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Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Pregnancy Brain (Overview)

Pregnancy brain is a condition where the mother is more forgetful than usual while pregnant.


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What is pregnancy brain and what are the major symptoms associated with this condition?

What is pregnancy brain and what are the major symptoms associated with this condition?

Pregnancy brain: Also called momnesia, is having bouts of forgetfulness during pregnancy. Although normal, some theories of etiology suggest causes as hormonal changes, multitasking, or not getting enough sleep. It feels like walking into a room to get something, then not remembering what u went for about 5-10 times a day. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
78 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy Brain (Overview)

Pregnancy brain is a condition where the mother is more forgetful than usual while pregnant.


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I want to get pregnent, my TSH is 18, sub clinical stage.I am taking treatment for this and in which month baby brain develops? Can i try for pregnancy

I want to get pregnent, my TSH is 18, sub clinical stage.I am taking treatment for this and in which month baby brain develops? Can i try for pregnancy

The baby's: Brain is always developing, it's never good in pregnancy to be low on thyroid hormone. Good news is that yours should be easy to treat. Talk to your doc about conceiving but shouldn't bea big deal if u stay on your thyroid hormone. Good luck. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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What is wrong with me? DID YOU GET THE COAT OUT OF THE CAR BOOKE. I was MENT to say DID YOU GET THE COKE OUT OF THE CAR BOOT. Is that pregnancy brain?

What is wrong with me? DID YOU GET THE COAT OUT OF THE CAR BOOKE. I was MENT to say DID YOU GET THE COKE OUT OF THE CAR BOOT. Is that pregnancy brain?

Please Clarify: Are you pregnant? I would tell you in my office if you brought this to me that there would be at least 100 other possible causes for this temporary misuse of words before I would consider pregnancy. If you are not pregnant or have not missed a period then this is not pregnancy related. ...Read more

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I had a brain tumor and my pituitary gland removed 16 yrs ago. I take meds to get a period. Do I need to be on birth control to PREVENT pregnancy?

I had a brain tumor and my pituitary gland removed 16 yrs ago. I take meds to get a period. Do I need to be on birth control to PREVENT pregnancy?

No : Hi. No, you don't. Without pituitary gonadotropins (LH & FSH), you won't ovulate, so won't get pregnant. If you ever want children, pregnancy may well be possible with a fertility clinic where hormones can be given to make you ovulate. Good luck! ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
once
Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
once
Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
once
Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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What is pregnancy brain and what are the major symptoms associated with this condition?

Pregnancy brain: Also called momnesia, is having bouts of forgetfulness during pregnancy. Although normal, some theories of etiology suggest causes as hormonal changes, multitasking, or not getting enough sleep. It feels like walking into a room to get something, then not remembering what u went for about 5-10 times a day. ...Read more

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I think I have pregnancy brain - but could I have a brain tumor?

I think I have pregnancy brain - but could I have a brain tumor?

Doubt it: Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and what makes you memory better and worse! hang in there! i like to blame pregnancy brain for some of the things i do, but... ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
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I've read that women have high rate of car accidents from 2nd trimester. Should I not drive then? Or is it exaggerated, blaming 'pregnancy brain?' Why

I've read that women have high rate of car accidents from 2nd trimester. Should I not drive then? Or is it exaggerated, blaming 'pregnancy brain?' Why

Please don't fret so: much. When you read about increased rate of MVA's (which I didn't know about) simply use that info to remind yourself to be an attentive driver. Don't let being pregnant paralyze you from having a normal and full life. Congratulations and be well. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more