Mood Swings Easily During Pregnancy?
Afternoon, r nI want to ask. sometimes I feel that everyone hates me, everyone treats me like they don’t like me r nAnd there are times when my husband is angry I immediately feel hurt and cry, my mind feels mixed, feelings of uneasiness etc. r n r n Even though I’m pregnant r nIs this due to the influence of pregnancy hormones, or am I really under stress ??? r nThank you
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.
Moods that are often sad, irritable, angry for no apparent reason, even crying are common in pregnant women. This is the effect of a significant increase in female hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone, during pregnancy.
However, this can be caused by other things, namely:
Discomfort during pregnancy, such as excessive vomiting, sore breasts, sore back, etc.
Anxiety about future conditions after the birth of a baby, for example, worry about costs, worry about not being a good mother, worry about taking up a lot of time due to taking care of the baby, etc.
Psychiatric disorders in the form of delusions: for example in cases of schizophrenia, major depression, persistent delusional disorders
Although it is most likely that this condition is normal in pregnancy due to an increase in hormones, if it continues during pregnancy it is not good for you or your baby. Excess stress can increase a hormone called cortisol. One of the effects of cortisol is constriction of blood vessels. So it is feared that this will hamper the intake of oxygen and nutrients to your baby.
For that, you should do things that can solve your emotional problems. For example as follows:
Do things that make you happy, such as doing hobbies that you enjoy doing, recreation, etc.
Identify your triggers for emotional upset and try to overcome them as much as possible
Talk to the people closest to you, such as your husband or parents, about your emotional problems, all your sadness, and anxiety. Their advice and support may calm you down and reduce your emotional problems
Regular exercise, of course, must be suitable for pregnancy, not too heavy
Do things that are useful to divert your mind like praying, reading books about pregnancy or parenting, etc.
Get enough rest, namely sleep 7-8 hours a day
If with these tips your complaint does not improve, immediately consult a gynecologist to find out other possibilities apart from hormonal changes that have caused your complaint. If necessary, the obstetrician will refer you to a psychiatric (psychiatric) doctor to trace the cause of your complaint.
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful.
dr. Princess Claudya