I wanted to talk about hormones this week! Some of us get mad at our partners for no reason at all, or feel resentment; some of us cry uncontrollably; some have bipolar-like emotions that consist of many ups and downs; and sometimes our hormones affect our sex lives too! All of this is normal and it's okay as long as it isn't interfering with your life too much. Personally, I am a crier above all. I will cry, for literally no reason at all, every couple of days. I was already emotional, and the new fear and concern of becoming a new mom definitely added to that, but then you add my hormones and I couldn't even try to fight the need to let it all out! I became okay with this sort of thing as a release, but of course if you don't feel that way, and it adds to your distress too much, talk to your doctor about what you can do to change it! Even just talking to someone (a friend, partner, or even through an online forum) can make a huge difference to get it all out.
It also seems these feelings affect sex for a lot of pregnant women as well. For me, sex has changed a lot in good and bad ways. At the beginning, I felt gross, not sexy, and wanted nothing to do with sex; I didn't feel close to my partner at all. On top of that, my morning sickness made it impossible to do so without getting sick; and I would get pelvic pain every time I tried. I dreaded sex. Then, my third trimester hit, and suddenly, my libido was livened! I wanted it more often than my partner did, it was crazy! Don't expect this to happen to you, because everyone will feel different; just know that no matter how you feel, it's normal, and it's not a big deal to not feel yourself during pregnancy.
*You should talk to your doctor about any pains you have though, because you always want to do what is safest for your baby. :)
I'm a first time mom at 20--trying to get through life being a mom, wife, student, and employee--here to share my journey and some tips with you!