Days 5: Placenta Brain ~ 31 Days of reflections from a pregnant mama

…something that affects many women, both during and after pregnancy. It manifests itself as simple forgetfulness, loss of memory, and other minor problems.  ~

~~~placenta brain v2

I was pregnant with my fourth child when I heard the term, Placenta Brain.  There I sat in my midwife’s home/office attempting to share a complete thought but had to apologize over and over for my forgetfulness.  She excused my memory loss as placenta brain.  I owned it!

My placenta brain hasn’t quite kicked in this time around.  There are lapses but overall my brain has not been taken over.  I’m giving thanks for His grace at this moment and for His grace to have led me to a healthier way of eating.  There is no doubt in my mind that I have avoided many “pregnancy related” symptoms due to my diet going into this pregnancy.  No sugars and grains seems to be key for me.  Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t been perfect.  In fact, I’m just getting over my normal pregnancy meat aversion.  The difference this time around is that it only lasted a few months instead of the whole pregnancy. 

Another purge, is in order.  I‘ll get right to it, after my late night ice-cream tonight.  Winking smile

My wackiest moment was post pregnancy.  I frantically called for my little one.  I beckoned the help of everyone within reach to search for my baby.  Rose stared at me with disbelief.  I ordered her to go find her sis.  She hesitantly replied, “Uhh, Mom…. Sparkles is with you!”  I looked down to confirm her observation, I was in fact nursing Sparkles.  Placenta brain is the real thing!

Have you ever experienced placenta brain? If so, what’s the wackiest thing that you have done during your altered state?

In His Joy,


This is day 5 of my pregnancy reflections. You can find the other posts of my 31 Days here.

1 comment:

  1. lol! I've done that! Had the baby in arms, nursing, whatever, and frantically engaged the entire household in a search party! Too funny. Other than the hysterical fits of crying, I think that is the wackiest thing I've done. :)



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