Dealing with mood swings...

2:27 PM

When your expecting the last thing us mama's want is to push our hubby away, we want to be taken care of, and showered with lots of attention, but your hubby on the other hand might not be feeling so kindly towards you, especially after you just ripped his head off for watching football instead of rubbing your FEET! ( Sorry Honey :/)

I thought this would be a fun and interesting topic for alll of my expectant Mama's AND Daddy's out there. It may help both of you be a little bit more understanding and patient with eachother.

This is just some bits and pieces of info I found to be quite interesting, if you would like to read more just follow the links.

What causes mood swings during pregnancy?

Mood changes during pregnancy can be caused by physical stresses, fatigue, changes in your metabolism, or by the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Significant changes in your hormone levels can affect your level of neurotransmitters, which are brain chemicals that regulate mood. Mood swings are mostly experienced during the first trimester between 6 to 10 weeks and then again in the third trimester as your body prepares for birth.

What should I do about my mood swings?

It is important to understand you are not alone; mood swings are just another aspect of the pregnancy experience. Knowing that what you are experiencing is normal and somewhat expected may help you cope. The following list includes ways to manage your stress level:

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Take a break during the day to relax
  • Get regular physical activity
  • Eat well
  • Spend time with your partner
  • Take a nap.
  • Go for a walk
  • See a movie with a friend
  • Don’t be so hard on yourself
  • Try pregnancy yoga class or meditation
  • Get a massage

Why Do I Get So Mad Easy While Pregnant?

Hormonal Changes

  • Fluctuating hormone levels during pregnancy can at least partially account for mood swings. Your body is suddenly experiencing higher levels of hormones like estrogen and progesterone, and the sudden shifts can be a shock to your system. Until your body adjusts, you may find yourself reacting to everyday events differently than you used to.

Physical Stress

  • Pregnancy is a long and physically stressful period for any woman, and the physical changes you undergo may make you irritable. Morning sickness, tender breasts and nipples, sore and swollen feet, tiredness and general discomfort take a serious toll on your body, and the changes may be enough to make you prone to bouts of anger.


  • No one can predict the outcome of her pregnancy and her child's life with complete accuracy, and this can be an unnerving reality. You may find yourself worried about pregnancy complications, money issues and a lack of confidence as your due date approaches. Even the thought of physically giving birth may be enough to stress you out. All these stressors can contribute to irritability during pregnancy.


  • As you carry your child for nine months, you may feel helpless in your condition. You may feel that given your condition, people have unfair expectations of you. If you are able, ask your partner for extra help with tasks like housework---you may need to explain that you need some extra "me time" to cope with everything that is going on.


  • One potential side effect of pregnancy is insomnia, or lack of sleep. Not getting enough sleep deprives you of a chance to physically, mentally and emotionally rest and recharge. Combined with the sudden and extreme physical effects of pregnancy, a lack of sleep can cause major irritability.

So....there ya go, see Daddy's, we aren't being mean because we dont like you, we really cant help it and your the closest thing to us!! So look at it as a good thing, it only means we love you!!!

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