There is pretty much an endless list of side effects to being pregnant. Everyone knows about the intense cravings, the food aversions, and the swollen ankles. But did you know that pregnancy brain is also a thing? It afflicts pregnant people at any and all stages of pregnancy. Parents-to-be often find themselves forgetting simple things, having unexplainable brain farts, and experiencing lapses in memory. Sometimes it is called "momnesia."
And while pregnancy brain is real, it is also...not real. While there is no science to suggests that people's brains actually change while they are pregnant, memory lapses and brain farts can and do easily happen when you are stressed, fatigued, or extra busy. And while you are pregnant, you are probably all of those things all of the time. These tweets from people who are experiencing pregnancy brain are hilarious and also way too real. Even if you haven't experienced pregnancy brain, you will relate to these if you've ever been overtired and stressed out.
Being pregnant is no picnic.I mean, you are growing another person inside of you, after all. That takes a toll on someone's body.
Left the kid
My wife and I went for a walk and halfway through she got scared that we left the baby at the house. It’s still in… https://t.co/c9q4NgkhUk— Jeremy McLellan (@Jeremy McLellan)1519826053.0
No joke. I literally invited all my friends to the wrong house. #Pregnancybrain— Tammin Sursok (@Tammin Sursok)1377049547.0
I just opened the fridge to get my coat out...if that gives any indication how this pregnancy is going 🤦🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️… https://t.co/qs1E7nDvQ0— Maggie Richmond (@Maggie Richmond)1550582349.0
Just put the time I wanted to wake up tomorrow in my calculator instead of my alarm #pregnancybrain— Paige Catherine (@Paige Catherine)1551155483.0
People don’t understand the severity of pregnancy brain until you order food at Wendy’s, pay for it, and just drive… https://t.co/zarDC2RXAO— Lauren Turner (@Lauren Turner)1550760608.0
You know #pregnantbrain is real & in full effect when you put deodorant on your toothbrush instead of toothpaste 🤦🏼♀️ #8monthsandcounting— Erin (@Erin)1534950063.0
Need to pee
I walked into a bathroom stall, placed a toilet seat cover down and then flushed it. Then I walked out of the stall… https://t.co/Wq6Z1e7a4x— david jehnson (@david jehnson)1515102174.0
Night shiftI wonder how far she got. Was it like a "stand up and look at the clock" thing or like a "showered and got dressed and opened the door to leave only to see that it's dark out" thing?
Have a shower - forget to wash out the conditioner. #WTF #PregnancyBrain— ROBYN ULMER (@ROBYN ULMER)1458703698.0
Glass in the refrigerator
Put a glass in the refrigerator instead of the dishwasher this morning 🙄 at least, I think it was this morning 😳#pregnancybrain— Cate (@Cate)1551191269.0
I just heard my wife say, “Why am I taking the dirty dishes into the bathroom?” #pregnancybrain— Josh Burns (@Josh Burns)1458219264.0
Taco French toastThis would definitely not be delicious. Or even edible. Ugh. I'm gagging just thinking about it.
Automatic sinkYeah, most of us don't have automatic sinks in our own homes. That would be pretty sweet, though.
I didn't recognize my shoe because it was upside down and had to ask my husband for help in finding it #pregnancybrain @BkKurre— casey187 (@casey187)1458487374.0
I just went to an appointment I thought was today but it was next week. I also know they are closed on Thursdays an… https://t.co/z15Eu2N6xZ— Lara Neuman (@Lara Neuman)1551320497.0
#pregnancybrain is real...just did a load of laundry without detergent & spent 10 mins looking for my phone while talking on it— Megan Lizotte (@Megan Lizotte)1460076372.0
Katie literally microwaved air yesterday. Lol. #pregnancybrain— Cullen (@Cullen)1451697994.0
Went to the grocery store and forgot almost everything on my list but walked out with Thin Mints and Samoas. #pregnancybrain— Maddi Jones (@Maddi Jones)1551059322.0
Forgot where my dentist was located #pregnancybrain— Rach + Kenn (@Rach + Kenn)1458941321.0
Finally found my phone after two hours in the recycling bin outside. #pregnancybrain— AK Parks (@AK Parks)1458168174.0
Tried to order a lemon drizzle cake instead I asked for a lesbian #pregnancybrain— kerry howard (@kerry howard)1490885690.0
I'm so out of it & its been a while so I couldn't remember which hand my wedding ring goes on...its the left one, correct? #pregnancybrain— Lisa Burstein (@Lisa Burstein)1459346874.0
wow, nothing ruins your Friday more than realizing it’s only Wednesday 🙄 #pregnancybrain— Avery (@Avery)1551279912.0
White broccoliTo be fair, there is such a thing as green cauliflower, and that's not broccoli, so vegetables are confusing.
Searched entire kitchen for cooking spray. Found it in the fridge.😒 #PregnancyBrain #pregnancyproblems— *•.¸♡ No One Likes a Mad Woman ♡¸.•* (@*•.¸♡ No One Likes a Mad Woman ♡¸.•*)1460063746.0
I just left a voicemail and said " please call me back at your convenience. Amen." Instead of "goodbye". #pregnancybrain is real y'all— Virginia Williams (@Virginia Williams)1444861711.0
All day I swore it was my dogs birthday, even posted a picture. It’s 9:05 PM and I just realized that tomorrow is a… https://t.co/O5kwddSORg— Casey Simon (@Casey Simon)1550804730.0
Not your car
I was just leaving work and I got in someone else's car 😂😂 I was like wtf what am I doing #pregnancybrain— Rhoni Contreras✨ (@Rhoni Contreras✨)1501297616.0
I just had the most exciting idea and then completely forgot it. Come on #PregnancyBrain— Kristen Williams (@Kristen Williams)1516136527.0