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Babysugar Diaries: Pregnant Brain Is in Full Effect

I have always been a wealth of information on past events in my circle of friends. I can remember names and faces of random acquaintances and happenings from our early years. Two years ago, however, my memory began failing me about the same time my belly began to grow a baby.

When scientists came out with a study proving that pregnant women experience more memory loss than a typical person, I was relieved. Unfortunately, I am going through the same process this time around. Instead of recalling my favorite honeymoon restaurant, my brain works over time to store information on preschools, grocery lists, and doctor's appointments.

I am wondering where this will leave me in another six months. Will I have half the memory I once had? In the meantime, I am using it to my advantage. Last night I "forgot" to make a delicious dinner for my family and had to order take–out.

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Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
Ditto for me faerymagick15! I am definitely still feeling those effects and to top it off I'm pg again! By the time this baby is born I won't remember my own name :-\
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
Wow. When I'm pregnant I'm screwed. I don't remember a lot of things - recent or old and if I do then it is very surprising. I always look at my cousin and say "Oh! When did you get those piercings? Didn't you have another one?" and she'll say "I've had this one for years, you know I have my belly button pierce because you helped me look for pregnancy piercings, and you were there for my nose ring and my eyebrow ring got infected." I seriously forget and I rarely remember people's names and I even have to sound mine out otherwise I spell it wrong. It is very sad. My cousin was very forgetful when she was pregnant though.
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years best-friend's husband called this "attack of the fetus syndrome"
luckyme luckyme 8 years
My boss used to joke that all of my blood was too busy pumping through my uterus and therefore my brain was totally lacking.
sofi sofi 8 years
yeah, I can't call mine 'pregnancy brain' anymore. All the baby and kid's stuff seems to have permanently taken over more interesting parts of my brain :)
kaelye kaelye 8 years
I right there with ya. Four months pregnant with twins, already forgotten to put up the garage door while backing up. Also, I was talking to my friends about my husband and totally forgot his name.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 8 years
unfortunately, my pregnancy brain lasted well after the baby was born!
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