Monday, 12 May 2008

Mothers turn to 'chick-lit'

A Bookseller and survey found that sixty per cent of new mothers admitted they read a lot less than they did before having children and that when they did read, they preferred celebrity autobiographies or chick-lit or "anything that doesn't take much effort". Doctors have coined the term "maternal amnesia" to describe an apparent decline in memory and brainpower after women become pregnant. More commonly known as "mumnesia" or "nappy brain", research increasingly suggests it is only short-term and probably due to sleep deprivation.

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