Is it normal to be angry during pregnancy?

Asked 3 years ago

I must say, being pregnant is no joke when it comes to mood swings. I've been so irritable of late and even angry, for the smallest of things! Is this normal? Another worry that enters m brain is whether this can harm my baby. Do you think it can? What do I do to manage these intense emotions better?

Deseré Davis

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Getting upset during pregnancy is absolutely normal, even if it's quite annoying to everyone involved. It is advisable to find healthy ways to deal with your moods, though, because studies have found that prenatal anger can result in a reduced fetal growth rate, which is never something a mom-to-be wants.

Abeeha Qasmi

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Mood swings are prevalent in pregnancies. Hormones are the main culprit behind this roller coaster of emotions. But, hormonal changes are not the only reason for mood swings. Stress and sleep deprivation can cause irritability and anger issues. If these emotions get too intense for extended periods, it can harm the baby. In the worst-case scenario, you may even experience a miscarriage.

Here are some tips for managing your mood swings and remaining calm during your pregnancy:

  1. Eat healthily and eat well. Sometimes, satisfying your cravings can uplift your mood.
  2. Exercise, meditate or do yoga for stress relief.
  3. Sleep well and pamper yourself.
  4. Be around your loved ones.
  5. Accept that it's normal to get angry and to feel low in this period.

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