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Moodiness while pregnant: is it normal and what can I do?

The short answer to any question about moodiness during pregnancy is that it’s your hormones. That’s not incorrect – your hormone levels are going crazy now, and it’s natural that’s going to affect your moods. However, hormones aren’t necessarily the only reason you’re moody.

You need to remember that you’re also likely to be tired – especially during the first and last trimesters of your pregnancy. Then there’s anxiety. Whether you’re having your first or fourth child, everyone has worries about becoming a parent.

Chances are you have niggling worries about finances, your health, and that of your baby, your other children, and how they are going to react to the new arrival and many other things.
With that kind of pressure, it’s no wonder you’re a little moodier than usual!

Making sure you are healthy, eating a balanced diet and not getting dehydrated is a good start to managing mood swings. As are getting enough sleep, relying on your support structure, and even attending couples or solo counselling sessions.

If you have a history of depression or another form of mental disorder, it’s very important that your doctor knows about your pregnancy, as pregnancy can make the symptoms of these worse.
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