The other day, I was thinking back on Little Buddy’s birth and looking at his newborn photos. (I’m not sure why people claim that you forget the pain immediately after delivery because I certainly haven’t, and it’s been over a year. That’s not to say that I don’t want more children. I definitely do. But I can still recall the awfulness of the contractions and how quickly they came on, with very little rest in between, after having my water broken.)
I’m wondering if anyone else experienced brain fog during and after labor? Mine started several hours after I was induced. At that point, I hadn’t eaten anything for a good 12 hours, per hospital policy. The brain fog continued until about a week postpartum. It didn’t affect me as much during the day, as long as I didn’t attempt to do anything that required a lot of brain power,. But in the evenings, I was incredibly overwhelmed and ended up in tears multiple times. I was so grateful to have help from my mom during the day and Mr. Handsome in the evenings. A postpartum woman should not be left alone until the baby is at least a week old, in my opinion.
I’m not sure if the brain fog it was due to the Pitocin given during my induction, or the exhaustion, or the 30 hours without food, or maybe a combination of all those factors. Unfortunately, all of those factors were completely unavoidable. I’m just curious if anyone else had the same thing happen?