Loss Of Memory In Pregnancy Is Most Likely Not Your Imagination - Pregnancy Hormones To Blame.

Can't remember where you put your keys? Lost your address book? Forgot your doctor's appointment (again!)? Well, if you're preggers...
Can't remember where you put your keys? Lost your address book? Forgot your doctor's appointment (again!)? Well, if you're preggers you have an easy out - hormones. While mamas-to-be have been reporting memory loss during pregnancy for as long as anyone can remember, there hasn't actually been much hard science to back this complaint up. Not surprisingly, it turns out that us mamas know our own bodies better than the scientists because recent research presented at the Society for Endocrinology BES conference in Manchester, England does back mamas up, noting that pregnancy hormones likely do affect your memory while pregnant. The new research hails from a study that tested the spatial memory of both pregnant women and non-pregnant women, with pregnant women performing significantly worse AND this negative affect lasted as long as three months postnatal. The study suggests that "High levels of sex hormones circulating in the bodies of pregnant women could have a negative impact on the neurons in the parts of the brain responsible for spatial memory, particularly the hippocampus." So if you're pregnant and feel like you're loosing your mind, along with all your gear, you can chalk it up to hormones. Note that this kind of memory loss is only temporary though. Hopefully by the time your baby is half a year old you'll be back in business. Until then I've got three words - write everything down! *Source

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