Think im losing my mind. - FamilyEducation
Think im losing my mind.
09/02/2008 at 23:26 PM

I'm 19 weeks today and this will be our 3rd child.But must admit im going crazy already!!One day im fine and happy,the next day im miserable and weepy and everything constantly must be organized perfectly or i just feel everythings falling apart.Now i know hormones play a role in i have experienced before but this is the worst i've been.I can't relax and i always have anxiety and wicked mood swings.Am i the only one?lol

I wld talk to your dr. I've heard of this post partum, but not during. Try to do your best to relax. I'm sure that's not an easy task w/ the other kids, but try. You don't want to pass this onto the baby. You also want to make the whole experience a pleasant one, don't you? Find things you enjoy doing, and avoid the stressful things. Who cares if the house isn't spotless or the laundry gets put off. Your priority shld be taking care of yourself, the baby you're carrying, and the children you already have. Enjoy this time. It will be over before you know it. Good luck!

Thank you for the kind words..

I am 31 weeks with my third and let me tell you this post hits home. And I would like to say it goes away quickly, but that is how I felt for huge chunks of my pregnancy sofar on and off and ALL you can really do is blame hormones and take any help from friends and fam that you can get. The second half of second trimester these feelings really went away for me but boom, hit again as the third trimester set in. I have discussed this with the doc but all they can offer are medications that may or may not be fine for baby and really I would rather not take somthing that may affect my childs wellbeing or behavior later. Once you are past twenty weeks maybe a few sips of red wine and a warm bath, or rocking in a rocker just to chill out if you are able. These are a few things that may help, but I wish you the best. I have a boy and a girl, and def think i am much moodier with ups and downs during the boy pregnancies. maybe it is because of the estrogen and testosterone clashing :P