Psychological Pregnancy

Motherhood is one of the most beautiful phases in a woman’s life. Almost all feel the desire to be mothers, this being a goal of your life.

Psychological Pregnancy

However, for various reasons, there are women who can not get pregnant at the time they want, or even at any time. When this unfulfilled desire is associated with several factors, she may suffer from a psychological disorder called pseudociese, better known as psychological pregnancy.

A woman suffering from this disorder will have all the symptoms of a pregnancy, without however being pregnant.

This problem mainly affects married women with problems in their relationship, but also women who have experienced traumatic love experiences, such as separation, abandonment, betrayal, among others.

Thus, the causes of this disorder are mainly related to a strong desire to become pregnant, along with other situations, such as a recent abortion, infertility, low self-esteem, emotional imbalance, depression, or even a personality disorder.

When a woman becomes so affected by her desire to conceive, or in an opposite situation, with her fear exacerbated by pregnancy, the hypothalamus and pituitary glands can be stimulated to produce a substance that is generally only produced during pregnancy, provoking the normal symptoms of a pregnancy.

Thus, a woman suffering from psychological pregnancy has the following symptoms: absence of menstruation, breast enlargement and increased abdominal area, morning sickness and cravings for certain foods. In some cases breast milk production may even occur.

Being this a psychological disorder that causes a hormonal imbalance, the treatment has to focus on these two points. Thus, for the direct cause of the symptoms of psychological pregnancy, hormonal drugs can be used, which will have the function of regularizing the normal levels of these hormones in the body, which will lead to a return to normal functioning.

In this way, menstruation will reappear monthly, the breasts and abdominal area will return to normal size, and breast milk will no longer be produced.

However, it is important that psychological causes are treated. Thus, with the help of a psychologist, but also of the people around her, the woman will have to feel loved and well herself to overcome this problem.