A common question I get quite often is “are mood swings normal during pregnancy?” The short answer is yes. Almost every patient I see complains of mood swings. They can be subtle, such as less patience with their kids or husband, or much greater like crying at TV commercials and feeling a lot of anger.
If you are pregnant and suffering from mood swings, be patient with yourself and tell your loved ones to have more patience with you, because this will likely continue throughout your pregnancy.
Some suggestions I share with moms-to-be who are trying to get a handle on their mood swings include:
- Write your feelings and …
From The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th Edition
- Keep your milk flowing.
- Keep your baby fed.
- Keep your baby close.
What are some ways that you have incorporated these “Three Keeps” into your breastfeeding relationship? Tell us in the comment section below.
The Lactation Connection is having back-to-back sales this month on select clothing items for mom and baby.
- September 3-16: Select baby and children’s clothing, 40% off
- September 17-30: Breastfeeding tops, 25% off
The Lactation Connection is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in The Shops at Renown at Renown Regional Medical Center. Private lactation consultations are also offered with our board-certified lactation consultants. Call 982-5210 or visit www.renown.org/TheLactationConnection to make an appointment.