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How will pregnancy affect me mentally?

How Will Pregnancy Affect Me Mentally?

Pregnancy can be a time of complex emotions. Whether your pregnancy was unexpected or carefully planned, you will likely experience new–and even overwhelming–feelings.

Your Options Medical provides the medical services you need to make a pregnancy decision. With in-person and telehealth appointments, we are committed to offering the best care. 

The Role of Hormones

Significant changes occur in your body when you become pregnant. The hormones flooding your body can cause emotional side effects like moodiness and excessive sadness. These side effects can be a minor annoyance or feel debilitating. 

If you have confirmed your pregnancy, these feelings can likely be attributed to the changes you are experiencing. Still, if you find these mood swings and strong emotions are majorly impacting your quality of life, it’s best to speak with a medical provider. They can offer further help. 

When To Seek Care

Knowing when you need extra assistance or professional care during pregnancy can be challenging. Mental health issues are more common than you think, and seeking counseling is essential.

According to the Mayo Clinic, about 7% of pregnant women experience depression. This condition is characterized by pervasive, ongoing sadness, disinterest in daily activities, and more.

And you are more likely to experience depression if one or more of these factors applies to you:

  • Unexpected pregnancy 
  • History of depression
  • Life stressors
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of social support
  • Intimate partner violence

At this time, receiving help is critical. You may find yourself worrying about your pregnancy, unable to sleep or engage in daily activities, or struggling to attend prenatal appointments. If these apply to you, you owe it to yourself to speak with a medical provider. 

Your well-being is the priority. You deserve to have your fears addressed and start receiving any necessary care. 

No-Cost, Private Medical Services

Your Options Medical provides professional medical services to women with unexpected pregnancies. Our advocates are here to listen, inform, and offer expert care. Your health matters to us. 

Make an appointment today to get started. We offer comprehensive services you can trust.

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