Like all things deemed "female", we perpetuate myths that have no basis in science.
According to new research there's no such thing as "baby brain". Pregnant women and new mother's don't suffer increased memory loss. In fact, they think more strategically and handle stress better than their pre-pregnancy/motherhood selves.
And that would make total sense. Why would women evolve so that - when it matters most - your memory function would lag? You have to protect new life so it would follow that you would think more strategically and be calm, ready to deal with whatever stress was in your environment OR THE BABY WOULD DIE.
When I started thinking about having a baby, I worried that it would affect my performance. Then I read an interview with a famous artist who described how the period after she gave birth was her most prolific and I felt reassured.
I feel strong, grounded, and ready for anything. I can't believe how much I get done in a day while stimulating Grayson and keeping him fed, happy and in one piece. I don't deny him...I don't deny myself...I can cut through any issue or problem with pinpoint precision. And, creatively, the ideas are pouring out of me. I don't search for inspiration because it's right there to my right tugging on my pant leg.
Motherhood has made me a better person. As Betty always says, I am in my power. What a beautiful journey.