Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A few words on "Pregnancy Brain"

Whether or not there is such a thing as “Pregnancy Brain” or “Momnesia” is a matter of debate. According to WebMD there are of course several factors that can contribute to memory issues that some say can occur during pregnancy. For one, you’re not getting the best sleep which can always contribute to forgetfulness. Other factors include the additional hormones that can affect brain function in weird ways. Now, I will admit that at times I feel forgetful, but I don’t think it’s anymore noticeable than when I wasn’t carrying this little bundle of hormones. So I have to say, it irritates me when people at work just attribute any mistake to my pregnancy. Now, the main culprit, I had already been aware of his thoughts on pregnant women as when I first started there, one of the clients was pregnant and a mistake had been noted on her file. Well Mr. Perfect said “What do you expect? She’s pregnant”. I was offended back then! Well, he hadn’t said anything like that to me… that is until yesterday. I had mistakenly drafted some documents to the wrong person and when I handed him back the corrected documents I had apologized for the mistake and he said “That’s ok. You’re pregnant” Really!!? I hadn’t noticed! I really wanted to say… “That’s ok. You’re a…. Okay, I won’t finish that sentence because I’m the bigger person, but I’m sure you can use your imagination. Then today, we received some documents that I had inadvertently mailed to the wrong attorney’s office. This was on a file for a female attorney that I don’t mind working for as she is always polite and considerate. I explained that I must have grabbed the wrong envelope when I mailed it. She smiled and said “it must be that pregnancy brain”. Her too!? Ok… everyone makes mistakes but it irritates me when people want to attribute it to my pregnancy! True, there are some preggo’s out there that will use the “Pregnancy Brain” as an excuse, and I guess that’s fine for them, but I don’t think it should be an assumption from others. Okay, maybe I’m overreacting a little… but only a little! And I won’t attribute that to pregnancy either! :) That I do anyway, without the help of hormonal interference.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I say, to hell with them! His excuse must be that he's simply a MAN!