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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Brain Shrinkage During Pregnancy

 Crazymel78 - Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:04 am

I am hoping someone can help me with this question. Does your brain shrink during pregnancy ????


 crbrooks - Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:13 am

I think that has to be the oddest thing I've ever heard. I'm just under 12 weeks preg. and it does seem somedays that i tend to be more forgetful and a little ditzy. I have a friend that just had a baby 6 months ago and she tells me it's normal. I just don't think it's possible for your brain to actually shrink during pregnancy though, but then again i'm not a doc. either.

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