Actor Brian Austin Green banned his wife Megan Fox from driving in the weeks before giving birth to their baby son because her raging hormones clouded her judgement.
The couple welcomed little Noah on 27 September (12) and the Transformers star admits she was eager to get back on the road once the side-effects of pregnancy subsided.
She tells U.S. TV host Jay Leno, “Pregnancy brain is a very, very real thing. I had it so bad that Brian wouldn’t let me drive anymore. I would do things with my cell phone, like I would go get the juice out of the refrigerator and I would leave my phone in the refrigerator… Or I would be walking around yelling, ‘Where is my phone?’, but it would be in my hand…
“Then finally I was driving once and I was talking to one of my friends and we were at a yield sign and I was so engrossed in what she was talking about, that I just stopped driving – and we were in the middle of Los Angeles traffic. Brian was like, ‘That’s not gonna happen again, I’m gonna drive you everywhere from now on.’ It was bad. It’s dangerous!”
Fox isn’t the only new mum to suffer from the condition – actress Reese Witherspoon, who coincidentally gave birth to a baby boy named Tennessee on the same day (27Sep12), also struggled with a foggy memory.
She recently told People.com, “I’m slowly crawling back. I couldn’t remember the other day, what do you call that thing that keeps the food cold? It was the refrigerator. I couldn’t remember the name of it!”