I heard from a few friends they felt that after pregnancy, their memory became worse. One even went on to say she felt like she gave a part of her brain to her kids, and said "I used to be smarter" HAHA. Another said it's cause of epidural, not pregnancy.
Is this normal? How and why does pregnancy affect memory? Is it even true....? Could it just be lack of sleep after a newborn?
If it is true, how can I reduce the effects? Should I take supplments before pregnancy? And how can I "recover" after pregnancy?