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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pregnancy Brain


While watching Dr. Oz on Oprah yesterday - he informed us that a woman's brain shrinks by 8% during pregnancy.
It all makes sense now . . .

7 comments:

Malia said...

That is hilarious! Does that 8% come back when the baby is delivered? If not, that would mean that Michelle Duggar - the mother of soon-to-be 18 children has lost 144% of her brain...

carly said...

ha ha! thats what i was going to ask...did he mention if it comes back? i feel like i am so much more forgetful and scatterbrained since having kids!!:)

Lindsay said...

To answer the questions above . . . Dr. Oz did say that the brain does regain it's size again. It actually doesn't happen until the baby is born - and it re-grows (I guess that is what you would call it) with consuming Omega Fatty Acids and getting lots of sleep. That must be some kind of joke, huh? Sleep after a baby is born? HA!
-Lindsay

Our Family said...

Great!!That is the reason of me forgetting everything!I am going to let my hubby know that..8% is alot!!I am doing pretty bad remembering things lately, glad to know is all comming back in a few months!!!Thank Landsay for the info!

Kevin and Natali McKee said...

I know I forgot a ton when I am pregnant. I have never found my Debit card when I was pregnant with Emma. I didn't know it decreases in size though. That is a little freaky you need sleep to gain the size back though, lol. I am totally feeling the effects of the pregnancy already.

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LuDLoW LiFe said...

I love Dr. OZ, I saw that show also... It made me feel a lot better, because when I am prego I feel somewhat stupid and clumsy too!

How are you feeling besides the 8%? We are glad to hear things are going good.

The Strand Family said...

I totally watched that same eposide! It was great :) Gotta love Dr. Oz. I wonder if he's excepting new patients?! (He'll have to leave the heart surgeon thing and go into family practice haha)