Is "Pregnancy Brain" real?

Did you forget what you were just about to say? Do you have zero clue what day it is or which meeting you have this afternoon? Welcome to pregnancy brain, when you can’t remember sh*t! (FYI this also leads into “mom brain” once you have the baby.) So first thing’s first. Pregnancy brain is 100% normal, especially if you’re feeling busy, stressed or short on sleep. Surging hormone levels don’t help (all that progesterone and estrogen can wreak havoc on your brain), as well as trying to decide which crib you’re buying, how childcare is going to work out and whether you’re going to have an easy delivery. You only have so many balls you can keep in the air, so take it easy on yourself, and remember these three magic words: Write. It. Down.