Mood Swings ─ Symptoms of Pregnancy

Mood Swings Symptom Overview

Mood Swings are characterized by rapid alternation of a person's emotional state between periods of euphoria and depression. Occasional "blue" periods are regarded as a normal occurrence. Mood swings can occur at any time during pregnancy as your hormones fluctuate, but most women experience an increase in the third trimester. These waves of depression are similar to how you feel right before your period. Depression and anxiety are common during pregnancy, typically nothing to worry about and pose no harm to your baby.

How to Alleviate Mood Swings During Pregnancy

  • Make sure you are getting 8 hours of sleep per day.
  • Exercise daily.
  • Schedule activities that you enjoy.
  • Consider meditation, yoga, tai chi as ways to relax and rejuvenate.