How To Cope With Mood Swings During Pregnancy?

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How To Cope With Mood Swings During Pregnancy?

If you are pregnant, you must be having some experience with mood swings. You are not alone; mood swings are common during pregnancy. At some moment, you are excited and happy, whereas you are stressed or overwhelmed in the next minute.

Questions such as - will I be a good parent? Or am I doing the right thing, etc., gets overloaded and makes you irritable.

Pregnancy is a life-changing phase and involves loads of physical and emotional changes. And thus, understanding these changes can help you to cope with mood swings during pregnancy.


What Cause Mood Swings During Pregnancy?

Mood swings during pregnancy happen due to physical stress, fatigue, hormones, and changes in metabolism function. Significant changes in hormones affect the functioning of the brain that regulates your mood. Mood swings are mostly experienced during the first trimester and then again in the third trimester as your body prepares for birth.

 

“Mood swings are just another aspect of the pregnancy experience. And you’re not alone in this journey; mood swings are common during pregnancy.”


What Should I Do To Treat My Mood Swings?

Mood swings are just another aspect of the pregnancy experience. And you’re not alone in this journey; mood swings are common during pregnancy. You can adopt the following ways to cope with mood swings during pregnancy.

 

  • Get plenty of rest and sound sleep.
  • Take out some time to relax. If this is your second pregnancy, take a break from your household chores and stop running behind your elder one; have some me-time.
  • Stay physically active.
  • Eat well and spend some time with your friends.
  • Get a leg and shoulder massage.

 

When Should I seel Professional Help?

If your mood swings last longer than a week and do not seem to be in control, seek your doctor’s help. It is important to talk with your doctor about how you feel about certain things around you. This sort of communication helps in dealing with mood swings during pregnancy.

 

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Take Care!

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