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3 Natural Remedies To Combat The Insane Hormonal Fluctuations Of Pregnancy

by Caitlin Obara

Pregnancy is filled with all of those wonderful moments and is supposed to be a joyous occasion, but with your hormones in full fluctuation mode, pregnancy can be everything from a quick temper you never thought you had to tears at the silliest things. There may be some aspects of pregnancy hormones that just cannot be avoided, but there are things that you can do to help keep your cool and regulate those hormone levels at least a little to make being pregnant not feel so much like an emotional roller coaster.

Go ahead and dry those weepy tears, bite your tongue, and take a chill. You may be pregnant but this is no reason to have the moody blues. If you have tried all of the aforementioned remedies and nothing seems to help, don't hesitate to talk to your OBGYN for advice.

  1. Exercise - Pregnancy has caused you to lose your figure, your ankles look weird, and your skin is blotchy--you could definitely be dealing with self-esteem issues while you are pregnant. When you are already dealing with erratic hormones, the lows can be, well, really low. One way to beat these moody blues about not looking your best is to exercise. Even though exercise may be the last thing on your mind while you are in the process of growing a baby, it is incredibly good for you, physically and emotionally. The endorphins that are released when you get your heart rate up and put those muscles to work will help you feel a little better.

  2. Yoga and Meditation - Stress is a big deal when you are facing motherhood and feeling a little ho-hum about all the changes your body is going through. Not only do stress levels have an effect on your hormones, but your hormonal levels can fluctuate if you are stressed as well. This is why it is a good time to consider yoga or even meditation to help you find your zen and release some stress that you are carrying around along with your budding baby.

  3. Omega-3 fatty Acids - This nutrient is vital to take in with your foods while you are pregnant anyway because they help to nurture the developing brain and retina of your little one. However, omega-3 fatty acids are also known to help regulate hormonal fluctuations and stave off perinatal symptoms of depression. So if you are not paying much attention to how much omega-3 you are currently taking in, you have an even bigger reason to do so. Contact an OBGYN clinic for more information.