Do you become forgetful after delivery?

@youless (104245)
Guangzhou, China
May 12, 2007 10:03am CST
Here people always say when a woman is pregnant, she will become stupid. I disagree to it. When I was pregnant, I even passed the French exam:) My IQ wasn't lower and somewhat I thought it was higher. As I had another little brain in my body, too. After delivery, I found sometimes I become forgetful. Sometimes my mind just got blank and I can't remember it at all. Or my child makes me busy and therefore I will ignore other things?
3 responses
@amoreco (180)
• United States
12 May 07
I Am a stronger person now.I am not afraid to say what I feel.I am more mature and i do feel different.
@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
12 May 07
That sounds good.
• United States
12 May 07
I was much more forgetful when I was pregnant. I am not as bad now that she is born.
@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
13 May 07
Unfortunately it seems I'm opposite to you.
@cmickieuk (109)
12 May 07
I was the first time around but this time with my second, its like you haven't got time to think about it, so you can't forget things....
@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
13 May 07
Thanks for your response.
@moodycow (42)
• United States
12 May 07
My daughter is a year old and I still have my pregnant brain! My husband and I were watching a show about how during pregnancy a woman's brain actually physically shrinks. I guess they could monitor it with a CT scan or something and could see that it gets smaller while pregnant. They said it gows back to normal by six months after delivery. I think I'm more absent minded now than when I was pregnant. Some days I don't know if I'm coming or going!
@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
13 May 07
I think I need more time to get back to normal:) Your response is very interesting, I like to hear something that is based on the science.