Pregnancy mind

itchy-rash-pregnancy-puppps_0You will get lot of attention on your physical needs while you’re pregnant, but less consideration is given to your emotional changes you may be experiencing. As well as your physical wellness your mental condition also plays a major role in pregnancy. It is a big transition in women’s life, most of all she needs her partner more than anything in this period of time. In many ways it’s helpful that a woman and her partner have almost a year to adjust to the realities of becoming parents.

At biological level estrogen and progesterone hormone levels are changing. Some women are more sensitive to changes in progesterone, and this may make them more irritable, she noted. This hormone changes cause mood swinging in pregnancy period.


When you’re in the first trimester you will be afraid of having a miscarriage or doing something that will affect her baby’s health.

In second trimester you will question how a mother you will be and all the responsibilities you must face with the newborn.

The biggest fear comes to your mind in 3rd trimester is the pain during the labor or concern about the something could wrong during the delivery.

If you feel like you couldn’t cope with your fear it’s important to talk with your partner, your parents or your doctor because keeping your mind relaxing is important to your baby’s health.



Anxiety is a normal emotional feeling. If a woman has had anxiety in the past, there will be a risk of having it during her pregnancy because o


f the increased stress she may experience.

Research has shown that infants born to mothers who had high levels of anxiety during pregnancy had a weakened immune response to vaccines by 6 months of age, compared to babies with more relaxed moms.




We identified this is when a woman misplaces her and her cell phone to goes missing, this is described as “pregnancy brain” or “baby brain.”

Some research has suggested that fuzzy thinking and forgetfulness before and after birth may be a result of hormonal fluctuations, especially higher levels of progesterone. Sleep deprivation or the stress of adjusting to a major life transition may also be to blame.  And other reasons for forgetfulness could be that a woman is prioritizing things differently and doing more multitasking.

With all the changes that occur in a woman’s body and all the thoughts running through her mind, it makes sense that a woman may not be remembering some things.

The postpartum period is a particularly vulnerable time for women, especially for depression. The risk for postpartum depression may increase due to a sharp drop in estrogen and progesterone after giving birth and because a new mother may not be sleeping or eating well.


Postpartum depression is another thing which connect with pregnancy mind

Postpartum depression (PPD) or postnatal depression, is a type of mood disorder associated with childbirth. Extreme sadness, low energy, anxiety, crying episodes, irritability, and changes in sleeping or eating patterns will be the symptoms of PPD. Onset is typically

between one week and one month following childbirth. PPD can also negatively affect the person’s child.



The exact cause of PPD is unclear, therefore, the cause is believed to be a combination of physical and emotional factors. These may include factors such as hormonal changes and sleep deprivation.

Risk factors include prior episodes of postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, a family history of depression, psychological stress, complications of childbirth, lack of support, or a drug use disorder.

By providing psychosocial support may be protective in preventing PPD. Treatment for PPD may include counselling or medications.


Ms. Leshani Samaradiwakara is a recent graduate with a BA in Economics and a minor in Psychology and Sociology. She is currently working as a Business Entrepreneur in MAS Holdings. In her role as a Business Entrepreneur, she explores new trends in the apparel industry, studies the consumer behavior and conducts market research, especially in the area of women health & wellness. She is a enthusiastic individual who is interested in discovering new places, traveling the world, exploring new cultures and meeting new people.


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