How could pregnancy intellectually change someone?

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Beyond the psychological changes that can result from hormonal changes and the stress of pregnancy and childbirth, pregnancy might intellectually change someone in a number of ways. First, it might cause someone to reconsider their priorites, placing family ahead of work, for instance. Secondly, frequent visits to healthcare practitioners might also cause pregnant women to more about their bodies, and about the process of gestation and childbirth. Finally, another way in which pregnancy might intellectually change someone is that having a child can change one's worldview, causing them to see, for example, certain political issues in a different way than they might have done previously. Education and health care in particular are issues that can seem abstract until one brings a child into the world. In short, pregnancy and childbirth can lead to a change in worldview.  


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