Why do you get so emotional during pregnancy?

Philippines
March 16, 2007 11:58am CST
When you become pregnant, you may start to feel emotionally very different. One day, you be so happy and then the next day, feel totally terrified of bringing a child into the world and the huge respeonsibility of raising it. Is this normal?
5 responses
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
Yes, experts say it is normal to experience mood swings during pregnancy. I think we have this because of changes inside our body, changes in our hormones.
• United States
17 Mar 07
so normal. we can blame in on the hormones. those things are to blame for all of the weird things we feel, and all the pains and the weird colors and patches and pimples that come out on us. ugh. fun.
@catcai (1057)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
Yep it is normal,im pregnant too and currently i am depressed, i think i have what they call prenatal depression. |Your moodiness or your being emotional commonly occurs because of the hormonal imbalance happening in our bodies as we are pregnant. I tend to be too sensitive too, but sometimes, i really have a reason to be depressed of- my current situation for one is depressing enough since im a single mom and this is my 1st baby. I too am terrified of what will happen to me in the coming days- because i know that im really not prepared and im so worried of having to raise this child on my own. Well, at least you have your husband to comfort you- i have none, so just apologize to him if sometimes your grumpier that ever and ask him to be more patient with you althoughout this pregnancy...you will need all the moral support you can get. Have a happy pregnancy =) take care...
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Yep, completely normal. As your hormones fluctuate, you will cry one day and be happy the next. And that is totally due to the hormones in your body. But also I am sure while you are extremely happy to be bringing this life into the world, it can also be scary as you realize the reality of the responsibility of bringing a child into the world and all that entails. So don't worry, I am sure you will do fine as a mother--all new mothers have their doubts and concerns. If you want, you can buy books on how to raise a child or take care of a baby and reading these might help dissipate some the anxiety you are feeling about raising a child. Good Luck!
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Very normal!!!Hormones are gearing up to proctect the baby and help your body provide a healthy enviornment for him/her. It is completely normal. Enjoy.