Snapped at your husband during pregnancy for no reason at all? Feeling frustrated even at the smallest of inconveniences? If your answer is YES, then you are most likely experiencing mood swings during pregnancy.
Fluctuation of emotions for long periods is known as pregnancy mood swings. They’re completely normal and a common occurrence during pregnancy. Mood swings are likely to happen during pregnancy. But, chances of having mood swings are higher if you have encountered anxiety, depression, or mental health issues before pregnancy.
Let’s say you are driving a car for reaching a destination. On the way, you experienced lots of jerks due to speed breakers. Similarly, during the pregnancy journey, your mood swings are bumps and the speed breakers are hormones.
Amidst pregnancy, your body escalates the production of hormones; estrogen and progesterone. This triggers moodiness as well as other emotional disturbances.
Apart from hormonal changes, several elements can cause pregnancy mood swings. These include anxiety, stress, sleep deprivation, indigestion, low blood sugar, etc.
More often than usual, pregnancy mood swings appear at the start of pregnancy. Mood swings usually emerge between the 6th and 10th week of pregnancy. For most women, this emotional turbulence is one of the early pregnancy symptoms.
After the first trimester, mood swings tend to occur toward the end of the third trimester. They appear near the end of the pregnancy period because your body prepares for delivery around this time.
But, what can you do to treat mood swings during pregnancy? Let’s find out!
Mood swing is one of the early signs of pregnancy which can be treated to stay happy & healthy during the pregnancy. Here are just a few ways to deal with your moods.
Having a good night's sleep keeps you and your baby relaxed. If you’re feeling good, your baby feels the same. Getting out of bed with a fresh mind in the morning can keep you joyful for the rest of the day.
Sometimes, you may get irritated and disturbed during pregnancy only because you don’t eat what you’re craving. This affects the baby"s health and nourishment of your baby.
During thes nine months, you may have days when you feel alone and find yourself overwhelmed with emotions and wondering why no one listens to you. In these moments, do not suppress your emotions and share your feelings with your friends, family members and your partner. Indulge in fun activities and do everything that makes you happy.
Reading books is the best way to treat mood swings during pregnancy. You can read specific books like Bhagwat Geeta, Garbh Geeta, Ramanyana, Hanuman Chalisa, Vedas, etc., to educate your baby in the womb.
If you’re feeling sad, stressed, anxious and searching to do things for nine months. In that case, the best option anyone can suggest is listening to specifically composed music for a pregnant woman - music like spiritual music and tunes, Garbh Sanskar Music, Ragas, and the most powerful garbh sanskar mantra. You can listen to this music anytime to help you have a super-intelligent and healthy baby.
Doing exercises is another best way to treat mood swings. Some exercises and yoga poses that a pregnant woman can do to have a healthy experience with light exercises support overall baby development.
Even though mood swings during pregnancy are normal, keep in mind that they are a common component of pregnancy. All you need to ensure is that your husband and family members are informed about your feelings. This way if you feel like your mood swings are worsening, they can help you.
But, your family members are not doctors and you also need medical guidance to tackle several pregnancy problems including mood swings. If you feel like seeking medical guidance, we offer Medi-Mitra Sessions where expert gynecologists guide you on pregnancy issues.
To take part in the Medi-Mitra Session, download the Krishna Coming Garbh Sanskar app.
Q1. Can mood swings during pregnancy harm the baby?
Depression and anxiety can both be harmful to your baby’s and your own health. If you feel you are depressed or suffering from anxiety, it's important that you discuss your emotional struggles with your doctor.
Q2. In which trimester, mood swings during pregnancy are at its peak?
Increased levels of oestrogen and progesterone during the first trimester are responsible for extreme mood swings characterised by irritation and sorrow.
Q3. How can a pregnant woman control her anger?
Top scientists have observed that listening to traditional ragas can control your mood swings during pregnancy. In the Krishna Coming App, Garbh Sanskar music is developed on the basis of Indian Ragas to keep you calm & positive. Download the Krishna Coming Garbh Sanskar App now to listen to soothing Garbh Sanskar music.