Do you remember when you’d cry out of nowhere and over anything at the beginning of your pregnancy? Well, get ready to face a whirlwind of emotions and drown yourself in tears again.

Due to physiological (the hormonal imbalance) and emotional (nervousness and anxieties over the birth) reasons, the mood swings are back to consuming pregnant women during the end of the gestational period.

Tiredness, coupled with lack of sleep, means it’s normal to feel irritated, stressed out, exhausted, and sad, sometimes all at the same time! Crying, therefore, is inevitable – and cathartic, so don’t hold your feelings in.

However, if you notice your exacerbated sadness and bad mood are getting in the way of both your daily life and interpersonal relationships, don’t hesitate to seek medical help. Depression can affect future mothers in the final months of pregnancy, but it won’t cause bigger issues for you and your baby if diagnosed and treated quickly.