PREGNANT? YOU MAY HAVE BABY BRAIN STRAIN
Pregnant and feel like you’re losing the plot? That’s probably because you are! Several studies have confirmed that baby brain is a genuine and measurable condition. And it can last up to TWO YEARS after having bubba.
Hello motherhood. Goodbye functioning brain cells
What is baby brain? It’s a mental fog four out of five women experience during pregnancy (usually around the third trimester) which can continue to impact your cognitive functioning for two years after birth.
•Memory lapses and forgetfulness
•Problems planning and multi-tasking
•Issues with concentration
For most women, the symptoms are mild and are not a cause for concern. But it can make for a rather interesting final trimester of pregnancy!
Blame Baby Blunders
The good news for new and expecting mums is that you at least have a valid reason for forgetting your phone password. Or your partner’s name. Here are a few more signs that, yep, you’ve got baby brain!
•Lost your keys, only to find them in the refrigerator?
•Accidentlly added juice to your morning coffee?
•Called your baby by your pet’s name. Or vice versa?
•Forgot where you’ve parked the car. And wandered around the carpark aimlessly for half an hour?
•Washed the same load of clothing three times because you keep forgetting to take it out of the washing machine?
•Unintentionally left the house without shoes on. Or pants?
Hey, it happens. And you have baby brain to blame!