MoodswingsIs there a way that I can control my moodswings?
Moodwings are very common during pregnancy and most pregnant women will experience some degree of moodswings. Because pregnancy brings on a variety of emotions and feelings, you might feel anxious, stressed, excited, overwhelmed or confused at times. You may wonder why you are crying over simple TV shows or because something just isn't going as planned. It is common to be very happy one moment and be crying the next.
During pregnancy, your body goes through a huge change, both physically and mentally. Hormone levels change and the chemicals in your brain can become affected. Mood swings can be caused by hormones, fatigue, stress or the changes that pregnancy brings. Usually, women will experience the most moodwings during the first 6-10 weeks of their pregnancy and towards the end as labor approaches.
You can help fight moodswings by understanding that they are a normal part of pregnancy, getting adequate amounts of sleep at night, resting throughout the day when possible, getting plenty of exercise, eating nutritious foods and seeking the support of your spouse, friends and family members. Other pregnant women find relief in massages, meditation and yoga classes.
Although most women will not experience extreme mood swings, some will. If you are having extreme mood swings that do not gett better, you should speak to your caregiver. You might be experiencing depression rather than simple mood swings. The signs of depression range from anxiety, sleep changes, eating habit changes, memory loss and a decreased interest in things that once were enjoyable. Comments: Moodswings
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507 days ago.
See i haven't been really irritated lately, I mean a little extra road rage...even though I am not the one driving lol, and I feel like my mother in law has been a little cold lately so I have been irritated there but I keep my mouth shut. For the most part I have just been very hysterical. Crying like crazy over everything. My husband keeps telling me I am scaring him and I am only 5 weeks along, which technically as you all know is only like 3 weeks, so he doesn't think that the hormones can be causing this yet. so he just keeps freaking out. I feel so horrible. Sabs
1195 days ago.
Okay, so yes, clearly we're all hormonal...but does anyone have advice for the fellas out there? I mean, I tell him that this is normal and that I'm sorry (though not very convincingly I have to admit), but he's finding it really really hard. Is there anything I can tell him to do when I'm in that mood? Any suggestions on how to flip my mood back? hollylynn09
1517 days ago.
sooo im def still having mood swings. im almost to my 8 month marker and i feel like im loosing my mind lol. happy one minute, then yelling at my bf for any reason i can think of. how to deal? amyes87 (blue)
1555 days ago.
Well I am feeling a million times better after reading all the comments on here! Thanks ladies, glad I'm not the only one who feels like this, I thought I was starting to go insane with these crazy emotions that go up and down like waves in the ocean! It's my first pregnancy - glad that this is normal(ish) lol :) mross615
1603 days ago.
Ok. This is ridiculous. This is not me!!! I yelled at an old woman in a wheel chair today at the grocery store because she kept cutting me off in the aisles. Why am i so on edge. I dont remember being this mean in my past 2 pregnancies. what is wrong with me im only 6 weeks pregnant!!
1604 days ago.
Things are really getting hard at work. When my boss snaps at me I snap right back. I have this incredible anger towards him that I can't let go. Is this ok for the baby? I hate to be having such negative feelings every day at work. I just want to quit. sjohnson58
1643 days ago.
Mood swings are easiest to handle when you track them and keep a diary of your ups and down
i found this website which lets you do this in an informal, fun colourful way
its really helped me, i hope it helps you too :)
Samantha xxxx hnicole526
1684 days ago.
I've been feeling awful lately about how I'm treating my fiance, even though I'm only 7 weeks! I snap really quickly, realize I overreacted, and apologize sadly all within a few seconds. He thinks I'm insane. Hahaha!
Also, I was hoping that this is just pregnancy hormones making me feel this way... I'm worried about the sex of the baby! My whole life I've looked forward to having a baby girl, and I'm so scared that if/when it's a boy, I won't love him as much as I would have a girl. Is this normal??? Ckofron
1725 days ago.
I feel like a total psycho with my anger my husband will say somthing totally harmless and i'll snap at him or i'll snap on the guys at work for saying something i haven't had the crying yet this is #3 which i'm still in shock about but excited i feel alot better knowing i'm not the only one acting a little wacky negronplusthree
1730 days ago.
I actually broke out in crying fit this weekend because I could not find the remote and felt as though he wasn't trying to help me. I was so embarassed, because I could not control myself.
1731 days ago.
I AM IN THE SAME BOAT GIRLS MY MOOD SWINGS ARE UP THE ROOF. MY HUSBAND IRRITATES ME. AND NOW HE SAYS I AM TREATING HIM LIKE MY BITCH. NOT THE NICEST THINGS TO TELL ME BUT I THINK ITS TRUE. BUT NO MATTER WHAT I CANT SEEM TO PUT MY GUARD DOWN. HE SEEMS TO BE UNDERSTANDING BUT HE CAN ALSO TAKE SO MUCH FROM ME. I'M SO CONFUSED I CAN'T CONTROL MYSELF :( KyMMie MuMMy
1743 days ago.
This is my third pregnancy and the Mood swings are giving me a headache! I am continually angry/agressive. I snap snap snap over everything and am satisfied with nothing! DH doesn't really seem to understand. I feel aweful. I'm moody towards my Husband and my kids. It seems like I'm making my home a horrible place. There's no need to worry about monsters under your bed children, just your hormonal/insane mother!! :-'( I can't do this anymore... xst4rmommie2x
1758 days ago.
maybe i have noticed more mood swings now than i did with my first cuz im actully happy.i dont know. cause my daughters father abandon us.and now hes trying to come back and i never talked to him about he hurt me so now i find him aggravaiting and i get mad if hes brought up.and ive been crying too cause i think my hubby dosent want to hug or holdme anymore cause im huge... triafrog
1805 days ago.
I'm preggo w/ #2, 5 wks and holy shamoly am I hormonal. I totally went off today and fell like a freak of nature! baby2adv
1814 days ago.
2nd pregnancy and 14 weeks and I am a lunatic...I got stuck in traffic today for 2 hrs and was nearly an hour late picking up my son from daycare...I still can't seem to stop crying about it...feel like I'm losing my mind and my husband looks at me like I'm psycho! brunbri
1902 days ago.
lol i already had a an attitude problem before pregnany but now its worst im aways on my mans case bout something i kno he bout sick of it jamie1479
1957 days ago.
These hormones are wild, this morning me and the bf decided to mess around (tmi) I know, well after just randomly I started to bawl my eyes out for no reason. Just cried for 10 mins. Then later the dog chewed my flips flops up and I just cried on the floor. They're flip flops right? I get so irritated with people even if they're breathing wrong to me lol im glad everyone understands tho. Erickaash
2062 days ago.
I dont quite know if this is considered mood swings, which I definatley do have , but what the heck does it mean when you tell the in laws that you are expecting a second child thier reply is ' well....if your happy' ? What does that mean? Am I just being hormonal and thinking way too much into it or does this sound kinda rude. After all I didnt ask them 'if I wasnt happy or unhappy about this pregnancy then how would you feel?' I feel that a child is an absolute blessing, COMPLETELY! dazieoo
2074 days ago.
I get frustrated real easy lately.... I even went psycho on a gas station pump... the cashier lady had to go on her lil loudspeaker thing....'excuss me miss but you have to calm down!'.... nicksters
2075 days ago.
oh lord. I am a basket case this pregnancy. my dh says that i was calm with the last two pregnancies. i think that was the end i was calm. right now i am irritated like you know what!!! i have no clue on how to control my issues. MARKEISHA
2143 days ago.
LMAO I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY 1 THAT COULD LITERALLY RIP MY HUSBABND IN TWO .EVERYTHING HE DOES IRKS THE HELL OUT OF ME HE'S ALWAYS WANTING TO TOUCH & FEEL OR KISS.....UUGGHH LIKE ISN'T THAT WHAT GOT US IN THIS PREDICAMENT TO BEGIN WITH SHEEEEESH. IF HE EVEN TALKS TO ME IT DRIVES ME MAD........... I TELL HIM ALL THE TIME SHHHHH I GOT A HEADACHE HE SAYS OH GIVE ME A BREAK & THAT ONLY PISSES ME OFF EVEN MORE. I LOVE HIM HONESTLY I DO BUT FOR SOME REASON WHEN I'M PREGNANT HE'S NOT 1 OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE. THEN THERE'S THE WHOLE BB ISSUE ....... OKAY THEY'RE NOT SORE LIKE THEY USUALLY WOULD BE IN PREGNANCY BUT MY NIPPLES R SUPER SENSITIVE & FEEL LIKE THEY'VE BEEN SLAMMED IN A DOOR ....... GUESS WHAT HIS INCONSIDERATE ASS WANTS TO DO TOUCH THEM BITE THEM UUGGHH THIS SHIT IRKS THE HELL OUTTA ME LUCKILY BY THE 2ND TRIMESTER WE'RE USUALLY GETTING ALONG BETTER LMAO......THE JOYS OF PREGNANCY Artisticchik
2143 days ago.
I could smack the face off of an un-faced person. I am just mad as hades and have no one person to take it out on and well....that just ticks me off even more. MummyYumYum
2196 days ago.
It might be a consolation to all to know that I was practically a raving mad woman when I was pregnant. I cried every day, shouted at my BF most of the time! I was parranoid and compulsive about cleaning and anything and everything made me angry! the range of emotions I would experience in a 24hour period was vast!! I am amazed that considering all this he wants to try for a second!! though he has mentioned that he hopes I have a calmer more relaxed pregnancy this time around! and to say the least I hope th same thing too. I was so emotional during pregnancy that if put me off having any more and I was convinced that nothing in the world could make me go through that again. But it has been 4 and half years now - so perhaps I forgot the worst of it LOL stephjulius
2197 days ago.
I have been eating alot of sweets lately and it does make me feel better. I just get scared that when I get that way he will get upset and I will push him away which I DONT WANT. It took us 2 years to get to this point and i want us both happy. I dont like being the crabby moody prego woman, I wish I was perky and happy ALLLL the time, but some days arent that way. Dont get my wrong, I feel so blessed to be prego but some mornings I just wake up and want to rip everyones heads off. jenakers
2197 days ago.
TOTALLY normal. My poor husband still flinches when he thinks about my pregnant emotions. It would hit me in waves. At one point he said he was going to get me a heavy bag with his picture on it so I could beat it up! I never got the heavy bag but, I found chocolate and ice cream helps ; ) You gotta laugh at the crazy things we go through!