Nourishing the New Mother: Ayurvedic Postnatal Care Practices
As beautiful as motherhood is, it has so much to endure for an upcoming mother. And mood Swings are one of those! These are one of the earliest signs of pregnancy, visible around the fourth week! During every trimester, a mother feels an ocean of emotions, and the intensity is unforeseeable. Bodily changes like swollen, tender breasts, and a baby bump, exhausts her physically. She might cry over a light movie; sometimes, things are not a big deal. And all of it is entirely normal. That's how the pregnancy mood swings are!
The First Trimester:
The bodily changes make it uncomfortable for upcoming moms to deal with their bodies. The first trimester comes with a rush of hormones. Estrogens and progesterone are on board in the bloodstream during the first 12-14 weeks. Usually, there's anger and fear felt during this time. Some moms even believe it to be the most challenging time during pregnancy regarding mood swings. It's the crucial initial time that ensures the healthy development of both the mom and the baby. The possibility of miscarriage worries the mom and causes them fear and anxiety. It also might make the moms angry that they must accept all the bodily changes without any control over them.
The Second Trimester:
It's the utmost time of the pregnancy. But compared to the first three months, a mother becomes familiar with the hormonal changes that their body goes under. They start approaching it differently and more acceptably. In this stage, worries like appropriate baby bump size and good parenting take over their thoughts. You are excited to feel the baby's movements but worried about being a good mom. A constant struggle of ideas is present that doesn't leave the mind and sometimes upsets the mother's mood.
The Third Trimester:
Panic about the delivery starts arising with the arrival of the third trimester. The concern begins focusing if the baby will enter the world through the normal delivery or a c-section. "How painful it's gonna be?" should I go for a c-section? "I don't think that I can take the pain."You start feeling the movements of the baby significantly during this stage. The grannies would tell you that you must constantly feel the baby's movements to keep track of the baby's well-being. In this case, mothers with the anterior placenta are occupied with additional worries since it's difficult to feel and monitor the baby's movements. Post-birth life, how I will handle everything, and the healing process will take a lot of space in your thinking process.
Expecting a baby is a precious journey. Becoming a mother alters your life completely. We cannot conclude the feelings and moods in words, but whatever the expecting mother feels, ensuring her support, love, and care makes it easier for her.