Do kids cure PMT?
Feeling less monthly upheaval since you became a mother? According to Health24’s new State of the Nation Survey it’s a common experience.
It’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between general grumpiness and PMT – often it’s only afterwards that you’ll say “Oh, that’s why I was such a cow!” And goodness knows, children do drive one to homicidal rage at time.
But mothers report that they feel less at the mercy of their hormones than those who are still deciding about starting a family. According to Health24’s new State of the Nation Survey, this is a common experience.
Women with biological children are less likely “always” to suffer from PMT (14%) than other women. Women unable to have children and women who already have children were most likely “never” to suffer from PMT (38%), with women ambivalent about children least likely “never” to suffer (18%).
The online survey was filled in by over 15 000 people, and gives a fascinating insight into our current attitudes and experiences relating to health. For more results, visit Health24
Is this your experience? Does PMT affect you more or less now that you have kids?