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Is it normal to have mood swings during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have mood swings during pregnancy?

YES!: Pregnancy is a time full of hormone changes, increased stress, and lack of sleep. All of these contribute to mood swings. It it really normal to feel irritable one minute and really happy the next. Ask your friends and family to bear with you during this time. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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During pregnancy, how can I tell if my mood swings are normal or not?

During pregnancy, how can I tell if my mood swings are normal or not?

Moods: Symptoms short lasting, not severe & don't interfere with daily functioning or social interactions or self care. ...Read more

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I have taken 2 pregnancy test and they both came back negative, I am still having symptoms of pregnancy, could i still be pregnant for the last week and a half I have been having symptoms of pregnancy. I have been nauseous, I have fatigue, mood swings, fo

I have taken 2 pregnancy test and they both came back negative, I am still having symptoms of pregnancy, could i still be pregnant for the last week and a half I have been having symptoms of pregnancy. I have been nauseous, I have fatigue, mood swings, fo

It : It depends on whether you have missed your period and when you took your tests. As doctors, anytime a fertile, sexually active woman has an abnormally light or missed period, the first thing we do is rule out pregnancy. You can either take another home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period, so another negative test would help confirm that you are not pregnant. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. ...Read more

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Period due on 1st april breasts feel lil tender having slight cramping nd hectic mood swings i know its a long shot but what r chances of pregnancy?

Period due on 1st april breasts feel lil tender having slight cramping nd hectic mood swings i know its a long shot but what r chances of pregnancy?

When you have sex: There is around a 20 to 25% chance of getting pregnant. However, pregnancy symptoms usually don't begin until a period is missed. These could be premenstrual symptoms. Take a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. Take care. ...Read more

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Are mood swings common in pregnancy?

Yes: America as we knew it has changed dramatically and rapidly. The economy is a concern daily. Many women, even if happy to be pregnant, wonder about the world in which their babies will live. I would be surprised if there weren't mood swings in all moms. Add onto that the hormone shifts of pregnancy, and, yes, changes in mood can be expected. But also check out my guide for mood disorder, depression. ...Read more

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How can I manage my mood swings in my pregnancy?

May be Normal: Mood swings are directly a result on changing hormone levels of estrogen and progesterone. During the early parts of your pregnancy, these hormones are at their highest and women may experience an increase in mood swings. These levels of hormones will stabilize as you enter the second and third trimesters and the mood swings stabilize. If your mood does not improve, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Emotional Instability (Definition)

Emotional instability is a clinical finding in which a person's mood either varies significantly over time between various emotions or a person frequently experiences a strong emotion like ...Read more