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    Oh, the joys of pregnancy and childbirth. While there is certainly some joy involved, there is also some fear, a little bit of trepidation, and a whole lot of crazy. I hate to say it aloud, but all women that have given birth know all too well that having a child makes you crazy. It just does. Take a look at these examples, and most likely, it’ll bring up some crazy experiences of your very own.

    Pre-Pregnancy

    Before you get pregnant, it’s possible that you are struggling to conceive. While it seems like some women get pregnant at the drop of a hat, others struggle for years. This in itself, is often due to a hormonal issue. Add the stress of infertility on top of that and you have a recipe for crazy. I was one such crazy woman. Before I fell pregnant with my first child, I can remember one instance, after trying for about a year, of screaming and yelling at my husband because he was using a new lotion on his face. I was convinced that this stupid lotion was causing some kind of problem and that was why we couldn’t conceive. After being diagnosed with a progesterone problem, we did in fact get pregnant, and I apologized for my crazy outburst(s).

    Pregnancy

    I’m not even going to give a specific example. If you’ve ever met a pregnant woman, you’ve met a crazy pregnant woman. During pregnancy, your hormones are absolutely bonkers. Crying at commercials, yelling at strangers, you get the idea. If you’ve been pregnant, you’ve done something crazy. For me, I cried when our new carseat didn’t fit perfectly (it was fine), melted down when my cupcakes were too dry (they weren’t), and accused my husband of a slew of awful things.

    Post-Pregnancy

    Exactly 4 days after my son was born, I felt my hormones crash. I literally felt them. I was a bigger mess than I had ever been in my life. About a month after my sister’s first born, we stayed in a hotel for a work obligation. She had a panic attack about a picture on the wall possibly falling and hitting her child as she slept in her bouncer. The picture was screwed into the wall…Like, permanently screwed into the wall. Women do crazy things after the baby is born because your hormones are trying to regulate themselves. They are rising and falling and swinging all around. Women aren’t really crazy when they have a baby, but their hormones most definitely are.

    When to Worry

    For the most part, the hormonal situations of pregnant women will work themselves out. Sometimes, however, they need a little help. I tried for a year to conceive before discovering a hormonal imbalance. You may or may not wait that long before seeking help. Similarly, if you aren’t feeling better a few months after baby arrives, it might be worth getting checked out.

    If you are concerned about your hormones, either pre or post baby, get to HerKare and let a physician check you out. They may be able to test your hormones, determine whether an imbalance is present, and get you the help you need. Hormones are a big deal. Get to HerKare and let a treatment professional help you feel better than ever.

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