Does pregnancy and motherhood affect mental powers of focus, concentration, memory etc much to the height of being unable to study? Actually i completed my mbbs in 2015 and was working as a junior resident. I was planning to prepare for pg exam but the day i decided to leave job for preparation I realised that i was pregnant (6 weeks). Now i am at 11 weeks. I am worried about my carrier.; The difficulty of neet pg exam and my own distance from studies on the last 2 years due to long duty hours along with the pregnancy are making me go crazy! Please give me some suggestion or motivation to go on with this pregnancy!

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Manveen (Motheropedia_Blog)

Hey Amrita... pregnancy doesn’t affect but you are feeling all his due to hormonal changes... there are people who work till last month of their pregnancy and some who get into their hobbies during pregnancy and later they make hurt hobbies into profession and grow big.. so don’t blame on pregnancy but ya when you have baby then things in life, priorities and focus change and is more inclined towards baby... don’t loose heart if you have will will excel in your career after baby also... stay happy and all the best

Hey amrita hang in there sweety. Being pregnant and studying at the same time can be overwhelming but its not impossible! We hv lots of moms here who hv appeared for exams while being pregnant or with a small baby. U will go thru good days & bad days. Just find a good friend who can be ur study partner. U can ping us whenever u need a pep talk. Tc.

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Hey AMRITA i think during pregnancy there is a little effect on mind due to hormonal changes but not too much..its still early ,u can prepare for ur exams by proper planning and making adjustments wenever required,just eat healthy and be positive,dont stress over anything..pregnancy is going to change u but for good..u will be stronger everyday...al the best...

Amrita pregnancy hormonal changes can cause you to feel a little differently than normal. Small things which would otherwise not affect you may feel overwhelming. There is a little bit of forgetfulness that does happen which many women find amusing as they tend to forget small things in day to day life. However it is not impossible to study along with being pregnant with a little bit of planning and discipline. I personally also run a training organisation for birth professionals and although our course is not as rigourous as neet prep we have had many students fall pregnant in the duration of the course and we encourage them to finish up before the delivery so that they can have more time for baby after. So relax enjoy the pregnancy most important accept the pregnancy. If you consider it a problem then it will be a problem. Then you should be able to manage both the pregnancy and your studies.

Definitely pregnancy takes a toll on our bodies physically and mentally, we feel exhausted very soon, have pains here and there, difficulty in concentration, even a small activity feels like a huge task! Pre-pg is itself a big challenge but definitely not impossible, have seen some examples in my family and friend circle! Optimise ur good days really well so u can very well relax and be able to spare time when needed, start preparing from now on, revise/practice questions when u are not in a capacity to gather anything new, u may take help from husband, seniors or join crash course/take test series!
Most importantly take care of urself, eat healthy and be positive, try ur best, if not don't lose heart u may crack it post baby too. We have to go family way at one point or the other, why not now! U r blessed with a really wonderful creation of god enjoy this phase and u will never regret the decision!

Thank you all for your suggestions!

Hey. I was studying fr my exams when I conceived first time, I tried to continue but gave up as I was a bad case of hyperemesis gravidarum lasting till 23 weeks.
It is possible to study during pregnancy.
But r u planning to join residency if u clear the neet?
I prepared for my exams after baby was 3 months n believe me it was one of the toughest phases of my life to study n go fr exams while managing an infant.

Hi amrita your worries are genuine during this phase of your life but still you can manage nicely with your positive attitude towards the situation and for that meditation is best medicine for you it will give relaxation of mind and soul and you feel more energetic and postive.Rest you are strong women you will manage very well.Allthe best dear.

Its really inspiring fof all mom and mom to be ... thanks a lot friends ...

Deepti Tanwar yes dear i was so confused at that time but after having the baby in my arms all my confusion has taken backseat and the baby is the only priority. Everything else can wait but not my baby's growth. I am trying hard to get back my career on track but its not easy. Still i have not left hopes. I don't know if i can call it a hope or is it a distant dream!???
Waiting for destiny to take its due course. Left everything on the almighty.

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