10 Tips To Combat Forgetfullness

August 21, 2017

10 Tips To Combat Forgetfullness

"Oops, I forgot!" - sounds familiar? If you are pregnant and often found yourself in a situation where it's challenging for you to remember things, you are not alone.

What causes pregnancy brain?

1. Pregnancy hormones
2. Lack of quality shut-eye
3. Changes in the way your brain functions. The activity on the side of the brain associated with emotional skills has been shown to increase. This ought to make you better attuned to your baby’s facial emotions at birth.
4. Your brain cell volume decreases during the third trimester. Not to worry, it plumps back up a few months after delivery.

Here are 10 ways to combat "Mumnesia":

1. Keep calm. Being stressed will only cloud your brain more.

2. Write down reminders and stick them in obvious places.

3. Stash a notebook in your handbag so you can jot down notes and questions.

4. Use your phone to create to-do lists and set alarms to remind you of important appointments.

5. Get as much rest as possible. There’s little you can accomplish while fighting fatigue.

6. Delegate responsibilities so you’re not in charge of too many things.

7. Take choline-rich foods, on top of your prenatal supplement, to boost both yours and your baby’s brain functions. Examples are beef, milk, wheat germ and nuts.

8. Load up on DHA-rich food – good for both yours and baby’s brain. They’re found in Omega-3 eggs and oily fish.

9. Keep it light! Don't beat yourself of about it. A sense of humour is a useful tool to get through this phase.

10. Skip the gingko – this “memory-booster” has not been proven safe to be taken during pregnancy.

Of course with every advise, it's best to use your own discretion, check with your doctor if you are unsure and listen to your own body. A happy mummy leads to a happy baby!


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Size Chart

 Maternity & Nursing 

Tops / Dresses / Bottoms
Spring Size XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
US 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
EU 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
FR 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
IT 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
Bust (inch) 34 36 38 40 42.5 45 47.5
Bust (cm) 86.5 91.5 96.5 101.5 108 114.5 120.5
Hips (in) 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Hips (cm) 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 111.5 117 122
 

Intimates

Panties
Spring Size S–M L–XL
US 0 4 6 12
UK 4 8 10 16
EU 32 36 38 44
FR 34 38 40 46
IT 36 40 42 48
Hips (in) 34 37 38 43
Hips (cm) 86.5 94 97 109.5

Bra

 
International Size Conversion
AU/NZ US UK EU/CN
12B 34B 34C 75C
12C 34C 34D 75D
12D 34D 34DD 75E
12DD 34DD 34E 75F
14B 36B 36C 80C
14C 36C 36D 80D
14D 36D 36DD 80E
14DD 36DD 36E 80F
14E 36E 36F 80G
16B 38B 38C 85C
16C 38C 38D 85D
16D 38D 38DD 85E
16DD 38DD 38E 85F
16E 38E 38F 85G
18C 40C 40D 90D
18D 40D 40DD 90E
18DD 40DD 40E 90F
20D 42C 42DD 95E
20DD 42DD 42E 95F
 

Baby/Kid Size Chart

Rompers, Tops & Pants

Spring Size

Height (cm)

Weight (kg)

0–3 months

55–61

3.6–5.7

3–6 months

62–67

5.7–7.5

6–12 months

68–78

7.5–11

2 years

79–86

11.1–13.6

3 years

87–94

13.7–15