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Concentration and pregnancy

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    Liquorice is offline Registered User
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    Concentration and pregnancy

    Does anyone else suffer from a really short attention span and inability to concentrate? Is this a common pregnancy "side effect" or is it just me?

    For the first three months I was rubbish at work because I was so exhausted. After that I was good for 1 and a half months (lots of energy too), but now at 24 weeks I am starting to really underperform at work again because I just can't seem to concentrate on anything...

    ...of course it might just be because I have something so much more interesting to look forward to in a couple of months.

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    Bumps Guest
    Very common and well documented. Weird, isn't it!

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    I got fired from a PT job when I was about 4-5 months pregnant because I somehow forgot about a shift. I simply thought it was a different day. It had never happened to me before and was mortifying.
    I remember how new and exciting the first pregnancy was. Lots to think about, lots to plan for. Plus, all the hormone changes make it even worse.

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    I found it got worse after I had my son and daughter (for about 3 months)! I used to walk into a room and completely forget why I had gone there, misplace nearly everything (except the baby!) and as for counting..... forget about it!

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    Did you see Desperate Housewives tonight? Funny, as Lynette had the same issue!

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    I'm at 36 weeks now. Had to attend 4 hours worth of meetings yesterday to plan the school year ahead and honestly, I couldn't concentrate! Throughout the pregnancy, I had to have a cup of tea (for the caffeine) every morning then once again at lunch to ensure that I could do my job as well as before.

    And, my sense of direction which is usually good has just totally lapsed!
    Some days it feels like I've had a labotomy! Even my husband is amused!
    “If you want to get to the castle, you’ve got to swim the moat.” Richard Jenkins in Eat Pray Love

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cupcakes View Post
    Did you see Desperate Housewives tonight? Funny, as Lynette had the same issue!
    Happy Birthday Polly!

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    Poor Polly! :)

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