This week it was revealed that “baby brain” is in fact a real issue. Our MoM’s have confessed some of the worst things they have done while suffering from the very frustrating condition.

Researchers at Deakin University found overall cognitive functioning was poorer in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women.

About four out of five women report experiencing cognitive changes during pregnancy.

Symptoms can include forgetfulness, poor concentration and feeling like they are “not as sharp” as normal.

Here is what some of our MoM’s have experienced:

Sabrina shared how she nearly burnt her house down! “I put vegetables on for dinner and didn’t put water in the pots.”

Holly said she nearly electrocuted herself. “I put the smoothie blender together wrong and the liquid came gushing out the bottom all over the electronic parts. It was such a mess too! I never used it again as I was afraid I’d do it again haha.”

Des admitted, she forgot how to spell. ” I couldn’t even spell my name or partners name they were going to keep me in because it was really bad. I couldn’t say anything correctly either.”

Candice had a habit of losing things, “I lost my home phone for a week. I went to the doctors over a week later and went to get my medicare card out of my bag and found it in there.”

Meanwhile some Mum’s admitted they even forgot they were pregnant at all!

The one thing that sticks in my mind is waiting in line for a Santa photo and realising I had tucked my dress into my tights after a trip to the ladies. ARGH! So embarrassing.

What was your worst baby brain moment?

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  • I can relate to a few of these. But then again my mum and nan do these things often…..does baby brain go on and on?


  • I’m not sure these incidents can be put down to baby brain. Aren’t they things that can be done by anyone? I think I could see myself doing a few of these without the excuse of baby brain


  • Baby brain sounds strangely like senior moments!


  • I would put cups in the bin and teabags on the counter, spoons went in the bin too. Milk in the cupboard. After my baby was born, I would regularly freak out when I saw my older daughters doll balanced in the edge of the couch thinking it was my new baby! Recently, I couldn\’t remember passing my child to my mum and freaking out that I\’d left her on change table! That\’s possibly more to do with the sleep deprivation though!!!


  • These things happen to me regularly, not just when pregnant. I think they may be exaggerating things a tad. I can’t remember suffering baby brain during pregnancy. Definite brain fog after having kids


  • Regularly putting milk in the pantry and bread in the fridge and constantly losing keys!

    • LOL – possibly I still on occasion do this! ;)

      • We keep our bread in the freezer so that was Ok. but I left the margarine and cheese on the bench a few times. Lost my phone and had to ring it to find it a few times. Couldn’y find the house keys. I had either left them in the front door or put them back in my handbag instead of putting them where they should be.


  • Aw lol, I can picture that dress tucked into the tights after a trip to the ladies :D
    I can’t remember something major, but do remember popping an oven bread in the oven and forgetting to remove the wrapping before baking.


  • I have been a full time working mum for a while. When i had my youngest after 7 years having children it wasnt easy to adjust. One day i dropped off my older 2 children and my baby was 2 weeks old at the time, i get home to open my front door and stop to think ‘why am i home when i should be at work? ‘. I completely forgot i had a baby in the car with me.


  • Oh my!! :-) No, sorry, I don’t have anything to share.


  • I wasn’t too bad however I did keep on going out to the shops in my slippers. I kept forgetting to change my shoes!


  • I cooked a roast for dinner. Chook and vegies in the oven for about 2 hours. Never turned the oven on.


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