“Baby Brain” is Real – 5 Crazy Ways Pregnancy Changes Your Brain

Anne Lamott wrote that each baby comes out clutching a third of its mother’s brain. And in my experience, that feels about right! Just the other day, I warned my husband that I may be experiencing early onset dementia.

Baby brain exists

Most moms have experienced what is known as “baby brain.” And sure, sleep deprivation has a lot to do with why many of us feel a bit… dimmer after giving birth. But is there more going on besides the missing Zzzs? Turns out, our brains really do undergo some surprising changes during pregnancy.