There is brain fog and then there's brain fart, the former being not as serious as the medically-recognized latter. Both happen to people one day or another. Pregnant women, however, tend to suffer from something else. Baby brain.

The term refers to memory errors, poor concentration, and absent-mindedness reported by many women during pregnancy and early motherhood. We're talking forgetting what company you work for when talking to a client, pouring chicken broth into your smoothie instead of almond milk... You know, the good stuff. Even though research on the existence of baby brain is mixed, take a look at some of the stuff pregnant women and their partners post and be the judge of that yourself.

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#pregnancybrain

#pregnancybrain

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Roman Hans
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1 month ago

It’s less dangerous leaving the baby at the house than keeping it in her stomach.

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Vicki Broadbent, founder of Honest Mum and author of Mumboss, has also suffered from baby brain. Broadbent found it can last from the very early days in the first trimester of pregnancy to at least the first year after your baby is born. "From unknowingly wearing a dress back to front in public to forgetting an important work meeting (I was out shopping at the time-whoops) and missing my husband's birthday on two separate years when I was pregnant both times (sorry Peter), I can verify that for me, baby brain is real," she told Bored Panda.

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My 39-Week Pregnant Wife Went To The Store To “Get Stuff For Dinner”. This Is What She Came Home With

My 39-Week Pregnant Wife Went To The Store To “Get Stuff For Dinner”. This Is What She Came Home With

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 month ago

i approve this dinner and i'm nowhere close to being pregnant

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Yvonne S. Butler Tobah, an M.D. who treats high-risk pregnancies, highlighted a recent review of 20 studies assessing more than 700 pregnant and 500 nonpregnant women. It concluded that general cognitive functioning, memory, and executive functioning were in fact significantly poorer in pregnant women. 

"Other research suggests that memory problems during pregnancy aren't as widespread as believed, but can be seen in women experiencing depression shortly before childbirth," the doctor explained.

"If you're pregnant or a new mother, don't assume that you're experiencing a cognitive decline."

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#truestory #pregobrain #wishiwasjoking

#truestory #pregobrain #wishiwasjoking

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 month ago

do both

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"Biologically, it makes sense that you might be more forgetful during pregnancy as your body is working hard creating life and you're no doubt, the most tired you've ever been," Broadbent said. "This will prepare you for the sleep deprivation that kicks in once the baby is born hence why the baby brain prevails.

"Your body and mind must go into survival mode as it prioritizes making a baby, meaning that a few, far less important things (like your husband's birthday) might inevitably fall by the wayside. What is more important than creating life, anyway? Don't sweat it. I feel you garner superpowers while pregnant and when you become a Mom: the maternal instinct is almost magical (I've known when my kids have temperatures or are unwell from another room in the middle of the night) and I've personally experience heightened senses including precision peripheral vision which has prevented them from danger many times (e.g. stopped my then-toddler being run over years ago in the supermarket car park). We mamas might be tired but we are STRONG!"

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Sent The Kid To School In Full Costume Just To Find Out I Not Only Had Wrong Day, But Wrong Week

Sent The Kid To School In Full Costume Just To Find Out I Not Only Had Wrong Day, But Wrong Week

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Dana Grunwald
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1 month ago

But she looks adorable!

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However, beyond the relationship between pregnancy and memory, some researchers are looking at the ways pregnancy might positively change a woman's brain. Butler Tobah pointed out another recent study which compared the MRI scans of women's brains before pregnancy and after giving birth to the brain scans of women who have never given birth. The scans of women after pregnancy showed changes in brain structure that might help women adapt to motherhood.

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Pregnancybrain

Pregnancybrain

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Lisa loves cats
Community Member
1 month ago

haha thats pretty funny!

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#6

Hat Moment You Realize You Got Distracted And Forgot You Were Playing Hide And Seek And Your 2 Yr Old Has Been Hiding For About 20 Minutes 😬 ....she Never Moved Lol

Hat Moment You Realize You Got Distracted And Forgot You Were Playing Hide And Seek And Your 2 Yr Old Has Been Hiding For About 20 Minutes 😬 ....she Never Moved Lol

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pansexualandproud
Community Member
1 month ago

but....but I don't see her...where is she?

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#7

#pregnancybrain

#pregnancybrain

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Torchicachu
Community Member
1 month ago

literally everyone has done this once - ive done this multiple times with ice cream bars and candy as well

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Pregnancy Brain

Pregnancy Brain

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Ivo H
Community Member
1 month ago

Completely understandable :)

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#9

#preggobrain

#preggobrain

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william wang
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol

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#10

My Cousin's Pregnancy Brain In Action.

My Cousin's Pregnancy Brain In Action.

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pansexualandproud
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean....it works. I might try this.

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#11

Great Way To Start Off The Morning $&@?!,&:!

Great Way To Start Off The Morning $&@?!,&:!

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Ivo H
Community Member
1 month ago

When life gives you chicken broth, make a fruit soup!

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#12

Pregnancy Brain

Pregnancy Brain

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

did the person who's car it was understand?!

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#13

Pregnancy Brain

Pregnancy Brain

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Isabella K
Community Member
1 month ago

been there, done that. wasn't pregnant.

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#14

Pregro Brain Strikes Again. This Is What Happens When You Forget To Put Eggs In Your Waffle Batter Ooopsy. I Swear These Days My Brain Is Mush.

Pregro Brain Strikes Again. This Is What Happens When You Forget To Put Eggs In Your Waffle Batter Ooopsy. I Swear These Days My Brain Is Mush.

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Torchicachu
Community Member
1 month ago

crackers?

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#15

When You Put Laundry Detergent In The Fridge

When You Put Laundry Detergent In The Fridge

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kate h
Community Member
1 month ago

hahaha - I think this is my favorite

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#16

Pregnancy Brain

Pregnancy Brain

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BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe they thought it was the newest thing in brows.

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#17

Instead Of Drinking Water I Just Drank Baby Oil

Instead Of Drinking Water I Just Drank Baby Oil

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IzzieM
Community Member
1 month ago

Hydrating the baby's skin in vitro.....?

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#18

So This Totally Happened This Morning, Got To Work With Two Different Shoes On!

So This Totally Happened This Morning, Got To Work With Two Different Shoes On!

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chaitu cherry
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1 month ago

this is acceptable.... (Y)

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#19

Pregnancy Brain Is So Real. My Daughters Daycare Lady Sent Me This. I’m So Embarrassed 💀

Pregnancy Brain Is So Real. My Daughters Daycare Lady Sent Me This. I’m So Embarrassed 💀

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Alexis LLoyd
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1 month ago

That baby is so cute

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#20

“Honey I Left Your Dinner In The Microwave” And They Say Pregnancy Brain Isn’t A Thing

“Honey I Left Your Dinner In The Microwave” And They Say Pregnancy Brain Isn’t A Thing

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

snazzy microwave! lol

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#21

I Thought Pregnancy Brain Was Fake. It’s Not. To Make Scrambled Eggs This Morning, I Cracked One Egg In A Bowl And The Other On A Plate

I Thought Pregnancy Brain Was Fake. It’s Not. To Make Scrambled Eggs This Morning, I Cracked One Egg In A Bowl And The Other On A Plate

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Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
Community Member
1 month ago

lol

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#22

#pregnancybrain

#pregnancybrain

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ewadora
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

this is so common, I panic where I left my car key when driving:) Why? I'm not even pregnant

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#23

Technically This Conversation With My Husband Happened Yesterday, But I Swear It Feels Like I Have A Similar One With Him Everyday.

Technically This Conversation With My Husband Happened Yesterday, But I Swear It Feels Like I Have A Similar One With Him Everyday.

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Katelyn
Community Member
1 month ago

What gave it away?

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#24

Looking All Over The House For A Good While......and Freaking Out Since Already Running Late....finally Found My Damn Keys! Common Side Effect Of Parenting While Pregnant

Looking All Over The House For A Good While......and Freaking Out Since Already Running Late....finally Found My Damn Keys! Common Side Effect Of Parenting While Pregnant

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My O My
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel you

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#25

Let's Say I "Hypothetically" Forgot To Take A Pyrex Lid Out Of The Oven Before I Preheat It And It "Hypothetically" Melted. What Would Be The Best Way To Get The Plastic Off The Hypothetical Oven Rack? Or Would One Need To Just Throw The Whole Damn Oven Out?

Let's Say I "Hypothetically" Forgot To Take A Pyrex Lid Out Of The Oven Before I Preheat It And It "Hypothetically" Melted. What Would Be The Best Way To Get The Plastic Off The Hypothetical Oven Rack? Or Would One Need To Just Throw The Whole Damn Oven Out?

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Gin. No tonic
Community Member
1 month ago

Warm it up and peel the big parts off, then use metal scrub to remove leftovers.

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#26

When You Get To Your Destination And Realise You Forgot To Take Your Slippers Off

When You Get To Your Destination And Realise You Forgot To Take Your Slippers Off

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

say they're the latest fashion. no worse than some fashions nowadays

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#27

Tried To Crochet My Daughter A Fish. My Pregnant Brain Thought It Was Nice

Tried To Crochet My Daughter A Fish. My Pregnant Brain Thought It Was Nice

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pansexualandproud
Community Member
1 month ago

if you squint it looks fine

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#pregnancybrain

#pregnancybrain

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Jo Firth
Community Member
1 month ago

Not pregnancy brain, happens to the best of us.

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#29

Preggo Brain At Its Finest. Opened My Front Door This Morning To Find These In It!

Preggo Brain At Its Finest. Opened My Front Door This Morning To Find These In It!

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Robert Thornburrow
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1 month ago

Done that as well!

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#30

Preggo Brain Exhibit A. Be Sure To Actually Put The Coffee That You Just Ground Up Into The Coffee Maker. Okay. Let’s Try This Again Hahahah .

Preggo Brain Exhibit A. Be Sure To Actually Put The Coffee That You Just Ground Up Into The Coffee Maker. Okay. Let’s Try This Again Hahahah .

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IzzieM
Community Member
1 month ago

I do this without suffering from "preggo brain"....

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#31

That Moment You Realize You're So Tired You Put Your Pants On Backwards Hahaha!

That Moment You Realize You're So Tired You Put Your Pants On Backwards Hahaha!

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meowgie catster
Community Member
1 month ago

my friend put on his pants backwards, went the whole day without noticing, until he finally left his room and his mom pointed it out. he even used his pockets without noticing

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#32

My Pregnancy Brain Is Going To Kill Me. I Just Cooked Air For 2 Minutes Because Of Where I Put My Taquitos. Now My Microwave Won't Turn On.

My Pregnancy Brain Is Going To Kill Me. I Just Cooked Air For 2 Minutes Because Of Where I Put My Taquitos. Now My Microwave Won't Turn On.

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Makayla Rhodes
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1 month ago

One time I put food in the microwave and never actually started. I realized this about 20 minutes later

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#33

It's Amazing What I Saw Once I Looked Over My Baby Bump This Morning! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️no One Even Said Anything To Me At My Docs Appt This Morning

It's Amazing What I Saw Once I Looked Over My Baby Bump This Morning! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️no One Even Said Anything To Me At My Docs Appt This Morning

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pansexualandproud
Community Member
1 month ago

I do this too and I am in 8th grade. but in my case, I am just stupid.o>o

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#34

I'm Not Saying That She Has Pregnancy Brain. I Mean It’s Also Possible That She Made Chocolate Waffles. Either Way It Smells Like A Delicious Campfire In Our Kitchen

I'm Not Saying That She Has Pregnancy Brain. I Mean It’s Also Possible That She Made Chocolate Waffles. Either Way It Smells Like A Delicious Campfire In Our Kitchen

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Torchicachu
Community Member
1 month ago

yayyy burnt waffle

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#35

You Know You Have Pregnancy Brain When You Pull The Butter Back Out And Find This! Lol I Don't Even Know How I Am Able To Live Day To Day Anymore! Lol

You Know You Have Pregnancy Brain When You Pull The Butter Back Out And Find This! Lol I Don't Even Know How I Am Able To Live Day To Day Anymore! Lol

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RoyalMoon27
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1 month ago

That's one ginormous tub of butter @_@

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#36

Meant To Go To Walmart And Found Myself In Rosas Drive Thru Line. Lil' Freaked Out

Meant To Go To Walmart And Found Myself In Rosas Drive Thru Line. Lil' Freaked Out

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 month ago

the brain wants what it wants...

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#37

Apple Cinnamon Cake Fail ...this Is The Result Of 12x's The Amount Of Baking Powder And Baking Soda!! In All Fairness, It Didn't Taste Half Bad!! It Literally Popped & Deflated

Apple Cinnamon Cake Fail ...this Is The Result Of 12x's The Amount Of Baking Powder And Baking Soda!! In All Fairness, It Didn't Taste Half Bad!! It Literally Popped & Deflated

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A Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

thank goodness for that baking pan being there

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#38

Wtf Do I Mean By “Apple Cheese”?!?! Someone Interpret My Shopping List Please!!!

Wtf Do I Mean By “Apple Cheese”?!?! Someone Interpret My Shopping List Please!!!

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Gin. No tonic
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1 month ago

Google it. Apple cheese exists - it's a traditional dessert in Lithuania.

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#39

Hazel And Lennox Look What You Did To Your Mama! This Isn't Normal!!! All Day I Was Inside Out!! Pregnancy Brain Controlling My Life!! Thank You, Christine For Letting Me Know And Snapping A Memorable Picture!

Hazel And Lennox Look What You Did To Your Mama! This Isn't Normal!!! All Day I Was Inside Out!! Pregnancy Brain Controlling My Life!! Thank You, Christine For Letting Me Know And Snapping A Memorable Picture!

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@Daisychain
Community Member
1 month ago

Twins?

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#40

So This Happened...

So This Happened...

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German Rottweiler#16
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1 month ago

it kinda makes sense

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