Discover with us how a woman’s brain changes during her first pregnancy
BeMother is a project of the UAB, the IMIM and the IISGM, directed by Dr. Òscar Vilarroya, with funding from the European Research Council (ERC) and La Caixa Foundation.
In our research, we hypothesized that pregnancy-related morphological brain changes may confer an adaptive advantage for motherhood in several ways. For example, facilitating a mother’s ability to recognize the needs of her highly dependent baby, promoting the mother-baby bond, and easily detecting social stimuli that signal potential threats. Currently, we are also interested in learning about the brain changes that take place in non-pregnant mothers in their transition to motherhood.
Help us to discover how pregnancy and motherhood change the brain. To carry out this study, we need women like you, willing to collaborate with us and improve our knowledge of motherhood.
We are looking for couples of women who want to become pregnant for the first time.
Women between the ages of 25 and 45 who do not have children but plan their first pregnancy soon can participate in our study.
A series of questionnaires and scales are carried out to evaluate psychological and clinical aspects.