According to the Journal of Neuroscience it’s a real condition!
The hormonal fluctuations that occur during pregnancy create structural patterns in a woman’s brain. For first-time moms, many of these alterations will remain in place for at least 2 years after giving birth. A lot of these changes are linked to a mother’s ability to care for her baby. Research explains that evolution sculpted a woman’s brain to ensure her baby could thrive. For example, a mother can often instinctively identify her baby’s needs and feelings.
Although I’m in my ninth month of pregnancy and have experienced pregnancy brain first hand, I find it fascinating to learn that it isn’t just a myth! Just this morning it took me an hour to find my keys, which I eventually located in my food pantry. So how do we help those affected by pregnancy brain moving forward? Is there anything that can be done about it? Here are a few tips to help “get around pregnancy brain”.
And while you are discovering ways to take care of yourself and your memory, don’t forget to look into cord blood banking for your baby’s future. You can request an information packet here.