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Becoming a mother: An integrative model of adaptations for motherhood during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Project description

Brain and hormonal adaptations for motherhood

During pregnancy, the brain experiences important adaptations that prepare women for the challenges of motherhood. Specifically, previous studies have revealed that the social cognition brain network of pregnant women undergoes systematic modifications, which persist for at least two years after childbirth, contributing to how mothers relate with their babies. The EU-funded BEMOTHER project will develop a model of adaptations that occur in women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The project plans to establish when and how the brain is reorganised during pregnancy, the neuropsychological changes during this period, as well as identify the hormonal mediators that may participate in this brain reorganisation. The ultimate aim of the project is to integrate the neural, neuropsychological and metabolomic findings into a model of the development of maternal behaviour.

Host institution

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 608 531,00
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 608 531,00

Beneficiaries (3)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 608 531,00
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 608 531,00
FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION BIOMEDICA DEL HOSPITAL GREGORIO MARANON
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 522 531,25
Address
Calle Doctor Esquerdo 46
28007 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 522 531,25
FUNDACIO INSTITUT HOSPITAL DEL MAR D INVESTIGACIONS MEDIQUES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 334 068,75
Address
Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 334 068,75