Anonymous

Pregnancy Rage..

Hi! I'm 10 wks pregnant with our second baby.. and unlike my first time, I'm filled with rage at the very scent of anything upsetting. It's not weird for me to be irritated by stupid things.. but I find the level of irrational rage kind of alarming. Any of you moms out there go through this? I'm now spending much of my energy trying to keep things cool, does it stop? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? My husband gets the brunt of it all.. poor guy.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 03

    I’m not pregnant but around the time my period is about to start I turn a little crazy. I’ll start fights with my husband over things that really aren’t a huge deal but somehow I’ll turn it into a yell in your face thing. It’s actually kind of scary! I feel bad for him a little haha! It’s probably just hormones. Mine was worse when I had the nexplanon and the extra hormones from that after I removed it it has gotten better.

  • Andrea
    Jan 03

    Girl! You are speaking my language. A few years ago I found myself feeling super irritable and not being nice to my husband (or any loved ones really). I ended up talking to my doctor and started taking medicine for anxiety and depression (a very low dose). I started feeling like myself again and was able to enjoy life without constantly being irritated. Fast forward to baby #2 (currently 18 weeks pregnant). I started feeling down and angry all the time again (prenatal depression is a thing I guess?). My doctor n I are currently trying to switch my doses to see if that helps. Honestly, I am not a huge advocate for popping a pill to make everything better.... but I kid you not, best decision I ever made. Talk to your doctor and see what they suggest... yes, pregnant makes you hormonal.. but you should be able to enjoy this time instead of constantly full of rage. Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    Jan 03

    Thanks for the replies! Pregnancy can feel pretty isolating so it's always nice to hear I'm not alone in this particular struggle!

  • Anna
    Jan 04

    My second pregnancy has been nothing like my first. I can so easily go from fine to upset in an instant, and it puts serious strain on my marriage as well as my relationship with my 1.5 yr old. One thing that’s helped is taking Vitamin D regularly, separate from my prenatal. It takes the edge off the rage, and gives me a couple extra seconds before declaring the day has been a disaster. Getting good sleep is also very important, and taking the time to identify my triggers. Be aware of your reactions to frustrations, and take it one problem at a time. You can do this!

  • Brittany
    Jan 04

    I went through the same thing in my first trimester.. it was scary how irrationally angry I was all the time. Once I was in the second trimester I was feeling wayyyyy better! It’ll pass

  • MM
    Jan 04

    Hi, girl I completed understand what you are going through. I went through that with my second pregnancy. I handled it the only way I knew how, I stayed to myself and got lots of help from family members to reduce the stress. It will pass though! Best of luck.

  • Myrtle
    Jan 05

    I had a similar experience! I felt super calm and relaxed with my first pregnancy but was very irritable with my second so I feel your pain!!! The irritation seemed to ebb and flow but did get better. Hang in there

  • Ciara Grey
    Jan 06

    I was irritable and mean with my second pregnancy (my daughter) nothing like my first I was calm with my son. I think maybe juggling being pregnant with a child you already have to take care of makes it more challenging then the first pregnancy where all you have to manage is the pregnancy if that makes sense.

  • Ciara Grey
    Jan 06

    It will pass mama! Just hold on <3