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Baby Brain or BirdBrain!

Introduction

This article sheds light on the level of my life that almost every mother goes through. Recently, the term "Mama Brain" is quite common today as researchers continue to explore various medical or psychological fields. I will highlight how or, when "Mama Brain" or, "Baby Brain" or "Pregnancy Brain", the various terms used for this syndrome, begin and how I can overcome it. Currently, no clear evidence or explanation is available anywhere. These are the most fun moments that many moms share. I'll share it myself through this article.

Journey to Mommy / Baby Brain

Life goes well. One day I woke up from my bed as soon as the doorbell rang in the morning. I opened the door and lifted the handle. Everything ran away before my eyes for about 30 seconds. I can't make anyone stand in front of me except the voice. "What happened, madam?" asked my assistant. "Nothing," I said. Not surprisingly, it got confirmed that I was on my way to get pregnant!

Morning sickness, the urge to have good food all the time, fatigue and so on are some of the common symptoms that I am not aware of. Like any curious mother, I read about the various stages of pregnancy on the Internet along with diet. There is one thing that is completely ignored and I don't give it a second thought. My own thoughts have been interrupted!

Everything has changed in my life. I didn't realize that my own home would feel completely new when I first entered it with my newborn child in my arms. I feel as though I'm entering a new home even though I know it. My brain has become cloudy!

Mama Brain Events

I came across the term "mommy" long before I was on the brink of losing it. At first, I thought something was wrong with me and got upset about it. It shook my confidence a bit too. It wasn't until I crossed that stage that I regained my confidence. Looking back on those moments made me realize how funny they were. I'm sure it'll be the same for readers as well.

Before I begin to elaborate on this special term, let me share some of my experienced incidents that did not speak well. It was my third trimester, when I went to the kitchen to boil water, stored utensils containing water on the stove and took it back to my bedroom for rest. After 10 minutes when I returned to the kitchen I did not know anything because the water did not boil. In the confusion, I called my husband to find out what the issue was. However, he quickly insisted on looking at me in a sarcastic manner that water could not boil when the appliance was stored on the stove without a burner!

Post-partum memory loss is also believed to be one of the bizarre episodes. I opened the door to my house to receive the courier. The courier gave me a sheet to sign it. He pointed with his right column, where I was supposed to sign. After looking at the space, I look at the person and look at it as I try to remember my signature! He thinks I have doubts about it and explains that I need to sign it. Happy in the short term, I can remember my signature!

Probably the coolest funny thing I could call it was when my son was 3 years old. I went to school, where I was given a form. I quickly filled in with my kids & names and Birthdays. As soon as I filled the children's DOB, I realized that I had put myself! I put my eyes on the shape for an entire minute and could not recall the complete Birthday! Finally, I had to apply under the formula to get her Birthday as thankful, I remembered the Date and the Month of the Birth:

My wedding year + 2 = My Year of Birth

Mama Brain

These events definitely lead us to the fact that being a mother not only changes her life and her body but also her brain! Recent research highlights the fact that hormone changes in pregnancy and birth can affect brain function in the future. The phenomenon of neglect or spaciness is referred to as the "mama's brain" or, the "momnesia", when it gives birth or the "pregnancy brain" or, "baby's brain", if it is during pregnancy. This process is permanent - brain change and not brain fog. It is a frustrating habit of pregnancy and motherhood. "Pregnancy and motherhood are life-changing events that bring about a profound change in women's psychology and physiology," said Liisa Galea at the University of British Columbia. It makes it difficult to maintain focus on any work. A mother cannot effectively manipulate and organize her information. We know that the mother's body changes dramatically and hormones in pregnancy and motherhood but that change is inevitable as well.

There are some of us who may have heard from mother or mother when giving birth it is easier for a child to raise a child. I believe it can be difficult to give birth too. With neurological, psychological, and hormonal changes in the body, the mother's brain circuitry is likely to be affected. No matter how hard a mother tries, she feels blurred and tongue tied. The structure and function of the brain are modified following a small but significant increase in the amount of gray matter. Brain regions such as the hypothalamus, amygdala, parietal lobe and prefrontal cortex appear to change. This area of ​​the brain is the "motivation" area and is responsible for emotions, reasoning, judgment, sensation and reward behavior. She believes that any change in the "rewarding" center of the brain leads to a "protective" behavior of a mother, prompting her to better nurture and bond with her baby. This does not mean that the ability of the brain is altered. My mom's IQ has not changed but her priority!

Symptoms of any syndrome raise the obvious question, knowing the cause. Why do you have a brain? Is it simply because of the hormone cocktail? Yes, but mom's brain is a byproduct of sleep deprivation and the highest demand for newborn baby care - sleep is paramount. Any brain function of a healthy person, even if she is not a mother, will have an impact if she suffers from chronic and chronic sleep deprivation. When a woman does not get enough sleep and multiple tasks, her memory is not as sharp. New levels of hormone surgery and priorities can contribute to fatigue. In addition to anxiety, irritability, mood swings, depression and anxiety are also symptoms of the lungs. This memory impairment syndrome can also affect cognitive performance especially with "executive" complex brain functions such as multi-tasking, planning, organizing and so on. Louann Brizendine, MD, director of the Mood and Hormone Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco, says, "Women accumulate up to 700 hours of sleep debt in the first year after pregnancy, and this causes the brain to be the best at anything other than taking care of a baby." Even the breakdown of sleep that a new mommy gets is not enough because she does not get a deeper level or, more importantly, sleep recovery. "Disturbed sleep patterns can lead to increased cortisol levels," said Jens Pruessner, director of the McGill School for Aging. Cortisol is a steroid hormone or, more commonly known as a "stress" hormone. Pregnant and post-partum mothers have this excess hormone, which is needed for fetal development and gives them the energy to withstand the birth. Cortisol not only provides the energy to withstand any increase in demand or, any threat at hand, but also closes the area of ​​the brain that allows one to think more clearly. This explains how a mother can no longer sleep at midnight after calming the baby to sleep.

Some researchers also think of the brain as a myth. Some have claimed that fog camps multiply with the mother. Many experts believe that it is no longer a myth and describes it as hormone disruption, disturbed sleep patterns and / or the need to quickly learn new skills and tasks to care for their baby.

I love following funny quotes while studying my mama's brain:

"Some people may think I forgot. However, I have BMS - Busy Mother Busy."

In conclusion

As Ronda Byrne calls it "Secret", the more we think about it, the sooner the Universe gives it back to us. So, for all the moms out there, the more they worry about your brain, the worse it will be. Instead of worrying, they can try to find ways to reduce their influence:

  1. Write down the points, if needed
  2. Stay in touch with friends or, join the book community / club and more
  3. Try to sleep well
  4. De-stress yourself with yoga or other simple, relaxing breathing techniques or, drawing or, any of your other hobbies
  5. Eating a balanced diet emphasizes on fruits, vegetables, nuts, healthy fats, turmeric and others.
  6. Reduce and don't focus on all aspects of life. Lose things, which you need to remember
  7. Be physical like walking, stretching, swimming etc.
  8. Have a regular life or, structured by doing your daily activities to the best of your ability
  9. Try some brain exercises like brain teasers, puzzles, logic problems and more. It's best to learn some of the skills that go against it. For example, one can do drawings and drawings even if he is a poor artist

There's nothing to be ashamed of in any "mommy" brain moment but proud to be a woman who can do one of the most difficult jobs in the world, taking care of a baby!



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