Brain Fog Mom

Posted by Swati on Feb 16, 2010 in Articles, Random Thoughts |

Remember when you were pregnant and you felt like there was a recurring FOG surrounding your brain?  Remember how after you had that kid, you still had the FOG? (if you don’t remember,  it’s because of the FOG).

This is a hilarious article about a phenomenon that all of us moms know about (and probably some dads by association): Placenta Brain.  It’s written by Jeanne Sager at

My favorite lines include:

“My brain was sucked out around the time I was passing the placenta… So this new study in the British Journal of Psychology that contends that scientists “found no evidence of persistent cognitive deterioration being associated with pregnancy or motherhood” is really cramping my style. They’ve even gone so far as to tell the BBC that ” obstetricians, family doctors, and midwives may need to use the findings from this study to promote the fact that ‘placenta brain’ is not inevitable…First they steal my name for it, and now they’re stealing the whole excuse away from me?”

You must read it!!

Enjoy it at:

– Swati

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  • Naomi says:

    AWESOME, Swati!!! I’m definitely going to blame my mommy brain on my placenta too. PS I have another placenta post up my sleeve, but I am afraid to post it yet, cuz I’m kinda thinking my readers have about had it with all my placenta eating talk. I think I’m making some people sick to their stomachs:) For the record, your placenta post was nice and tasteful!!! Love ya, Swati.

  • Swati says:

    Naomi: You have to post it…I love them! I hope it’s an update on the woman who ate hers!!
    XO back to you –

  • MoreThanAMom says:

    OMG, my sister (who is currently preggo) and I were just talking about this last night! Thanks for the article!

  • mrsblogalot says:

    LOL at Naomi’s comment!

    Apparently, my placenta has a lot to answer for.

  • parenting ad absurdum says:

    This is hilarious, and so very, very true. My kids are four and two, and I still find myself doing things like putting my keys in the microwave.

    Thanks for the sweet note on mbc!


  • My solution for brain fog? Coffee, and lots of it. Course, that’s pretty much my solution for everything. When the going gets rough, I use the time-honored trick for making a quick get-away. You know, the one wherein you shout, “What’s that over there?” And when they turn their little heads to look, you run like crazy for the local Starbucks. There, the baristas can mainline espresso directly through an IV (or mine do, anyway). Such therapy can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the circumstances surrounding my hasty exit. And you always, always turn your cell phone off ’cause those little arms can be mighty long, if you know what I mean.

  • Katie says:

    I don’t care what anyone says….I was WAYYYYYYY smarter before kids than I am now! Some how….I can’t remember anything…Even when I’m in the middle of a conversation, I sometimes lose my train of thought. Or walk into a room and forget what I went in there for. Pregnancy was toxic for my brain. It was toxic on my tummy area too, but fast food and powered sugar donuts didn’t really help either. :) I seriously need medicine to help me concentrate through the day…but, that is just me – I’m sure! LOL

    Following you from MBC.


  • Beth says:

    Oh – I can so relate to this syndrome and I haven’t been pregnant in a long while. Great inf and I love your book review section!

  • Alexandra says:

    lol!! too funny!

    found you at MBC and love your blog :)

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