Watch Out! I've Got Pregnancy Brain!

~ Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 4:42 PM ~

Just want to write this down that I've been having what you call pregnancy brain... also known as forgetfullness or memory problems during pregnancy...

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According to this excerpt from Babycenter article:

"Many pregnant women say their short-term memory isn't up to par during pregnancy, particularly during their first and third trimesters."

I've already excused myself from the job of family event planner. Prior to this I'm mostly the person to contact the restaurants to book rooms and tables for family gatherings and then liaise and contact all the family members and invite and remind them to attend the functions. Can't cope with the stress and tiring tasks of liaising with each and everyone in this, so it's better to not take up this task anymore...

Then, I've also been telling my MIL not to entrust me with anything during my pregnancy especially with the tasks of remembering something for her, which she likes to get me to do. Prior to getting pregnant, I have very good memory and could remind her and other people of things to be done, but now, 3 months along, I'm really having trouble remembering things.

So far, I've been having problems remembering where I put (or did I even keep it?!!) hubby's car keys (whenever we're out, I normally hold and keep the keys for him in my diaper bag) and occassionally a couple of times forgetting to replenish Ben's water bottle prior to going out, resulting in us having to buy water outside...

Sigh... I have got quite a few more months to endure this pregnancy brain phase... bear with me please...

Comments (13) -


I've always wondered what happens biologically when we're pregnant (to our brain).  

When are you due Jenny?  And how are you doing so far?

Diana @ Find Your Happiness

Then the pregnant-brain turns into mommy-brain... it's never ending!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Wei Yun!
Due somewhere in Sept... so far so good, other than the pregnancy brain and tiredness... Tong

Hey Diana!
Yup... it's never ending! All my brain cells... gone!!!


Ha!!! Mine still hasn't returned, so I think it might be gone for good!

Catheryn  @ Pink Bibs

Hi Jenny!

At least you have valid reason to be forgetful.  I am 101% forgetful even I am not pregnant. tsk tsk to myself. Smile

Here's wishing you a healthy and joyful pregnancy.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Aurie!

Hey Catheryn,
Yeah, I can only use this excuse for the duration of Nov 2010 until Sept 2011... after which I'll be held accountable for things not done or forgotten.. Tong


Thanks for joining Good Friends Just Click. I'm following you via GFC!  Hope to see you next week-


Oh...the days of pregnancy brain. Smile  Now I call it "mommy brain"!  I still have memory issues and my youngest is almost 4!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Brett!
Thanks for the follow!

Hey Katie!


I remember those times.  My husband called them my Jessica Simpson moments.  I still have them, though. LOL.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey ThaiHoa!

Yikes! Jessica Simpson moments?!!  


hahaha. i truly understand and it's pretty normal.

sometimes, i'm speaking halfway and then suddenly forget what i really wanted to tell to the person. yikes!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Carolyn,
Oh, that happened to me few times last year.. very embarrassing as I have to think of cover line to mask my forgetfulness... Tong

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