Pregnancy is a miraculous phase for every woman. But not to forget, with greater responsibilities come prominent challenges as well! You aren’t just preparing yourself to give birth to a new life, but also are dealing with emotional as well as physical changes that can take a toll on you. Pregnancy mood swings are a common issue that women face. What are mood swings, how do they affect your health and how to cope with such changes? Here’s what you need to know!
What Are Mood Swings?
Characterized by emotional ups and downs, a pregnant woman’s state of mind keeps fluctuating during the entire phase. You might feel extremely excited in the evening but experience morning sickness during the daytime. You may constantly remain upset or anxious, leading to depression. Therefore treatment becomes essential. Pregnancy mood swings are most common during the first trimester i.e. between 6 to 10 weeks. And, the third trimester again becomes difficult.
What Causes Pregnancy Mood Swings?
- Physical stress
- Slow metabolism
- Hormonal changes
- Idle mind
- Mental stress and anxiety
- Lack of exercise
- Poor blood circulation
- Loneliness and depression
Tips On Coping With Mood Swings
1. Yoga Helps Relieve Pregnancy Mood Swings.
Yoga is a relaxing as well as a strengthening practice. It helps calm the mind and body. But, you must, of course, carry out these poses under proper guidance. You can practice any of the following:
- Utkatasana (Chair pose)
- Bhadrasana (Butterfly pose)
- Vakrasna (Twisted pose)
- Hast Panangustasana (Extended hand to big tow pose)
2. Ayurvedic Herbs Alleviate Your Tensions.
Herbs like nettle are known to effectively treat mood swings. So, consume it dry (150 to 300 mg) or in the form of a tea to balance your hormones. Use it twice or thrice daily for better results.
3. A Healthy Diet Is A Must.
A diet that includes essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients helps nourish the mind as well as the body. You not only improve your health but also the baby’s well-being. Therefore, include enough of greens and fruits in your diet to keep your negative emotions under control.
4. Essential Oils Prevent Anxiety.
There are various essential oils that calm your anxiety and everyday tensions. Therefore, you can use jasmine, rosemary or lavender essential oil aromatherapy to combat the symptoms of stress and depression.
5. Keep Yourself Occupied.
“An idle mind is a devil’s playground.” Similarly, a woman who is going through such extensive changes day by day must keep herself occupied in order to stay away from the negative effects of pregnancy mood swings. Overthinking results in mixed emotions, therefore, it is in your best interest to adopt hobbies and keep your mind productive.
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