If there is a phase in life that we feel on a real roller coaster of feelings, it is during pregnancy. It is the moment that we experience different feelings and sensations in one day. Many people end up not understanding why this occurs and some relationships are even shaken during this time without understanding what is happening, including some partners who are unable to understand and accept the change in mood during pregnancy.
This is a complicated fact for us women too as we have these feelings and mood swings without understanding, ranging from laughter to tears in minutes and for no reason. This is a very common feeling during pregnancy and is linked to hormonal variation and to all the changes that occur in our body and body during this phase.
That is why it is more common to happen in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, where the body has not yet adapted to the hormone pump it is undergoing. In the last weeks of pregnancy closer to the time of delivery, mood swings can happen even more strongly.
After all, beyond the hormonal roller coaster, anxiety at this moment takes over your life. The anxiety about seeing the baby soon, the fear of not being able to be a good mother, the concern with the layette and if she has already managed to get everything she needed and of course with the moment of delivery, which is one of the reasons that takes away the mothers’ sleep.
How to Deal with Mood Swings in Pregnancy?
This is a very complicated point, especially for husbands, after all, facing a woman who is laughing for joy in a second and the next minute is crying as if someone had died is very tense lol. But believe us for women is also not easy !!
Having a feeling that we don’t understand why they end up making us even crazier lol. The best way to face these mood swings in pregnancy is to understand that this will happen by the end of the third trimester and that it is not personal with anyone.
Prepare yourself psychologically to deal with rude words or crossed answers, a lot of sudden crying and unexpected laughter. Have fun with the situation, instead of making it a battlefield and do not be sad if you try to please her and she shows a reaction contrary to what you expected, after all it is uncontrollable and she does not even know that she is acting like this.
Being understanding at this moment is essential to go through this period in peace and without major wear and tear. Take it in stride and if you think it’s best to go away for a few minutes and take a deep breath before answering something. After all, nobody has cockroach blood and we know how difficult it is to endure certain things, but for the reason in question it pays to count to 1,000.
Attention and Affection
Women already need affection and attention normally, during pregnancy this level of need increases even more. So spare no effort to cherish it at this time. A foot massage, a back massage, a coffee watching TV together and an unsolicited compliment are worth gold during this period. The woman already suffers with all the bodily changes, hormone levels in the heights and in the great majority the high esteem is below.
It is up to the husband to give strength and help to keep that feeling in check. Do not forget, she is generating a baby and even with all the changes in her body and weight gain, she remains a woman and likes and needs to feel good and beautiful. Helping her with household chores and chores in general is also a way to please her and reduce stress during this change of mood. The less overwhelmed she feels, the more calm she will be.
Dads, take an active part in the pregnancy and show interest in every detail of this moment, whether it is shopping, medical appointments and even choosing clothes for the layette and always remember, take a deep breath and be very patient with every attitude you don’t like it, after all the pregnancy will not last that long and soon the mood of your beloved will be as it was before .
It is worth alerting that in case an abnormal sadness is noticed, daily and constant melancholy the obstetrician must be informed and if necessary, refer to a therapist. Pregnant women have a great chance of having problems with depression and extending after delivery, leading to postpartum depression.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.