How do hormones affect the self-esteem of the expectant mother? | Women’s magazine “Liza”

Expec­tant moth­ers tend to change their mood. In addi­tion to claims against oth­ers, preg­nant women are often dis­sat­is­fied with them­selves. The rea­son for this is hor­mon­al changes in the body. But how to feel more har­mo­nious in an “inter­est­ing posi­tion”?


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Timing matters

Accord­ing to experts, expec­tant moth­ers often fall into the hor­mon­al trap in the sec­ond or third month of preg­nan­cy. The woman dreamed of a baby, and — lo and behold! The test is final­ly pos­i­tive. But dis­ap­point­ment sets in, doubts over­come: “Sud­den­ly I can’t cope?” Prog­es­terone is to blame — its excess makes you feel inse­cure in your own abil­i­ties.

READ ALSO: How To Boost Your Self-Esteem: 5 Sim­ple Tips

What to do? Do noth­ing — take a break, and if there are no con­traindi­ca­tions, you can drink tea with mint or chamomile. These plants, accord­ing to research by herbal­ists, improve mood and raise self-esteem.

By the fourth month of preg­nan­cy, the hor­mon­al back­ground sta­bi­lizes. By the way, it is at this time that self-esteem is the high­est for all 9 months. But! It can decrease before child­birth and imme­di­ate­ly after them due to a pow­er­ful hor­mon­al drop.

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And again, you should not suc­cumb to bad thoughts — hor­mones will soon return to nor­mal. In addi­tion, there is a pow­er­ful tool for increas­ing parental self-esteem — the baby. As soon as you take it in your arms, the pitu­itary gland begins to release the hor­mone pro­lactin into the blood, caus­ing a surge of hap­pi­ness to the heart and milk to the chest.

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An inter­est­ing fact: for three years, Amer­i­can sci­en­tists have observed changes in self-esteem dur­ing the day in three hun­dred young women. It turned out that in the ear­ly morn­ing, when bio­rhythms are on the decline, and the lev­el of estro­gen secre­tion that sets us up for pos­i­tive decreas­es to a dai­ly min­i­mum, 68% of girls rate them­selves as “aver­age”, and 11% even put them­selves “unsuc­cess­ful”. But by 16.00, when the bio­rhythms are at their peak, and addi­tion­al por­tions of estro­gens enter the blood­stream, 89% of the young ladies over­es­ti­mate their rat­ing!



By the way, in moth­ers who are breast­feed­ing, self-esteem prob­lems are much less com­mon than in those who trans­ferred the child to arti­fi­cial mix­tures.

Author: Every­thing will be good

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