Q&A: Does Pregnancy Cause Memory Problems?

Is it true that pregnancy causes memory problems?
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ByColleen Canney
Updated
Mar 2017
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Yep, looks like this one’s more than just an old wives’ tale after all (sweet vindication!). According to a study by two Australian researchers, pregnant women tend to have trouble multitasking and are likely to have worse short-term memory than those who aren’t pregnant.

While researchers aren’t sure exactly why memory would take a hit during such an inconvenient time (as if you didn’t have enough things to deal with right now), they believe it could be blamed on an all-too-common culprit: all those raging hormones.

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