Mom Brain: 6 Symptoms & Solutions

Mom Brain: 6 Symptoms & Solutions

By Shannan Garrison

Do you feel that your brain has changed? During pregnancy? After baby?

Mom brain. It is a thing! Also called momnesia, pregnancy brain, baby brain…
science has confirmed that it exists. (1)

6 symptoms of mom brain:

1. Insomnia
2. Inability to remember simple things
3. Frequently losing your train of thought
4. Inability to focus on logical tasks
5. General feeling of “brain fog” throughout the day
6. Constantly misplacing objects

 

6 solutions for mom brain:

While there are some things you cannot change at all (I'm looking at you, hormones!), there are many things that are in your hands.

1. Drink Water
Water provides energy to brain cells more effectively than any other substance.
Quick tip: Keep a 32 ounce water bottle near you at all times.

2. Sleep When You Can
Supporting a healthy sleep pattern should be a priority as soon as you are able.
Quick tip: Naps. Not just for baby. For you. Nap whenever and wherever.

3. Limit Multitasking
For your brain’s sake, multitasking should be used only when absolutely needed.
Quick tip: Spend at least 20 minutes doing one task exclusively.

4. Eat Choosy
Eating a diet rich in healthy fats, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other key nutrients is crucial for your brain health.
Quick tip: Increase leafy greens and eat plenty of high quality proteins and fats.

5. Supplement Gaps in Diet
DHA, Probiotics, Vitamin D, Iron, Antioxidants, and Methylfolate are so important for neuro-nutrition—supporting mood, energy, sleep, focus, and memory.
Quick tip: Mama Bird Prenatal Multi+ and One Fish, Two Fish Prenatal DHA can support you and your baby’s growing needs.

6. Breathe Deep
Brain cells are very sensitive to decreases in oxygen levels and don’t survive or function well very long without it.

Quick tip: Set a timer to remind yourself to do a breathing exercise; even a few minutes can energize your brain

 

Mama Bird Prenatal Multi+
Using Advanced Neuro-Nutrition™, it’s designed to support you and your baby’s growing needs at every stage of pregnancy.

  • Can support healthy neuro-development
  • Promotes the body's energy production
  • Improves memory & brain processing speed

 

One Fish, Two Fish Prenatal DHA
Created to help pregnant women bridge the diet gap and avoid DHA deficiencies during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

  • Vital for your baby’s neurodevelopment
  • Boosts mom’s mood, sleep, and memory
  • Our bodies don’t make it, so you have to take it  

 

1. Nature Neuroscience volume 20, pages 287–296 (2017)


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