Pregnancy hormones can effect your emotions so that even you can’t recognize yourself. Come the third trimester your hormones have kicked into high gear and you may find yourself crying at commercials or the fact you have run out of milk. These mood swings and a tendency for tears are part and parcel of a normal pregnancy. Your hormones combined with fatigue, discomfort, fear and insecurity intensify your emotions and crying more than normal is just one side effect which can occur.
So what can you do about these crying spells?
1. Don’t overthink it. You are pregnant and your body is bound to be going through some emotional changes. Having a baby is not easy.
2. Be kind to yourself. If you need to cry, then cry. Let the emotions play out and you’ll feel a lot better than if you ignore them.
3. Communicate. Let others know you might be acting a little weird for a while. Your husband or partner understand that you might be a little on edge however they may not be expecting you to burst into tears just because they forgot to pick up the dry cleaning. It might be in your best interests to warn them to expect the unexpected for the time being.1 | 2 | 3 | 4