How do you deal with pregnancy hormones?

This is my second pregnancy and thankfully I'm not nearly so weepy or emotional, but I'm wondering how others deal with the irrational hormone swings. I'm a project manager in software engineering at a male dominated work place (which is more than fine by me if I'm my sane normal self), so I don't really have the liberty to allow myself to fall apart at work and often come home wound up and falling apart. What do you do to try to keep the hormonal roller coaster tolerable when you don't have the liberty to fall apart?

Malica asked on 10 May '11 at 11:27

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Ri- due 14th may ivf baby. answer on 10 May '11 at 11:27

Unfortunately for my husband he cops it all when i get home from work. I have to be strong at work being a high flow retail manager, sometimes i have to go slip away for a few minuets and have a good scream. My husband is very supportive and understands that i cant loose my head at work and that he will just have to deal with me when I we get home. That's how i dealt!

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Dee s answer on 09 May '11 at 17:01

A "chemical pregnancy" is just another term for an early miscarriage. Many times this happens without the woman even knowing she is pregnant. Usually the reason for this is because of abnormalities with the developing fetus or due to the embryo not implanting properly within the womb lining itself. Your doctor will probably advise you to wait for 2 - 3 months before trying again to conceive as it can take a while for your hormone level to return to its normal level. Usually it takes longer if you miscarry further along. So given the fact that you were only a few weeks along it should only be a week or two. Try not to worry.... it is perfectly normal and happens more often than a lot of people realise as it often occurs very early on after conception and most people assume it is their period but a little late. I have had this happen myself and have gone on to have a perfectly healthy baby since then so it does not mean that anything is wrong with you. Hope this helps and good luck =)

Tausha answer on 09 May '11 at 17:15

It normally takes around two weeks from the point of conception for your body to produce enough HcG (pregnancy hormone) to be readable on a typical at Home pregnancy test. I believe blood tests can tell sooner but you'll need to make an appointment with your doctor for one of those. Good luck!

Mommysylvia25 answer on 09 May '11 at 19:10

The most likely answer is that your body still thinks it is pregnant. Even after giving birth, it takes time for your body to return to normal and stop making the hormones it makes during pregnancy. I'm sorry you had a miscarriage, but try to focus on getting healthy again before you think about beinmg pregnant. Sometimes your body is too stressed to be pregnant or has too little energy to grow a baby.

Ashleys having a boy!due 1/27/09 answer on 09 May '11 at 19:54

I am queen of mood swings and with my first daughter that concerned me a lot too but as we all know hormones are going crazy when your pregnant so I think its all normal.

Poohb2878 answer on 09 May '11 at 20:08

My relationship with my husband has actually grown stronger. I've given him lots of reading materials about my hormonal changes so he understands I'm not always in control of my own body anymore. There have been times when it's been rough, but on the whole my pregnancy has brought us closer together. We talk a lot more about our hopes and fears for the future. I think communication is key. As far as attraction is concerned...I haven't noticed my husband "checking out" other women and he tells me daily how good I look (and he likes how I smell. apparently I smell differently. He even made a joke the other day that while God has given me cankles, he made up for it by makign me smell good.) I did want love more earlier on in pregnancy (when I looked normal) but now at 8 months it's the last thing on both of our minds. We just talk and laugh together. That's what's healthy for us. But it's important to remember that every relationship adn every pregnancy is different.