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Pregnancy brain: Is it fact or fiction? - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

November 28, 2014

Our Bodies, Our Lives Pregnancy brain: Is it fact or fiction?

Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am

‘I know I opened my calendar to add something to it … but what was it?” An exhausted and exasperated Julia, who is 7 months pregnant, finds that words escape her, and on occasion, she heads into a room only to forget what she is looking for. Is this “pregnancy brain” — also called momnesia or pregnesia?

Women, and men, often joke about the memory lapses caused by pregnancy. But is it true? What are the changes that take place? Are the changes all bad?

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