Everyone's experience of pregnancy is different. Just as there are physical changes, there are also common emotional changes associated with each trimester, such as mood swings, anxiety and excitement.
It is normal to experience a degree of anxiety and ‘ups and downs’ when expecting a baby. However, some people develop a more pronounced anxiety or lowered mood which can affect their daily life and functioning. When this occurs during pregnancy it is known as antenatal anxiety or antenatal depression.
Pregnancy can be both an exciting and challenging time for expecting parents.