Suffering from momnesia? Don’t worry, it’s common to forget appointments, have memory glitches and a foggy short term memory during your 9-month journey to motherhood. This lapse of clarity, also known as pregnancy brain or mommy brain, however, doesn’t have to rule your mind. Say goodbye to the frustrating fog by understanding the root cause and learning coping solutions.
What causes pregnancy brain?
Studies are mixed on whether “pregnancy brain” is a myth or reality. Moms who experience pregnancy brain say it’s definitely real, but researchers aren’t so sure.
In a 2010 study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, Australian researchers argued pregnant women do not experience cognitive deficits, and they perform cognitive tasks as well as non-pregnant women.