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Crying all the time?

posted 1 decade 4 years ago
I'm 4 weeks pregnant. I can't control my emotions. Is crying something usual at this time?

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 4 years ago
it is very very normal.

Your hormones are higher than normal and a side effect is being emotional (you might literally cry over some spilled milk!!) I found by about 15 weeks my hormones had settled down (until the last few weeks!!!)

posted 1 decade 4 years ago
i cried at the adverts the other day babe lol x

posted 9 years 2 months ago
It is very common during the pregnancy.

Me too experienced different emotions during my 4th week. Within two weeks, I became normal. It is all because of the changes in the hormones (an amount of increase in the oestrogen and progesterone of the blood). These increased hormone levels can affect the mood.

posted 6 years 10 months ago
Hi dear. I had to reply when I saw your post because that was me at 5 weeks when I found out....totally.....I could have written every word! Like you I was freaked, I also am 33 in a relationship, wanted a baby. I told myself I couldn't cope and I started considering a termination. I found the whole thing completely overwhelming didn’t sleep for about a week and went a bit mental. I turned up to the doctors twice just to cry and freak out at them, I even phoned NHS direct just to tell them I couldn't sleep! How have I got through it? I have taken one day at a time and remembered my mom's advice - 'you are not alone in doing this'. That’s not just your partner but your family and your healthcare team. It’s ok to be frightened and overwhelmed and allow yourself time to adjust. I found that my brain was trying to cope with it all at once - buying baby things, the birth, coping with a crying baby, a stroppy toddler, and even stroppier teenager. Don't think too far ahead, just focus on the first stage - booking appt & scan. If this is what you want, you will get through this hormone freak out stage. I have now got my scan on Monday and am looking forward to knowing my baby is ok and considering I was so freaked that I was willing it to fall out at week 6 is a big difference. I have brought a relaxation CD which is specifically for pregnancy and has a lot of positive visualization techniques to help you bond with your baby - I am finding that helpful. Also, I speak to my baby and tell her how I feel - Just remember - ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!

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