Pregnancy is a stressful time in life as it is. You feel a range of new emotions and the realization that your life is changing is overwhelming. Pregnancy brings about exhaustion stress and hormonal changes that affect your mood.
In addition to hormonal changes some very important questions bother young mothers-to-be. They wonder whether they will be good parents, whether they are doing it all right, whether they will be able to manage financially.
The period when your mood swings are the most prominent is the first trimester, in particular first 6-10 weeks of your pregnancy.
How to treat mood swings?
You should be well aware that many women have been in your state before and have experienced these mood swings. What you are feeling and experiencing is normal, but it doesn’t mean you should just live that way.
Get plenty of rest
Fatigue is one of the reasons you get your mood swings. So sleep well, rest a lot and you might just be able to cope with them. Put unnecessary chores away and concentrate on pampering yourself instead.
Spend time with your partner
Reassuring your partner of your love and connection and being constantly reassured in his love to you will help you move a step closer to emotional and mental sanity during the pregnancy. Spending time together strengthens your relationship, which will affect your life after the baby is born in a very positive way.
Do more of what makes you happy
Spend time with your partner, friends or just some alone time with your hobbies. Be sure to spend time doing something for you that will affect your mood swings in a very positive way. After all, you should keep you happy and calm and this will keep your emotions at bay.
Understand that your partner is going through a big change in his life as well and you both should talk about it and share your concerns. This will keep your relationship healthy and in the end you will not have any unpleasant surprises.
It is known that exercising can help deal with stress. During the early stages of the pregnancy there are not as many restrictions as to sports. You can do yoga, go jogging or do some simple sets of exercises. Physical activity makes you feel better about yourself and this is always great! Be sure to clear physical activity ideas with your OBGYN first.
What to do when your mood swings don’t go away?
Sometimes the periods of depression can last for weeks, and in these cases it is advised to seek professional help. Clinical depression is a common thing in women during pregnancy and the first months after childbirth. In such cases it should be treated medically. Some symptoms that may tip you off about your depressions: anxiety that doesn’t go away, sleep disorders, memory loss, short attention span, eating habits disorder.
On the early stages of pregnancy it is important to take care of your health to ensure that both your physical state and your mentality are sound and nothing threatens your baby and your relationship with people around you.