Kinds of psychological changes

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What Psychological Changes occur in Pregnancy?

Mood swings, anxiety, and stress are common psychological changes during pregnancy.

Changes in the body image, hormones and one’s attitude towards cultural pressures and expectations lead to emotional changes in pregnancy.

Psychological Changes in the First Trimester of Pregnancy include -

Bullet Mood swings

Bullet Feeling irritable and snappish

Bullet Panic attacks and feelings of anxiety

Bullet Bouts of feeling unsure and panicky

Bullet Extreme reactions to minor things and even crying

Bullet Heightened stress and anxiety due to the fear of miscarriage, especially if there is a previous history of miscarriage

Psychological Changes in the Second Trimester of Pregnancy include -

Bullet A sense of general well-being develops as the fear of miscarriage disappears and the physical discomforts of the first trimester have diminished

Bullet Worry about the weight gain

Bullet Self-doubts and lowering of self-image

Psychological Changes in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy include -

Bullet Increased anxiety and concern about labor and the delivery, especially in first-time mothers

Bullet Difficulty in concentration at the task in hand

Bullet Anxiety about the baby’s health

Bullet Experiencing strange dreams

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