During the nine months of pregnancy, a woman’s moods and emotions can range from the highs to low. Pregnancy gives you feeling of overjoyed and excited about having a baby to the lows of feeling impatient, worried and terrified as the delivery motherhood approaches.
Pregnancy can also bring up other issues, such as difficult family relationships, insecurities and unrealistic personal expectations, which may have previously been concealed or ignored. In many mean, it’s beneficial that a woman and her partner have almost a year to adjust to the realities of becoming parents.
What causes mood swings during pregnancy?
Mood Swing during gestation can be caused by stresses, fatigue, changes in your metabolism in the body, or by the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Considerable changes in your hormone levels can affect your level of neurotransmitters. It is known as brain chemicals that regulate mood. Mood swings are mostly experienced during the first trimester and the third trimester as your body prepares for birth.
How To Handle My Mood Swings During Pregnancy?
Mood Swings are just another aspect of the pregnancy experience. During pregnancy mood swing is very normal and expected. Here are some tips to handle your mood swing :
- Get plenty of sleep to boost your mood.
- Be happy feel happy.
- Take a break during the day to relax
- Eat a healthy pregnancy diet.
- Spend time with your partner
- Go for a walk every day.
- Don’t be so hard on yourself
- Try pregnancy yoga class or meditation
- Get a massage
- Take a nap regularly.
- See a movie with a friend
- Get regular physical activity
If your mood swings become more frequent and intense. Then it is crucial and you need to speak with your gynaecologist. You need to discuss options for dealing with severe mood swings, anxiety or depression.