Science of Motherhood

The mechanism behind mothers' stress during child rearing

With today's family growing smaller and more isolated, an increasing number of mothers are finding motherhood lonely and too much to cope with. The latest science, including neuroscience, animal behavior study, and physiology, reveals the dramatic biological changes a woman goes through after childbirth and how the realities of modern life are at odds with the ingrained child-rearing "instincts" developed over eons of evolutionary history.