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Mood Swings During Pregnancy

Mood Swings During Pregnancy - Pregnancy - 2021

MOOD SWINGS DURING PREGNANCY

πŸ€— Are you happy and 2 minutes later you are crying and just when you realise you are laughing πŸ˜‚ you were about to feel completely sad 😞?

If the answer is yes… you are not alone!

πŸ“š The American Pregnancy organisation gives this explanation about the reason behind these uncomfortable feelings.

What causes pregnancy mood swings?

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Mood changes during pregnancy can be caused by physical stresses, fatigue, changes in your metabolism, or by the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Significant changes in your hormone levels can affect your level of neurotransmitters, which are brain chemicals that regulate mood.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 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? πŸ€£πŸ˜±πŸ˜­πŸ˜†πŸ˜«

πŸ‘πŸ» It is important to understand that you are not alone; mood swings are just another aspect of the pregnancy experience.

πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ The following list includes ways to manage your stress level:

  • Get plenty of sleep πŸ’€
  • Take a break during the day to relax πŸ™ŒπŸ½ yoga could be a very good helper ❀️!
  • Get regular physical activity πŸ‘πŸ½
  • Eat well πŸ₯— * Spend time with your partner ❀️
  • Take a nap.πŸ’€
  • Go for a walk πŸ‘£
  • Don’t be so hard on yourself!

⁉️Someone else feeling this way 🎒? ⁉️Did you have all these up and downs during your pregnancy?

Image Credit @bumptobabyacademy on Instagram

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