You might have heard of it, or you might be one of the lucky ones to have experienced it first-hand. “Pregnancy brain” can make you do some funny and crazy things.
I think it stems from a combination of hormones doing funny things to the body and your body being tired from, you know, growing a human. It makes me tired just thinking of doing that all again. Pregnancy brain hit me each time I was pregnant. I am normally a very organized person and I found that I was forgetting things, losing things, and generally not feeling like myself.
We asked Babble readers about the craziest things they did while under the pregnancy brain influence. I found myself nodding to many of the responses — I’ve done many of the same things!
1. Locked keys
“I actually locked my keys in the car with it running when I was pregnant with my son!”
2. Wrong house
“I went in to my neighbor’s apartment instead of mine.”
“I tried to wash my hands with toothpaste!”
4. What was I thinking?
“I very calmly and coolly lifted the lid to the toilet, tossed my hairbrush in, and then closed the lid!”
5. Then I cried
“I went into a store, forgot what I was in there for and started crying … needless to say I got out of there fast!”
6. Left the stove on
“Left the stove on after dinner, went to sleep, and didn’t realize it was on until I woke up overheated in the middle of the night. I’m lucky that’s all that happened!”
7. Took me a day
“It took me a day to realize that I had shaved the same leg twice while totally neglecting the other leg. True story.”
8. A tad early
“I showed up 24 hours early for an appointment in my 5th month. Then promptly forgot about it the next day when I was actually supposed to be there.”
9. Where’s my car?
“When I was pregnant I lost my car every time I parked.”
10. Went right by
“When I was driving home from the store I drove right past my house.”
11. It doesn’t go there
“Put milk in the pantry.”
12. Wrong kid
“Once turned around to a child in the supermarket who was saying “mum mum mum” over and over and told them to shut up. It wasnt until I looked that I realized he wasn’t mine, as my son was at school. I had to apologize to the mother.”
13. At least it smelled good
“While cleaning (or an attempt to clean), I sprayed my counter tops with Febreze instead of 409. Not as effective, but my kitchen smelled lovely!”
14. Always took 3 times
“While leaving the house I would ALWAYS forget something. It would take me at least 3 tries to leave. And I would go places and forget why.”
15. Breaking the law
“Ran a red light.”
What is the craziest thing pregnancy brain made you do?