Why does estrogen make me so hormonal during pregnancy?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you feel like your hormones are surging in tidal waves during pregnancy, you're not imaging things, of course. The big biological player in most of these issues is estrogen. You produce more estrogen in one pregnancy than you will in the rest of your entire non-pregnant life combined. In short, your pregnant body is going through a hormonal firestorm, and that affects not only how you look, but also how you feel. Your goal should be to embrace your pregnancy and learn to celebrate the changes in your body and even your relationships. After all, the way you handle those changes, in part, plays a role in what happens after pregnancy as well - in terms of both your health and your happiness.
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