Baby Blues: Depression after Childbirth

The “baby blues” are mood swings caused by hormonal changes. In all likelihood this period of feeling low one minute and euphoric the next won’t last beyond the first week but you’ll still need a lot of support to get you through it. Maybe the “baby blues” are a natural sign to those around you that you need time and space to come to terms with being a mother. That is certainly how a concerned partner, relative or friend should deal with it, although you’ll find that because your hormone are all over the place, you’ll also cry when someone’s nice to you!

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