Emotions in pregnancy

Having a baby can be one of the most exciting times of your life, but it can also be stressful. You are experiencing a lot of change, and there may be times when you worry about the future.

If you are struggling with stress and anxiety, there are things you can do to support your emotional health. If you are overwhelmed, do not be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

If you are concerned about depression or anxiety, talk to your health care provider as soon as you can.

Emotional health during pregnancy

It is common to experience a lot of different emotions during pregnancy. 

When you’re pregnant, your body produces many hormones that affect your feelings. As your hormones change, you might notice you feel more:

Usually, these mood swings happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy and then again from the 7th to 9th months.

These times are when many women are most uncomfortable. You might:

It’s common to feel negative when you’re tired, not eating, and uncomfortable.

Many women feel much better during the 4th to 6th months of their pregnancy. If you’re not, you might want to talk to your healthcare provider about your symptoms.

Learn about recognizing the signs of depression and anxiety, which are more intense than the normal mood swings during pregnancy.

Taking care of your emotional health

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you can try these strategies to care for your emotional health:

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