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 -
Feeling irritable and snappish
Panic attacks and feelings of anxiety
Bouts of feeling unsure and panicky
Extreme reactions to minor things and even crying
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 -
A sense of general well-being develops as the fear of miscarriage disappears and the physical discomforts of the first trimester have diminished
Worry about the weight gain
Self-doubts and lowering of self-imagePsychological Changes in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy include -
Increased anxiety and concern about labor and the delivery, especially in first-time mothers
Difficulty in concentration at the task in hand
Anxiety about the baby’s health
Experiencing strange dreams