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12 weeks pregnant with severe bouts of anger, anyone experiencing this? Any help out there?
I am a stay at home mom of a 2 year old girl, and, as most 2 year olds do, she is pushing my buttons a lot. But I had these same severe episodes of anger when I was pregnant with her, so I don't think it's only that. I am afraid that one of these episodes will become dangerous because I am afraid I might inadvertently get violent. I am not a violent person, but I am getting soooo angry. I did call a social worker I know, but she hasn't gotten back to me yet. My husband is very supportive and calm, but I am alone at home all day every day with my 2 year old and my mood swings. I haven't acted violent but I need some direction and help dealing with this. Thanks:)
Calling a social worker is a good step, but try to find a therapist. Maybe your ob or midwife could refer you to one who has dealt with pregnant women. If it helps, I definitely understand the mood swings and lessened patience, we've got a totally precocious 3 year old. If your two year old is pushing buttons, it's okay to leave the room for a bit (provided it's childproofed and she's not going to fall down stairs/etc) to get yourself together.
I know this answer is a little late, but I am looking for a better answer to my "insane pregnant woman situation". I am a normally calm & patient person, but right now, at 21 weeks, and for the past month or so, all the little things my husband does that used to just annoy me, make me so mad I have thrown things! (not at anyone). Today I broke my cell phone because I was so angry. I try to write things down when I'm upset instead of yelling. It is a good way to keep track of what triggers my anger. It also keeps me from yelling which, along with the angry tears I cry, trigger migraines. It feels like I have no control over my emotions. The books all say this is normal, but being angry causes me physical pain. If only my husband would read what I write and think, hmmm, maybe I shouldn't do that if it upsets her. Still wish I could find a way to stay calm in the first place.