Pregnancy 18-24 Community
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to pregnancy and childbirth in women age 18 to 24.

Font Size:
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank

Pregnancy Symptom: Mood Swings...

Mood Swings

What It Feels Like 

Mood swings are rapid, uncharacteristic changes in your mood. You may also have bouts of unexplained crying and anxiety attacks. 


Mood swings can occur at any point during your pregnancy, but you're especially prone to them in the third trimester. 

Why do you get mood swings?

Pregnancy is a hormonal time and the balance of hormones in your body change during pregnancy. This has a depressant effect on the nervous system and you may feel somewhat similar to how you felt right before your period. 


You may also be experiencing a bit of an identity crisis and the changes to your body may not be welcome ones. These thoughts will have a profound effect on you when you're pregnant and your mixed feelings about pregnancy and/or parenthood can influence your moods. 

How To Mange Your Mood Swings 

  • Do something that makes you happy, whether it's reading a book, cooking, going for a walk, getting a massage, or hanging out with friends.
  • Get some exercise. 
  • Think positive thoughts. 
  • Consider prayer, meditation, tai chi, or biofeedback as ways to relax or draw on your inner strengths.
  • Get enough sleep.

Depression, anxiety, and confusion are common in most pregnancies. Typically, they are nothing to worry about and they don't pose a threat to the baby. 

Mood Swings by Pregnancy Week


 

Recent Activity
1632323_tn?1425013883
Blank
Dkalcey commented on Dkalcey's status
7 hrs ago
5575813_tn?1427054927
Blank
TinaR10, and Hollus commented on TinaR10's status
8 hrs ago
1302038_tn?1426951425
Blank
TinaR10 Hey Guys just checking in .... Comment
8 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9121436_tn?1407983102
Blank
showard022
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
AubsMomma472014
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
wyattsmom2015
Algood, TN
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mummainoz
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
saramay2014
benton, KY
7283364_tn?1401049650
Blank
GeekMom1213
ME
Go
BlankBlankBlank
Report
Rating
Category
Start Date
Oct 20, 2009
by sk123
Last Revision
Nov 04, 2009
by Med Help