You may feel very emotional at different times during your pregnancy. For example, you may cry, worry more or feel moody. This is natural! It’s often caused by hormonal changes that take place. During these times, it is very important to receive support.
Talk with your birth partner.
Share your feelings. Talk abou and plan for your pregnancy. Discuss your hopes, worries and fears. Remember, concern for your baby’s health is normal. If worrying starts to interfere with your life, talk to your health care provider.
Take a childbirth preparation class.
You and your birth partner will learn about child birth, breathing methods for easing labor pains, etc. You’ll also meet other pregnant women. It can be helpful to talk to people who are sharing your experience. Most health care facilities offer child birth and parenting classes.
Learn more about your pregnancy, birth and child care.
Ask your health care provider any questions you have. Visit your local library, too. Ask a librarian for help if you need it.
Make time for yourself.
Your social life doesn’t have to end. Having fun is important to good mental health. Do something you enjoy every day. For example:
Remember to get plenty of rest too. Ask family members to help out with chores.