Crying in Pregnancy

Catherine - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Is it normal to get overly emotional in the weeks before giving birth?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and seem to be crying for several hours a day for very little reason. It feels the same as with the baby blues I had after my daughters birth-completely irrational and yet uncontrollable. Does this sometimes happen before birth as well?

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Maricelis - posted on 02/09/2010

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I was extremly emotional and sensitive when i was pregnant with my youngest! It is pretty common and it could happen at anytime during your pregnancy some women experince this for some time after they give birth as well (usually until your hormones go back into sink!!) as from what i have seen from my own personal experinces ; but if you have major concerns i'd recommend asking your doc.

Jenn - posted on 02/09/2010

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I cried all the time when I was pregnant. Poor Brian didn't know what to do LMAO!

Jessica - posted on 02/09/2010

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I was very emotional with my last pregnancy - more so than with my first. Little things would set me off. 2nd baby was a girl - maybe too much estrogen or something in my system! I cried less after my second was born though. With my first I had a very emotional first week and then it was over, but with my second it was only a little bit on the day she was born. It will get better and if it doesn't then your doctor will be able to help you.

Krista - posted on 02/09/2010

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Hell, I once cried because my husband made me a grilled cheese sandwich and I could tell it was a different kind of cheese, but he wouldn't tell me what kind and kept insisting that I try it. We definitely get emotional, but keep an eye on things -- if it's interfering with your regular enjoyment of life then talk to your obstetrician.

User - posted on 02/09/2010

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I cried throughout my entire pregnancy. I cried the night before they induced me. All night I cried. When I was in the hospital and alone in the room I would cry. I was a very emotional pregnant lady. Yes it is normal, you will be fine. Sometimes it just feels better to get it all out. I guess it's better than yelling and throwing a fit, I did that a lot too :)

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Tuts - posted on 09/01/2012

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My Gosh, thank you ladies! I was just bawling it now and decided to google my problem. This is my 3rd pregnancy (1st Trimester) and i thought i was just being needy but im glad to know im not alone. I didnt experience this during the other pregnancies. My partner has just driven off in the middle of the night coz i cant explain to him why im crying. The human body is indeed complex.

Catherine - posted on 02/09/2010

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Thanks for messages-nice to know I'm not going completely crazy! My daughters 8 now so often the crying is while she is at school so I dont think she has picked up on anything.
Guess its a case of getting on with it and hope that it doesn't continue for too long x

Amy - posted on 02/09/2010

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I cried a lot at the end of mine too. I was miserable for the last month- I was huge and hot and frustrated - so I just cried. Didn't know how else to express it. We live in VA and it was terribly hot in June and July (my last months) and I just wanted my baby out. The fact that I had to be induced a week late didn't help matters at all. This is an emotional time with all your hormones. They change as you get closer to giving birth so just hang in there and know you will soon have your little baby in your arms and then you will be crying tears of joy and happiness!! Good luck.

Jen - posted on 02/09/2010

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its totally normal your going through big changes but if it does carry on a couple of weeks after the birth i would see your gp.

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See a doctor soon as you have another child to take of and if you are not in the right state of mind, this can affect them as well (I had SEVERE post-pardum depression so I am speaking from experience).

Sarah - posted on 02/09/2010

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I was very emotional for both of my pregnancies, but more so for my second. I can relate to you...so sorry.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/09/2010

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This happened to me. I would get really emotional for no reason and just had a good cry. I used to get really uptight aswell and snappy. My hubby thought I had turned into a monster lol. I asked my midwife about it and she thought it was my hormones working overtime. I don't think its anything to worry about.

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I did this with my second child and the doctor said it is normal. However, I did not bounce back (emotionally) as fast after that one and you may need a light antidepressent for awhile

Sabrina - posted on 02/09/2010

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yeh can happen i cried at a advert that id seen hundreds of time b4 hand & never cried every1 dif jst keep eye on it afta havin little 1 hav word with ur health visitor or doc if ur worried gud luck with the birth & everything x

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