Thursday, 20 October 2016

It's not you, it's my hormones!

Lately something strange has been happening to my body, and I'm not just talking about my expanding belly & TMI pregnancy problems.

My mood swings have been vicious! I've been finding myself having some real lows, which have left me feeling crazy and I'm wondering if it's normal. Random people who I used to think were perfectly nice before, I've now decided that I don't like, my tolerance levels are waning and it seems that no one is immune from my pregnancy wrath!

My poor husband has been at the receiving end of most of my meltdowns, the tears and tantrums have been something else! I've never felt like this before, and I don't remember feeling this angry when I was pregnant with Ava. The tiredness isn't helping, working 40 hours a week, both Ava and I have colds at the moment and we have a lot of stressful work going on in the house.

At one point I was worried about pre-natal depression which I hadn't heard of during my first pregnancy. After doing some research I realised that in fact, pregnancy depression affects one in ten pregnant women and with most women dismissing potential symptoms as typical pregnancy hormones it can be a tricky thing to diagnose. If you are experiencing lows during your pregnancy, please speak to your midwife or Dr. Pregnancy is made out to be this incredibly magical time and don't get me wrong, having a baby is the most magical thing that there is. But the toll it has on your body and general well-being shouldn't be dismissed. I'm still searching for my "glow". I think mine got lost in the post!

Luckily I'm feeling a whole lot happier this week and I have a week off  with Ava coming up which I think is very much needed for the both of us.

Has this happened to you? Did you experience similar in your pregnancy?

A Cornish Mum


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