Hormones are a pain and only get worse when you’re pregnant! However, they are important, and they are one of the reasons women are able to get pregnant. Knowing this doesn’t make them any easier to deal with though… Your hormones may make you angry, sad, anxious and tired; the list doesn’t end there, but there are ways you can try to control them and make being pregnant a more enjoyable experience.
Put down those fear-based pregnancy books! If you find you’re often anxious, these books will only make you worse. Do yourself a favour and chuck them out!
Talk to your partner and explain how you are feeling. Not only will this help you put your feelings into perspective, it’ll also help your partner to understand why you may be slightly moodier than normal!
Pamper yourself! Take some time to yourself and relax. Have a bath, put on a facemark and use your favourite moisturiser. Self care has a huge impact on how you feel. We sell treat boxes that feature lots of amazing products to help you relax, find these on our website!
Connect with other expecting mums. This will help you feel less alone and you can share things you learn with each other. It’s also a great opportunity to make some new friends!
Prioritise sleep! It has never been more important to be well rested. If you are tired, your hormones are going to take much more of a toll on your mental state!
Get outdoors; a quick walk to the shop or sitting in the park. Fresh air is a great way to clear your head.
Be patient with yourself. Don’t feel guilty because you’re not happy 24/7. Growing and carrying a baby is hard work, cut yourself some slack!
Avoid overeating, this can make you feel lethargic.
If you are struggling with your hormones, try a mixture of these things and chances are your hormones will become much more manageable. However, if you still feel extremely hormonal and you are struggling, it is important that you speak to a medical professional or your midwifery team.