MOOD SWINGS DURING PREGNANCY
🤗 Are you happy and 2 minutes later you are crying and just when you realise you are laughing 😂 you were about to feel completely sad 😞?
If the answer is yes… you are not alone!
📚 The American Pregnancy organisation gives this explanation about the reason behind these uncomfortable feelings.
What causes pregnancy mood swings?
👉🏼 Mood changes during pregnancy can be caused by physical stresses, fatigue, changes in your metabolism, or by the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
👉🏼 Significant changes in your hormone levels can affect your level of neurotransmitters, which are brain chemicals that regulate mood.
👉🏼 Mood swings are mostly experienced during the first trimester between 6 to 10 weeks and then again in the third trimester as your body prepares for birth.
What should I do to treat my mood swings? 🤣😱😭😆😫
👍🏻 It is important to understand that you are not alone; mood swings are just another aspect of the pregnancy experience.
🧘♀️ The following list includes ways to manage your stress level:
- Get plenty of sleep 💤
- Take a break during the day to relax 🙌🏽 yoga could be a very good helper ❤️!
- Get regular physical activity 👍🏽
- Eat well 🥗 * Spend time with your partner ❤️
- Take a nap.💤
- Go for a walk 👣
- Don’t be so hard on yourself!
⁉️Someone else feeling this way 🎢? ⁉️Did you have all these up and downs during your pregnancy?
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