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Pregnancy and after having a baby can sometimes affect your emotional wellbeing...

For many women and their families having a baby is a happy time. However, some women find their moods may change more rapidly and they may feel more anxious. Pregnancy and birth can have an impact on your emotional wellbeing as pregnancy hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone contribute to giving you this mix of emotional highs and lows. Stress levels can rise when life-changing events happen, even when the event is positive and joyful.

When you become pregnant, your body changes and these changes can affect how you feel. Some women love how their bodies change, finding the whole experience makes them feel strong and positive, whilst some women do not like the way they look or feel.

More information about emotions during pregnancy can be found: