New Study Suggests Having Kids Boosts Moms’ Memories – Wait, What Was I Saying?

You know how once an embryo nestles in your uterus you’re struck with “pregnancy brain”? Yeah, that happened to me. Apparently it’s supposed to go away some time after you give birth when your brain swells down and you start sleeping normal again or something. I’m no doctor or anything but I’m pretty sure that’s a lie.

I remember (hey look, an actual memory!) shopping with my 9-month-old baby and a girlfriend in Kohl’s when I completely lost the word “chandelier” from my vocabulary. Don’t ask me what I was talking about, I obviously don’t remember, but there I was, standing in the Daisy Fuentes collection verbally reduced to describing a chandelier as a “pretty ceiling light thingy that sometimes has sparkles and hangy thingies.” It was baaaad.

I chalked it up to “mommy brain” as a natural progression of “pregnancy brain”. My friend and I both had a good laugh and life went on … at least I assume it did; I really don’t remember.

As is turns out, my memory’s descent into the maternal rabbit hole of forgetfulness may be the exception. My Health News Daily reports that new scientific study findings suggest that having a baby may improve a woman’s memory. Hrumph, you could have fooled me

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