theirs or their doctor's), here's another reason to think twice:
There's a protein that's triggered when you give birth vaginally that improves brain development and function into adulthood. It's called UCP2 and it's vital for the development of the hippocampal neurons and circuits.The hippocampus is the area of the brain that's responsible for short-term and long-term memory.
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