Mood Swings, Could I Be Pregnant?

By JustMommies staff

Can mood swings be a sign or pregnancy?

Ask any pregnant woman if she has had mood swings during her pregnancy and you will most certainly hear yes. Although not all women experience moodiness and irritability, most will experience at least some degree of mood swings during pregnancy. Whether moods swings is an actual symptom of pregnancy is debatable.

Mood swings during early pregnancy

Mood swings during early pregnancy are fairly common. This may be due to hormonal shifts, fatigue, stress and anxiety, or any combination of the above. Classic symptoms of pregnancy include breast tenderness, fatigue, nausea and/or vomiting, and a missed period. If you are having mood swings combined with the above symptoms, you may indeed be pregnant.

Other causes of mood swings

As you probably know, mood swings can also be a symptom of premenstrual syndrome better known as PMS. If you are having severe mood swings, you should consult your doctor as moodiness and irritability could also be an indicator of depression or other mood disorders.

The only reliable way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to have a pregnancy test taken at home or at your doctor's office.

Are you pregnant? Use JM's Due Date Calculator to determine your estimated due date.