the 40 weeks of pregnancy, the expectant mother will go through several
physical and emotional changes.
Pregnancy is an experience of growth, change,
enrichment and challenge. During the 40 weeks of pregnancy, the expectant
mother will go through several physical
and emotional changes
experience many emotions during pregnancy, starting with the first trimester.
Each trimester, whether it proceeds smoothly or with associated problems, can
create a mental state that the mother may experience as unique, irrespective of
the fact that she may or may not be pregnant for the first time.
parenthood causes psychological changes in both the expectant mother and
father. Physical stress, hormonal
changes, coping with a changing body shape
, and yet going about in life and
performing daily living, attending to the needs of the family and children all
together may affect the emotional equilibrium of the would-be mother.
foremost psychological changes that can affect the pregnant lady are mood swings
, which may seem unnatural
to the rest of the family. Being angry
and unreasonable, feeling good and depressed successively, being tensed and
unable to relax
are all the part of accepting the changing body shape, and
the changed hormone levels. The woman is just unknowingly responding to the
changes that affect her body since the time of conception.
These changes are normal
. Often, discussing
these problems with the spouse, a friend or family member is quite helpful.
However, if these psychological problems are interfering with daily life or
relationships, it is necessary to consult a doctor and get help.
If pregnancy gives women their share of tensions and
stress, then on the other hand it also gives them the pride they experience as
they proceed on their way to give birth. Pregnancy makes women feel excited
about their babies, and satisfied in their ability to be a mother. When they
feel adjusted to their new status, parenthood often makes the pregnant women
feel matured enough to take the responsibility of the new addition to her