Mood Swings

How Long Do Mood Swings Last After Pregnancy?

Most mums experience baby blues after birth which include anxiety, mood swings, and crying spells. Mild forms of depression cause mood swings that are caused by hormonal changes in the body. The mood swings return to normal as soon as the hormone levels are back to normal. For some women, these feelings do not suppress during the time and may become worse. A woman with postpartum depression may have lasting feelings of sadness or unworthiness, reduced concentration, loss of memory, and listlessness.

Experts at Baby Gender Scan Clinic Coventry have revealed some exciting facts about mood swings in pregnancy. Here is a quick guide about how to handle mood swings during pregnancy:

Be tolerant

Feeling bad about the thing that you are feeling bad about is the worst feeling. You need to be patient about what you are experiencing and you need to know that you are not alone in this. Time will pass and this will heal, hormones are the reason behind it.

Share the problem with family

Talk about this to your family and kids. Apologize in advance to the family and try not to blame the kids for your outbursts. You need to share the fact that mummy is unwell and will get better. They are already nervous that they will have to share you with another child. The last thing is that you add another reason to be unhappy.

Prepare for nausea and vomiting

Morning Sickness can start at any time and can get out of control. This leads to mood swings and worry. Carry sandwiches for your sudden hunger pangs. You need to carry bags in your pocket as you may need to vomit and there might not be any bathroom available.

Prioritize your rest

In the first trimester, you are tired and not lots of sleep. During the third trimester, you will struggle to be comfortable and need lots of sleep. No matter how much you sleep you will be tired always. You need to take a nap during the day, even if it means taking a nap during your desk at work.

Do not hesitate to go to a doctor if your mood swings persist longer than six months after the delivery or if they become a serious problem in your everyday life. Do not forget to get your routine pregnancy ultrasound at Baby Gender Scan Clinic Coventry.