Emotions During Early Pregnancy
Your hormones are raging and they can effect how you feel emotionally. These are some of the feelings you may go through as your pregnancy progresses.
- Some women feel like they want to be pregnant ???someday??? but ???not now??? (various reasons could include; not enough money right now, husband in school, apartment too small.)
- Feel pleasure in finding oneself able to become pregnant
- May feel rejection of pregnancy – not the baby
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Foul taste in mouth
- First three months are spent getting used to ???I???m pregnant now!???
- Feelings of ???Now???? and ???Who me???? continue throughout pregnancy.
- May feel frustrated because there are few visible signs to confirm your pregnancy.
- Can’t wait for the day when you will “look” pregnant. When this happens, your focus changes to ???yes, me!??? and ???yes, now!???.
- Quickening (feeling the baby moving) – provides a settling feeling. Confirms you’re really pregnant.
- New mother’s often become an extrovert and seeks out friends that are pregnant. Starts making plans and arrangements for the new baby.
Emotions During Middle Pregnancy
- Family members begin to ???practice??? new role of father, sister, brother, etc.
- Mother???s concern in mid-pregnancy is not so much for herself as for her baby.
- Time seems to passe quickly.
- You want to see what the baby looks like; it’s normal to have day dreams and fantasies about how the baby will look.
Emotions During Late Pregnancy
- Time seems to drag along.
- You feel somewhat vulnerable – and you might not go out much because you are worried about harm to the baby. You might not understand why others can???t see why you are worried.
- By the 8th month, you find ways to cope with the time remaining.
- May be hard for you to sleep the last month due to thoughts about your pregnancy, the baby, what labor and delivery will be like, etc.
- Then you settle down to wait.
- It’s normal to worry about whether or not your baby will be healthy.