While all kinds of changes take place in the body, the hormones kick in and there are all kinds of reasons for a good deal of stress for most women, all women experience this in a different way. Mood swings during pregnancy are common, with pregnancy depression in just under ten percent of cases.
Risk factors for pregnancy depression
Complications during pregnancy, which require extra bed rest or treatment. Previous miscarriage or miscarriages. Abuse, now or in the past. Unplanned pregnancy. Infertility problems prior to pregnancy. Personal or family history of depression. Increased stress related to finances, relationships, work, etc.