First time mom-to-be here and desperately looking for advice. I am historically a high performer and a hard worker. My work ethic and quality of work is something I pride myself on.
Enter pregnancy brain... I thought “Oh, I’ll just stay organized and it won’t happen to me.” I was wrong and I am at the end of my rope. I feel like my performance is slipping. I’m not to the point where my boss has mentioned it as a problem, but I have been called out on missing deadlines, missing project directions in emails, etc. This is so unlike me and I am petrified.
I also feel like if I slow down to get my work done well, I get so much less done than I normally would and I don’t want that to become an issue either.
How do I realistically combat this while also accepting this as my new normal for the remaining three months of my pregnancy (and potentially infanthood, too!)?