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A - August 31st, 2004 10:22 AM

My husband and I are pregnant with our first child. We were both happy at first, but now he has a horrible temper, especially with me. We have always been very close, but now he seems emotionally detached. I thought I was supposed to be the one with moodswings, is this normal?

chris - August 31st, 2004 10:22 AM

my significant other is goingto be a first time dad also. I already have one other child. I have noticed that the man tries to take on the world

Stressed Man - October 15th, 2004 10:51 AM

Why yes - I think we do have mood swings. I know in my case I went from a very loving relationship with my wife to a "do not touch me" with her very quickly. It was a shock to me and it weighed heavily on my heart. So after a few weeks of limited physical contact, little conversation (she was very tired most of the time), and general irritability, I noticed I was getting ticked off with the slightest of things. So yes, I think we do go through mood swings but I think ours are from the lack of companionship that we were used to before pregnancy.

TGS - November 5th, 2004 4:11 PM

I don't know if it is normal, but my husband & I have the same problem. The closer it gets to the due date the worse he gets, you would think he was pregnant instead of me.

Tracey - November 16th, 2004 1:50 PM

I think it is very normal for men to have certain mood swings during pregnancy. I think women sometimes forget that their husband's life has been completely turned upside town as well. The guys have just as much stuff to worry about as a women during pregnancy. While a women's mood swings are mostly due to hormones, the guy's mood swings are a combination of the huge change in his wife, the new responsibility he is going to face, the anticipation, the financial burdon and so on. Pregnancy is a big adjustment for everyone.

Dave - January 20th, 2005 5:55 PM

I think this comes from some kind of weird perceived competition. The guy feels like the wife is spending more energy on thinking and doing things baby related instead of her attention being “focused” on hubby. I know I felt really weird for the first week or so, like I was yesterday’s news. I realized though that this was something that I needed to share with my wife, and since I came to this realization I’ve been emotionally “stable”.

Noonie - March 9th, 2005 1:08 PM

I think I'm pregnant, but he doesn't know yet. Will he show any signs of knowing that he got me pregnant or will he act in a certain way after a couple of days of having sex?

Missy - August 9th, 2005 6:21 PM

This is the same with my husband. Sometimes I wonder if he's excited at all that I am having his baby. But I did finally talk to him about it and he told me I was the one who was moody. Maybe as pregnant ladies we don't realize how moody we are--because our reasons for being upset seem very rational to us. I don't think your pregnancy is giving him symptoms but perhaps the way you are acting is causing this reaction. And like with TGS, my husband is getting worse now that I am further along and close to my due date. He gets me so pist sometimes that I am not sure I want him in the room with me when the baby is born.


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