Psychology Changes During Pregnancy - How to Deal with Pregnancy Stress
PSYCHOLOGICAL CARE DURING PREGNANCY
Psychological changes during First Trimester
A rapidly changing emotional state (tears , depressed ,angry at yourself or those you care about.)
Sudden emotional swings
The risk of miscarriage approaches 20 percent in the first trimester. This is a time of heightened stress and anxiety.
Psychological changes during Second Trimester
A sense of general well-being develops.
Feel increased dependence on your partner.
Worry about whether your partner will be available, interested, and able to support you during this time of change.
Excitement of the babies movements.
May increase your desire to have sex with your partner.
May wonder if he still considers you attractive.
Worried about gaining weight.
Psychological changes during Third Trimester
Increased anxiety and concern about labor and the delivery.
You may feel very special.
Some people believe a pregnant woman's ability to function professionally is diminished. If you are still working outside the home, you may face this. So you feel…….
If you are not at risk for complications, you can probably continue to work up to your delivery date.
May need extra attention from your partner, your family, and your friends.
Your sex drive may diminish again.
WORRIES DURING PREGNANCY
I'll have a miscarriage.
My morning sickness is terrible! My baby isn't getting enough to eat.
I'll eat or drink the wrong thing -- and harm my baby.
I'm too stressed out -- and it's hurting the baby.
My baby will have a birth defect.
I'll go into labor too early.
I'll never lose all this baby weight.
I'll have complications
Sex will never be the same again.
Labor will be too tough or painful -- I'll never make it through.
What if something really gross or embarrassing will happen during delivery?
I'll need an emergency c-section.
I won't make it to the hospital in time.
I'm not going to be a good mom.
Don’t stop worrying but don’t worry so much that it becomes stressful.
HOW TO REDUCE STRESS?
Talk to someone
Positive self talk
Take lot of rest
Eat healthy food
Try to keep yourself happy
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