Overflowing emotions trigger a variety of disordersHormonal factors become one of the causes of the increasingly frequent pregnant women to get angry, although not apart from other factors. For example, the accumulation of discomfort felt by pregnant women makes it difficult to sleep, feel the pressure on the bladder, or a feeling of heat. Triggers changes in moods of pregnant women so it can also be caused by worries of being a parent, childbirth, and others. Specifically regarding the effects of anger on pregnant women, a study was conducted involving 166 women during the second trimester of pregnancy. Furthermore, they are divided into two groups, namely the group that is often angry and the group that is less angry. Pregnant women who are often angry, also seem more often feel tense, making them depressed. As a result, fetuses in pregnant women become overactive and experience growth retardation. When you're angry, the body of pregnant women will be filled with cortisol and adrenaline which suppresses the hormones dopamine and serotonin. This also will be experienced by the baby in the womb. As a result, babies born to mothers who are often angry are more at risk of disturbed sleep patterns, orientation, motor maturity, and not to mention depression. A psychologist also revealed that the psychological state of the mother during pregnancy will help affect the baby's temperament.
Tips to Reduce Anger when PregnantChanges in emotions are difficult to resist, but at least there is still something that can be done to ease them. Try the following steps when you feel angry.
- Talking with someone who is emotionally close can reduce tension while getting support. You can talk with your partner, friends or family. In addition, you can also talk with fellow expectant mothers.
- Avoid discussions or conversations that will only trigger you to get angry. Try to take a light walk for half an hour to calm down.
- Increase the time to rest. Lack of sleep will only make the mood of pregnant women worsen. Short naps can be done to replace the reduced hours of sleep at night.
- Take the time to do things that you enjoy, for example doing hobbies. If you like watching movies, then do it with friends. Reading your favorite book in the park with a calm atmosphere can be useful too.
- Pour your feelings into writing in a diary. If you feel upset with someone, write to him, but do not need to be sent. The goal is to vent just feelings.
- Stay active. You can get used to walking in the morning, swimming, or other sports you like. It also also helps relieve the pain felt during pregnancy.