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‘Baby brain’ or why some women experience temporary memory loss

Forgetting the keys to the house, a simple meeting with friends, a message… There are many pregnant women who, especially during the last months of pregnancy, experience a kind of unexpected amnesia. Future mothers who in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), They are getting closer to 30 and 40 years of age.

Women who during their pregnancy may experience a kind of slowing down of their brain. Small forgetfulness, usually of little importance, that as they accumulate can become quite annoying for the future mother and have nothing to do with pregnant women becoming absent-minded just for the sake of it.

In fact, it is a phenomenon to which science has given the name baby brain or baby brain. We tell you everything about this peculiar phenomenon.

Changes in the mother that may even last up to 6 years after childbirth and that they would not only be associated with biological mothers, but also with fathers and mothers whose children are not biological.

Could the fatigue of pregnancy also have something to do with these forgetfulness?

In addition to the change in the structure of the brain and the hormonal changes typical of pregnancy, we must not forget particularly high physical demands which occurs during the months of gestation and especially in the final stage.

All of this causes notable fatigue in the future mother that can also lead to lack of concentration and the forgetfulness of those months.

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