How Will Pregnancy Affect Me Mentally?

During pregnancy, your body is flooded with special hormones that cause physical symptoms (like nausea, sore breasts, etc.), but they can also cause mental effects.

This article will highlight the different ways that pregnancy might affect you mentally. But if you’re looking to talk to someone about your pregnancy or learn more about the free resources that are here to help, contact Relate Care Clinic to schedule a free, confidential appointment.

Mental Health Effects of Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause many different emotions to surface—and sometimes, you might feel all the feelings at once.

Do you normally feel more emotional right before your period? If so, it’s due to fluctuating monthly hormones. However, during pregnancy, these fluctuations are even more dramatic and can cause intense mood swings. And these emotions can feel even more dramatic thanks to the added life stressors you may be facing during pregnancy.

Whether you’ve been feeling irritable one minute and elated the next, or somewhere in between, your experience is normal. However, if you’re feeling any of the following symptoms, you might have pregnancy depression, a significant mood disorder that occurs in roughly 7% of pregnancies:

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You’re Not Alone

Facing the many different emotions that often accompany pregnancy can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this. At Relate Care Clinic, we’re here for you.

  • Excessive anxiety about your baby
  • Low self-esteem, such as feelings of inadequacy about parenthood
  • The inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable
  • Poor response to reassurance
  • Poor adherence to prenatal care
  • Smoking, drinking alcohol or using illicit drugs
  • Poor weight gain due to a decreased or inadequate diet
  • Thoughts of suicide

If you’re having symptoms of pregnancy depression, it’s critical to seek help right away from a

We offer a safe space to talk about what you’re going through, and we also provide free support services. And if you need to talk to a counselor about pregnancy depression, we offer free referrals. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment.

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