Pregnancy Mood Swings
Why you get them and What to do
Pregnancy is a rollercoaster of unadulterated joys and utter distress. Not every expecting women will experience them, but those who do will have to learn to roll that way.
There are few reasons for having mood swings during pregnancy. Rest assured, you are not being dramatic.
The biggest reason for mood swings is change in hormone levels. Estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is associated with anxiety, irritability and depression.
First trimester fatigue and late pregnancy sleep deprivation are main factors for tiredness. And even that 'tired' is an understatement.
Fatigue and sleep deprivation
Though it's a physical symptom, it also has mental and psychological effects as well.
Some moms love watching their body evolve, but those who struggle with body image develop complicated feelings.
Anxiety about labour, fear about birth, stress about life is all natural to have but escalation can be intrusive.
Anxiety and Stress
Lack of food can create random outbursts. Keep your tummy full, keep your calm.
What to do?
Exercise relieves stress and enhances your mood. It releases endorphins which gives happy feelings.
It's important to sleep as long as possible. Do whatever you can to get comfortable and get a shuteye.
Surround yourself with your loved ones and explain and talk to them about your feelings.
Talk to loved ones
These emotional waves are temporary. Be patient and show kindness to yourself. This too shall pass.
If you are too anxious or feeling depressed, there is nothing wrong in talking to a therapist. Reach out to a professional for help.
Talk to therapist
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