Ways to deal with Mood swings in pregnancy & post pregnancy
Nov 03, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The minute your pregnancy is confirmed you're on cloud nine and you start planning. But what you can't see is the immense toll in takes on your body and mind. Are Mood Swings Normal During Pregnancy? Absolutely! It's quite surprising that while we discuss so much about what to eat/avoid, sleep and exercises suitable for pregnancy, not much is talked about the emotional well-being during these 9 months which is equally crucial. Women respond differently to the hormonal levels. Some are excited while others may be depressed. The good news is, they ease around the end of the second trimester but make a comeback when the delivery date is close.
What Causes Mood Swings During Pregnancy? However planned the pregnancy maybe, most women worry about-
How they are going to manage the baby
How will the birthing experience be
How will it affect the relationship with their spouse
Whether they will be a good mom Finances
How to manage the extra expenses
Eating right and staying fit
Getting the right information, reading the right books
Do I Need To Consult A Doctor For Mood Swings?
Not unless you feel the problem is quite serious. However, if you have a history of anxiety, depression or other mental health problem, you might want to discuss it with your doctor to avoid complications later. If you feel that your mood swingsare frequent and intense and are accompanied by a change in eating habits, inability to concentrate or severe feeling of guilt or short term memory loss, check with your doctor immediately. Untreated emotional health problems can in the long run affect your baby's well-being and could be responsible for pre-term labor and later post-partum depression. Therefore, don't ignore it.
Join this workshop to understand Mood swings in pregnancy & post pregnancy in this workshop from Psychologist and Counsellor Sreevidya Iyer.
Sreevidya Iyer, Psychologist/ counsellor/ REBT therapist.
Psychologist/ counsellor/ REBT therapist.
| Nov 02, 2021
Ma'am two weeks back I delivered a baby boy. Since then I have been trying hard to make a conncet with him. Since it was a C-section delivery I am not able to look after him much. He is attended to mostly by my in-laws. As soon he cries they take him away. I feel that he would not be able to connect with me if this continues to happen. I feel incomplete even after going through this amaxing exeperince of bringing another life into this world. Please guide me how do I control such thoughts?
| Nov 02, 2021
Ma'am I am undergoing severe anxiety as my time to deliver is coming closer. I am due in December. Thoughts such as 'will it be a normal delivery or cesarean?', ' Will I be able to look after my baby well? ', ' What if I accidentally hurt him as this is my first pregnancy?' keep on hovering in my mind all the time. What can I do to ease out my anxiety? Please give some handy tips.
| Nov 02, 2021
Hello Madam! My first child is 6 years old and has autism. I am 16 weeks pregnant now with my second baby. I am really concerned and worried what if my second child will have autism too. I keep on second Guessing myself and have this guilt feeling what if I do something wrong in this pregnancy too to have an autistic child. Please help me with your valuable inputs. Thanks in advance!
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