I don’t know how many times I’ve witnessed the attack of “pregnancy brain”. Now, if you’ve been pregnant before, you know what I mean. All of a sudden simple information that you know is totally gone. Trying to share a book title with a friend? Struggling to recall the name that goes with that familiar face?
Well, let me share the good news: researchers have found that “pregnancy brain” is a real phenomenon – oh and post-partum brain too! That’s right they observed that pregnancy “impairs certain measures of memory, especially recall… Also impacted: the ‘executive cognitive control’ that enables us to multitask. (Fit Pregnancy, Aug/Sep issue)” So, next time you find yourself floundering to recall a brand name or frazzled by managing your children and your chores, take heart that you are a helpless victim of “pregnancy brain”!
P.S. Mental fuzziness and unusual difficulty with multitasking may last up to 12 months post-partum. Give yourself a break and don’t neglect to claim “pregnancy brain” excuses. 🙂