Pregnancy

Here’s why baby brain is actually a good thing

Are you pregnant or a new mum and feel like you’re forgetting everything? Baby brain can be frustrating and confusing, but it’s actually a good thing!

Turns out it’s not just you being crazy, but baby brain is your own mental baby manual that helps you learn about parenting while on the job.

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Baby brain is a GOOD thing!

Have you ever wished your baby came with an instruction manual? Well the closest thing nature can offer you is baby brain!

Like learning any new skill, baby brain makes you learn by doing. It’s the brain’s way of adapting and reorganising itself to respond to your new environment of being a mama!baby brain

Baby brain also increases your oxytocin levels. Oxytocin (also known as the love hormone) helps new mums produce breast milk and helps the uterus get back its original size. Not only that but it calms you down and makes you braver, more curious and comfortable with asking for help, essential for new mums!

How interesting is that?

The Healthy Mummy has a LARGE social footprint and offers mums access to online support groups. From a Pregnancy Support Group, to a New Mum’s Support Group to even a Weight Loss Support Group…we have created judgement-free online forums to allow mums to connect with other mums to share advice, tips and tricks!

To find out MORE about our support groups or to join the other 100,000 mums in these groups, click HERE.

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So next time you feel like your baby brain is getting you down, remember it’s totally natural and it’s helping you with this new and exciting stage of motherhood!

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written by:

Alex Lilly

Alex is a social media addict and food lover from Sydney's northern beaches. When she's not writing, you can usually find her waiting for the next royal wedding or baby to come along.