The news of impending motherhood causes a number of contradictory feelings: first, can cover a enthusiasm, then doubt and anxiety. A pregnant woman can overcome fears about how to cope with mother, it is now to change her habitual way of life, it is ready for the changes her partner, in the end, how will labor.

In addition to such thoughts, nausea, heartburn, vomiting, tiredness, drowsiness. Changing sensations, tastes and preferences. Physical ailments, low self-esteem, depressed mood, irritability, even rage – is not a complete list of sensations that can overcome a woman. It is not surprising that in this state, even the slightest reason can cause tears.


Pregnant women tend to be sentimental, anxiety, suggestibility and resentment. But the reason for these feelings not only fears for the future, but also in hormones. Namely, HCG, estrogen and progesterone, relaxin, oxytocin, prostaglandin, cortisone, prolactin, and placental lactogen as the catalysts necessary physical processes can have a profound impact on the emotional background.

But the biggest impact on the mental state of the pregnant women have a adrenaline, norepinephrine, and endorphins. These hormones are responsible for increased heart rate. Endorphins, moreover, are natural painkillers, their level gradually increases and reaches its maximum at the time of birth.


Hormones frequent, but not the only cause of sudden tears in the eyes of the pregnant woman. Doctors say that about 10-12% of expectant mothers suffer from very real depression and the same percentage catches up with postpartum depression. The symptoms are the same – fatigue, anxious thoughts, sadness, tears. But hormonal races, at least from time to time, to appear the hormones of joy, and it means that periodically, the mood will improve, and the tears will follow laugh. And in that case, if this depression continues for more than 2 weeks, to be replaced by a positive emotion, perhaps it makes sense to consult a specialist. Such problem can be solved together with the therapist, possibly with the help of antidepressants, which can be used only with the approval of the gynecologist.

It is impossible to predict how it emotionally will pass the pregnancy. Much depends on the individual. For example, if during PMS, women have encountered apathy, self-pity and the desire to cry, then with high probability we can say that this will be repeated during pregnancy.

The important thing to remember, tantrums and violent outbursts cause excessive release of adrenaline and spasms of blood vessels in the uterus, which negatively affects the baby. Mother's feelings and emotions can affect the developing nervous system of the child and even leave the imprint of a pain in the brain cells. Therefore, despite the hormonal changes, it makes sense to take emotions under control and try to cope with the negative, for the health of your baby.