Pregnancy is a unique time in a woman’s life. Her body produces new and existing hormones at different levels to support the growing pregnancy.

However, these hormones can also impact how she feels at different times during pregnancy. While every woman’s pregnancy will differ, here’s an overview of what can happen.

Early in Pregnancy (Week 1-13)

During the first trimester, the first 13 weeks of pregnancy, women experience hormonal changes and usually pregnancy symptoms. You may feel moody, emotional, or weepy, and you could also feel fatigued during this time.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, a woman produces more estrogen in one pregnancy than she would produce in her whole life if she weren’t pregnant. No wonder you feel emotional during this time!

Biological symptoms aside, you could also feel overwhelmed, excited, nervous, or any variety of emotions over your pregnancy. It’s a major life change, and you may not know what to expect. 

Weighing Your Pregnancy Options

The first trimester is the time when you usually make a pregnancy decision. If you’re unsure whether you want to choose parenting, adoption, or abortion, visit A Hope Center to process your emotions and receive information in a safe space.

During the Second Trimester (Week 14-27)

By week 14, you will have reached the second trimester. The abortion pill is no longer an option, and you’ve likely chosen either parenting or placing your child for adoption.

Your early pregnancy symptoms, like morning sickness, may have subsided by this time. Some women consider the second trimester one of the best parts of pregnancy, as they feel better and have more energy.

Some of the anxieties of the first trimester could begin to diminish as you settle into pregnancy, aren’t as concerned about miscarriage, and have some time before you think about your due date.

The Third Trimester (Week 28-40)

The third trimester can be physically and emotionally more challenging. You may feel tired of pregnancy and ready for the next chapter.

Also, you might wonder about labor and be a little on edge if you haven’t gone through it before. Try to talk with other women who have gone through this stage already. Ask your doctor about what to expect. Talking with others can help you feel more at ease.

Postpartum Emotions

After delivering your child, you could feel all kinds of emotions, positive and negative. 

Many women can experience feelings of sadness for a few days to a couple of weeks as their hormones change. 

These postpartum blues symptoms can include sadness, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, feeling overwhelmed, crying, reduced concentration, appetite problems, and trouble sleeping.

While these blues often go away on their own, if they stay or you have more intense symptoms, it’s essential to talk with your doctor about postpartum depression. 

Every Woman’s Experience Will Be Different.

Your pregnancy, symptoms, and emotions will be unique to you. While pregnancy can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re unsure what to do, A Hope Center can help.

Schedule a no-cost appointment today to talk with a caring team member, receive early pregnancy services, and ask as many questions as you’d like. We can help!

A Hope Center does not provide or refer for abortions.