But they don't, in our experience, smirk for long. After pregnancy, women's brains return to their normal size. And then, as the nights blur into an epic of sleeplessness and infant wails, it tends to be the man, not the woman, who experiences organ shrinkage. Ain't nature a wonderful thing?
We report today scientific evidence (is there any other kind?) suggesting that women's brains shrink during pregnancy. Many women, unable to read a book in the final months, will think it explains a lot. So too, of course, will a few million smirking husbands.