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Hormones and pregnancy. Did anyone experience this??

Posted by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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I had a wonderful pregnancy. No morning sickness, I didn't gain much weight. I was very level headed and even tempered, more so then when I wasn't pregnant. I was a joy to be around according to my husband.

Before pregnancy I always had wicked mood swings with my cycle. Now, 3 weeks postpartum I am starting to experience those feelings of moodiness that I almost forgot about. I hate it. Last night I was so aggravated over nothing that I found myself shaking in the bathroom and I didn't want to come out. I was angry and I just wanted to hit something. Mind you, nothing happened to make me feel this way or trigger it, it just came over me. I felt sick to my stomach. It was the most awful feeling.

I seem to be fine now, today. I guess I slept it off. Ugh, I am just really worried how I am going to deal with baby and moodiness.

Have any of you experienced a lapse of hormonal behavior during pregnancy? Did it come back?

 

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Ktez2002
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:17 AM

I am doing the exact same thing. Im starting to worry. Im getting so moody and I didn't have a good night lastnight either. I had my son 3 weeks ago and for the past week I've been in terrible moods and Im not sure what to do. Im trying really hard to be pleasant today.

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TheTaoOfKim
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:19 AM


Quoting Ktez2002:

I am doing the exact same thing. I'm starting to worry. I'm getting so moody and I didn't have a good night last night either. I had my son 3 weeks ago and for the past week I've been in terrible moods and I'm not sure what to do. I'm trying really hard to be pleasant today.

The only thing that correlates to this for me is that fact that I just stopped the bleeding yesterday.

I had a c-section and up until my healing has been really good. I hope this isn't the beginning of PPD for me.

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jesi817
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:40 AM

 i remember feeling the same way.. i had BAD ppd. it lasted quite a while- i would suggest talking to your doctor about it... i was the same way, a little edgy when im not pregnant- and during pregnancy, my hormone levels evend out- and i was a delight. but right after giving birth- it was like i just exploded! i remember being in the bath tub crying and not ever wanting to get out- and not wanting to feed my baby... so i pumped and let my husband feed her.... ppd was so bad for me that i think i am going to get med this next pregnancy to help me balance out after birth.... good luck to you- doubt this helped- but at least you know your not alone!! :)

TheTaoOfKim
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:43 AM


Quoting jesi817:

 i remember feeling the same way.. i had BAD ppd. it lasted quite a while- i would suggest talking to your doctor about it... i was the same way, a little edgy when im not pregnant- and during pregnancy, my hormone levels evend out- and i was a delight. but right after giving birth- it was like i just exploded! i remember being in the bath tub crying and not ever wanting to get out- and not wanting to feed my baby... so i pumped and let my husband feed her.... ppd was so bad for me that i think i am going to get med this next pregnancy to help me balance out after birth.... good luck to you- doubt this helped- but at least you know your not alone!! :)


I am not trying to deny it could be PPD. I just know how I was before I was pregnant. It would be really hard for me to determine if how I am feeling is worse now.

I appreciate your input and it definitely helped!

 

soakley
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:36 PM

I understand how you feel completely! I had awful morning sickness when I was pregnant, but I wasnt too moody... or at least not angry or anything.. I was really sappy.. I cried over most shows and commercials for the most simple things.. lol.. but now that im not... and even before i was... i feel like a crazy person sometimes... i get just so angry... or upset about something that really isnt that big and i just wanna scream or something.. and then i end up acting like a 3 year old.. I actually stomp through my house.. its ridiculous.. but its the only way for me to get the aggression out cuz i usually have kids on my hips lol..I dont know why I get so moody.. or what triggers it or how to help it.. I was on lexapro 4 years ago before i got pregnant with my daughter cuz i had really high anxiety and it helped even it out and i wasnt so quick to swing into a really bad mood.. but i havent taken since then and i cant afford to go to a doctor.. so i just try to use coping techinques.... always make sure that if you start to feel that way, set the baby down or leave the situation and go somewhere to calm down... thts my worst thing, is I cant always walk away.. but when i can, it really helps.. and make sure to take time for yourself.. i know i get my worst when it becomes a constant cycle of chores, kids, homework, errands, no sleep and there is no end in sight... Just something simple like taking a bath if you have 30 min or eating your favorite food in a corner by yourself lol....I wish it wasnt this way.. its embarrassing for me to get so angry and not know why... i feel ridiculous sometimes when my husband asks what is wrong and I cant tell him cuz I dont know.. I wish you the best of luck.. and maybe talk to your doctor about how you are feeling... he/she may have some suggestions for you..




 


 




 

TheTaoOfKim
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:51 PM


Quoting soakley:

I understand how you feel completely! I had awful morning sickness when I was pregnant, but I wasnt too moody... or at least not angry or anything.. I was really sappy.. I cried over most shows and commercials for the most simple things.. lol.. but now that im not... and even before i was... i feel like a crazy person sometimes... i get just so angry... or upset about something that really isnt that big and i just wanna scream or something.. and then i end up acting like a 3 year old.. I actually stomp through my house.. its ridiculous.. but its the only way for me to get the aggression out cuz i usually have kids on my hips lol..I dont know why I get so moody.. or what triggers it or how to help it.. I was on lexapro 4 years ago before i got pregnant with my daughter cuz i had really high anxiety and it helped even it out and i wasnt so quick to swing into a really bad mood.. but i havent taken since then and i cant afford to go to a doctor.. so i just try to use coping techinques.... always make sure that if you start to feel that way, set the baby down or leave the situation and go somewhere to calm down... thts my worst thing, is I cant always walk away.. but when i can, it really helps.. and make sure to take time for yourself.. i know i get my worst when it becomes a constant cycle of chores, kids, homework, errands, no sleep and there is no end in sight... Just something simple like taking a bath if you have 30 min or eating your favorite food in a corner by yourself lol....I wish it wasnt this way.. its embarrassing for me to get so angry and not know why... i feel ridiculous sometimes when my husband asks what is wrong and I cant tell him cuz I dont know.. I wish you the best of luck.. and maybe talk to your doctor about how you are feeling... he/she may have some suggestions for you..

My DD is onlly 3 weeks old. I have had to put her down 3 times and walk away from her. Hell my DH has had to do it. She cries OMG she cries for seemingly no reason at all. We make sure all of her needs are met but there have been a few times we can't figure it out.

I am funky, but not funky enough to hurt my DD.

What I am feeling is very much the aggression I felt before pregnancy. Now that I have DD I cannot retreat to be alone like a I could before and that changes everything.


 

crysjuls
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:54 PM

not me.  i'm more moody now that i am pregnant than when i'm not.  i get mad at everything and anything and i feel like i just gotta get out on my own for awhile.  just wanna disappear sometimes.  my stress-reliever is coloring...LOL.  so when dh sees me coloring, he KNOWS to stay away and let me have mytime alone!  lol


TheTaoOfKim
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:58 PM


Quoting crysjuls:

not me.  i'm more moody now that i am pregnant than when i'm not.  i get mad at everything and anything and i feel like i just gotta get out on my own for awhile.  just wanna disappear sometimes.  my stress-reliever is coloring...LOL.  so when dh sees me coloring, he KNOWS to stay away and let me have mytime alone!  lol


I love coloring and play doh too. I used to keep lots of arts and crafts in my class room.

soakley
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 3:17 PM


Quoting TheTaoOfKim:


Quoting soakley:

I understand how you feel completely! I had awful morning sickness when I was pregnant, but I wasnt too moody... or at least not angry or anything.. I was really sappy.. I cried over most shows and commercials for the most simple things.. lol.. but now that im not... and even before i was... i feel like a crazy person sometimes... i get just so angry... or upset about something that really isnt that big and i just wanna scream or something.. and then i end up acting like a 3 year old.. I actually stomp through my house.. its ridiculous.. but its the only way for me to get the aggression out cuz i usually have kids on my hips lol..I dont know why I get so moody.. or what triggers it or how to help it.. I was on lexapro 4 years ago before i got pregnant with my daughter cuz i had really high anxiety and it helped even it out and i wasnt so quick to swing into a really bad mood.. but i havent taken since then and i cant afford to go to a doctor.. so i just try to use coping techinques.... always make sure that if you start to feel that way, set the baby down or leave the situation and go somewhere to calm down... thts my worst thing, is I cant always walk away.. but when i can, it really helps.. and make sure to take time for yourself.. i know i get my worst when it becomes a constant cycle of chores, kids, homework, errands, no sleep and there is no end in sight... Just something simple like taking a bath if you have 30 min or eating your favorite food in a corner by yourself lol....I wish it wasnt this way.. its embarrassing for me to get so angry and not know why... i feel ridiculous sometimes when my husband asks what is wrong and I cant tell him cuz I dont know.. I wish you the best of luck.. and maybe talk to your doctor about how you are feeling... he/she may have some suggestions for you..

My DD is onlly 3 weeks old. I have had to put her down 3 times and walk away from her. Hell my DH has had to do it. She cries OMG she cries for seemingly no reason at all. We make sure all of her needs are met but there have been a few times we can't figure it out.

I am funky, but not funky enough to hurt my DD.

What I am feeling is very much the aggression I felt before pregnancy. Now that I have DD I cannot retreat to be alone like a I could before and that changes everything.


 

I know how you feel there too... My son had colic from about 2 weeks old until almost 51/2 months... it wasnt as bad toward the end.. but wow... i spent my evenings every night standing up holding him in a certain position, bounching while he cried... it was awful for both of us.. lol.. but i had an awesome MIL that took him at least twice a week to give me a break... she was my life saver... do you have someone like that to relieve you a few times a week to kind of give you a break?

TheTaoOfKim
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 3:31 PM


Quoting soakley:

 

Quoting TheTaoOfKim:


Quoting soakley:

I understand how you feel completely! I had awful morning sickness when I was pregnant, but I wasnt too moody... or at least not angry or anything.. I was really sappy.. I cried over most shows and commercials for the most simple things.. lol.. but now that im not... and even before i was... i feel like a crazy person sometimes... i get just so angry... or upset about something that really isnt that big and i just wanna scream or something.. and then i end up acting like a 3 year old.. I actually stomp through my house.. its ridiculous.. but its the only way for me to get the aggression out cuz i usually have kids on my hips lol..I dont know why I get so moody.. or what triggers it or how to help it.. I was on lexapro 4 years ago before i got pregnant with my daughter cuz i had really high anxiety and it helped even it out and i wasnt so quick to swing into a really bad mood.. but i havent taken since then and i cant afford to go to a doctor.. so i just try to use coping techinques.... always make sure that if you start to feel that way, set the baby down or leave the situation and go somewhere to calm down... thts my worst thing, is I cant always walk away.. but when i can, it really helps.. and make sure to take time for yourself.. i know i get my worst when it becomes a constant cycle of chores, kids, homework, errands, no sleep and there is no end in sight... Just something simple like taking a bath if you have 30 min or eating your favorite food in a corner by yourself lol....I wish it wasnt this way.. its embarrassing for me to get so angry and not know why... i feel ridiculous sometimes when my husband asks what is wrong and I cant tell him cuz I dont know.. I wish you the best of luck.. and maybe talk to your doctor about how you are feeling... he/she may have some suggestions for you..

My DD is onlly 3 weeks old. I have had to put her down 3 times and walk away from her. Hell my DH has had to do it. She cries OMG she cries for seemingly no reason at all. We make sure all of her needs are met but there have been a few times we can't figure it out.

I am funky, but not funky enough to hurt my DD.

What I am feeling is very much the aggression I felt before pregnancy. Now that I have DD I cannot retreat to be alone like a I could before and that changes everything.


 

I know how you feel there too... My son had colic from about 2 weeks old until almost 51/2 months... it wasnt as bad toward the end.. but wow... i spent my evenings every night standing up holding him in a certain position, bounching while he cried... it was awful for both of us.. lol.. but i had an awesome MIL that took him at least twice a week to give me a break... she was my life saver... do you have someone like that to relieve you a few times a week to kind of give you a break?

I have no family here at all. My mom flew out for 5 days when I got out of the hospital.

My MIL is a f*cking c*nt. I call her every other day to see if she wants to come and see her grand daughter and she might see her once a week, She is ALWAYS busy or has plans. I wish it weren't true. :eyeroll: My DH only has mom, brother and a 100 year old Nana.

I have no help.

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