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Pregnancy Mood Swings: What To Do If You're Feeling Down?

With no control over your raging hormones and everyone asking after your bloated tummy, pregnancy can really seem to take over your life. You’ll start to feel tired and emotional more frequently than ever. It’s not surprising that months of morning sickness or having to get up through the night to go to the washroom can take their toll.

Many mums-to-be often feel guilty about feeling down during pregnancy because they think they should be glowing happily and telling everyone how excited they are. However, if you are feeling a bit blue, you’re not alone. Mood swings during pregnancy are common and can happen to even the smiliest of people.

Try not to let your mood swings get you in their grip and rule you. Instead, whenever you feel blue, do something that makes you feel good. Whether it’s getting your hair cut, going to the cinema or just relaxing in a warm bath, treat yourself to something that will help make you feel like you again.

Don’t keep it to yourself

Every pregnancy comes with its share of stress. After all, there's a lot to think about: how will the new baby affect your relationship, your social life or even your health. Chatting these worries through with your partner, family and friends can really help you to cope with your mood swings and letting others in means that they’ll be more aware of your feelings, too.

Don’t forget that your partner’s there to offer you support and a listening ear and talking can really strengthen your relationship. So open up and let them in - you’ll probably feel so much better for knowing that they’re there for you.

Antenatal depression

If you really can’t seem to shake off the mood you’re in, it might be that you’ve got a more serious case of the pregnancy blues, which is commonly known as antenatal depression.

If you do feel things are getting you down and are wondering whether it might be something like this, it may be a good idea to talk to your doctor. The important thing to remember is that antenatal depression is just a temporary thing and there are people who can help you through it.


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