Mood swings during pregnancy are quite normal. A lot of attention is given to the physical changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy, but emotional changes are given less consideration which can make them feel depressed.
In addition to the physical health, a woman’s emotional well being and mental attitude also play an important role in pregnancy.
During the nine months, a woman’s mood and feelings can be elevated by making her feel happy and excited about the unborn child.
Mood swings during pregnancy
Many women are anxious for pregnancy and motherhood at some point in their life. But once you become pregnant, whether pregnancy has been planned or not, your emotions can be different than what you had initially expected. Women who feel frightened can easily be surprised; those who thought that they were ready may suddenly feel uncertain.
In fact, the feelings of a woman vary with every passing quarter, and each stage raises its emotional issues.
- First trimester: you can fight with the fact that you are pregnant.
- Second trimester: you can focus on the assumption that you really want the child.
- Third trimester: you move forward considering the responsibilities and the happiness of being a mother. This is a big emotional adjustment!
Changes in family dynamics
Pregnancy changes family mobility also. There are changes in the family as your responsibilities are increased. Addition of a little one to the family can sometimes be stressful. Hormonal changes in your body can increase your emotions. But, having a child is a wonderful part of your life.
What should you do to treat your mood swings during pregnancy?
Here we have a short list of emotional changes and mood swings. These occur due to hormonal changes. So, try to keep calm, take good sleep and rest to deal with it.
- Excited, mixed feelings
- Forgetful and unclear
- Healthy and ‘glow’
- I hate being pregnant!
- Thinking about how a child looks and which gender
- Great or scary dreams
- Physical image and sexuality
- Think about your relationship with your mother
- Feeling sad
- Depression and anxiety
Monitor your mood swings
Although the above all are normal, you can take steps to reduce your mood swings during this exciting, but stressful, time.
- Be physically fit, eat well, exercise, and relax a lot. If you do not feel well or are tired, then you are more likely to be anxious or distressed.
- Become notified, for example, take part in prenatal classes and delivery classes, and read books about pregnancy. What to expect, hearing from professionals, and getting help from other parents can help reduce stress.
- Share your thoughts and feelings with your partner, friend, or family members.
Need to seek Expert help
Before taking any medication, including herbal remedies for depression or mood swings, check with your doctor.
Remember to take good care of yourself. It’s for you and for your unborn baby. Many years after delivery when you will look back, you will miss these nine months a lot.
“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every Moment!”
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