Will I ever stop crying over everything?
Will I Ever Stop Crying Over Everything?
Understanding Emotional Ups and Downs During Pregnancy
For many expectant mums, crying over seemingly small things can become a frequent occurrence, leaving them wondering if they will ever stop feeling this way. And while it’s totally normal and nearly every mum will experience it, it’s helpful to know why it’s happening and how you can manage it.
Why am I feeling so emotional?
Pregnancy is a time of intense hormonal changes. Your body is producing more estrogen and progesterone than usual, which can affect your moods and emotions. These hormones can cause you to feel more fearful, anxious, and bring on sudden crying spells. It can also cause big mood swings, taking you from feeling deliriously happy one minute, to deeply sad the next.
Whenever you feel it, however you feel it, just know that it won’t last, and when you start sobbing during infomercials, take comfort in knowing you’re not alone.
Will being so emotional affect my baby?
Many mums worry if their sudden bursts of emotions are harming their baby. The short answer is no. But it's important to remember that taking care of your emotional well-being is just as important as taking care of your physical health during pregnancy.
How to conquer crying spells?
Crying spells can be challenging to manage, but there are some things you can do to help reduce their frequency and intensity.
One of the most important things you can do is get enough sleep. Pregnancy can be exhausting, and lack of sleep can make your emotions more volatile.
Staying active and exercising regularly can also help you feel more balanced and reduce stress.
Talk to someone
Talk to your partner, friends, or family members about how you're feeling. Sharing your emotions can help you feel less alone and provide a sense of support and understanding.
Getting your ducks in a row
When you’re feeling overwhelmed it helps to make a list of everything you need, and tick those things off one by one. We offer a huge range of resources as well as maternity essentials, breast care and feeding products that can help you cope with how you feel now, and prepare for what’s to come.
In summary, experiencing emotional ups and downs during pregnancy is completely normal and won’t last forever. But if you do find yourself not coping, please reach out and speak to your doctor. They can assist with professional guidance to help you navigate your way through your pregnancy.
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