When I first found out I was pregnant, I was overjoyed. I couldn't wait to start thinking about names and decorating my nursery. And then, things got weird. Suddenly, I couldn't remember names or numbers. I would enter a room and immediately forget why I was there. I thought I was pretty smart until my two pregnancies began to slowly zap away all of my intelligence. Mommy brain is a real thing, which is why you should know the symptoms of mommy brain — just in case you need to explain to your partner why you put his underwear in the oven.
According to Parenting, sleep deprivation, stress, and multitasking all contribute to the forgetfulness that come with caring for a new baby — commonly referred to as "mommy brain." Although it may seem weird, it's completely common for women who once had it all together to turn into forgetful train wrecks when they are expecting. And as Fit Pregnancy mentioned, the symptoms can last as long as one year after giving birth.
If you're suffering from mommy brain, don't be afraid to make use of scheduling and organization apps for your smart phone to help you keep it all together.And if all else fails, there's nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned Post-It note reminder to help you keep track of your keys.