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To move forward, we need people to acknowledge the value and importance of the transition to parenthood

- Dr. Jodi Pawluski, PhD, HDR, PMH-C

The New York Times

The Neuroscience of Parenting and Perinatal Mental Health 


About the course for healthcare professionals

I've developed an online training course for healthcare professionals who want to improve their knowledge of how the brain changes during pregnancy and the postpartum period in birthing and non-birthing parents.


We will look at the science of 'mommy brain' and the negative narrative that often occurs when we talk about the brain and motherhood, how to modify this, and how to rethink the brain in parenthood.

We will also focus on understanding what brain changes are associated with perinatal mental illness, looking at how mental load, stress, and disease can impact the parental brain. Finally, we will cover how to ‘protect’ the parental brain and what factors can improve brain health, including psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. 

This course aims to provide science-based facts about the amazing changes that occur in the brains of parents and also provide insight into what factors can contribute to brain health and illness. 

Instructor: Dr. Jodi Pawluski

*Discounts for students and those in low-middle income countries

Do you sometimes have the feeling that your brain is going to mush and that your baby is literally sucking the life out of your neurons? Don’t worry, you’re not losing your mind! In fact, your brain is getting a complete makeover and focusing on new areas of learning which are essential for parenting. In this book, Dr Jodi Pawluski questions our relationship with motherhood and explores, in an unprecedented way, the fantastic universe of the maternal, and parental, brain. Drawing on numerous scientific studies, including her own neuroscience research and experience, she provides insight into how your brain really changes with motherhood, and why.

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