Is baby brain real? Is it actually a medical syndrome?
I was talking to a friend of mine last week and asked her to send me an email about an event that was taking place and that she was going too as I wanted to get more information about it.
Thankfully I remembered to ask her in time, as she had forgotten.
She told me it was baby brain and that since having her daughter 12 weeks ago, she had a memory like a sieve.
After having 6 children I have used this phase before, but never thought it was actually real, more so that I was sleep deprived and it was the lack of sleep that made me forgetful.
She is adamant that its real and she is not alone, pregnant women have always complained that their condition makes them forgetful.
But is baby brain syndrome a myth?
Baby brain syndrome IS real and it makes you a better mother the Daily Mail reported that pregnant women DO suffer short-term memory loss, new research claims but that’s so your brain can focus on the needs of your baby.
Laura Glynn, a psychologist at Chapman University, California, claims that these changes may be brought about by massive fluctuations in women’s hormones as well as tiny movements by the foetus.
What does having a child do to your brain?
There isn’t enough information to support the existence of baby brain: a term used to describe the idea that pregnancy or early motherhood can harm a woman’s memory and ability to think.
Some studies have shown that pregnancy impairs a woman’s memory during pregnancy and shortly afterward, possibly due to hormonal changes, sleep deprivation or the stress of coping with a major life change.
Other research has shown that pregnancy and motherhood have no negative cognitive impacts.
Did you have baby brain and is it real or is it a myth and you’re just not getting enough sleep?