Something is Different
You always hear about how women don’t act the same when they’re pregnant. That they’re forgetful… and sometimes just plumb crazy! It’s not until you are beset with pregnancy brain that you realize these stories are true… and that they will happen to you.
The Truth About Pregnancy Brain
I can’t count how many times I have left a room to get something, only to retrace my steps a moment later to try and remember where I was going and why. Then there’s the infamous shopping list; if you forget it, you might as well turn around and go back home.
Pregnancy brain makes you do crazy things, and you have to do a lot to make up for it. I have to make lists and reminders on my phone every day. It’s never safe to assume that I’ll remember something on my own. It also seems like every problem is much harder to solve. Anyone with me?
Causes of Pregnancy Brain
Part of your brain does shrink, according to some MRI studies done on pregnant women. And who remembers everything when they aren’t getting a good night’s sleep anymore? What is important to remember is that the part of the brain that becomes enhanced during pregnancy is important in protecting and caring for your baby, in and out of the womb. It’s preparing us to be outstanding moms. Want more info and a good read? Check out the article “Pregnancy Brain: Myth or Reality?” on WebMD.
Want to commiserate over how hard it is to grow a baby? Check out my post: Pregnancy Can be Tough. I never knew just how challenging it would be.
Come back next week to read about irrationality in pregnancy. Because I have a hunch every woman who has been pregnant has had moments of pure crazy that make no sense to anyone but themselves ;).
Till next time,