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.