Emotional Ups and Downs
Many women expect pregnancy to be a time of sheer joy. In reality, it is often a time of ups and downs. This is due in part to the physical changes you are going through and in part to the major changes in your entire life.
Staying focused on the end result of your pregnancy will help you weather the emotions and physical discomforts. Remind yourself that before you know it, your baby will have arrived. It's perfectly okay not to adore being pregnant. While there are women who love it, there are just as many who don't enjoy it at all. The good thing about pregnancy is that above all else, it is only temporary.
Give Up Control
During pregnancy, your body may seem to have a mind of its own. You aren't and will never be the same, so expecting yourself to feel and act the same as always is not realistic. Instead, let pregnancy take you on its journey, and try to enjoy what it gives you. You will probably experience very intense emotions that are different from anything you've felt before. This isn't necessarily a bad thing and instead opens you up to the intensity of motherhood.
There are simply going to be days when you feel tired, scared, joyful, frustrated, or cranky during pregnancy. And sometimes there will be nothing you can do to change that, so the easiest thing is to give yourself a break and just ride it through.