It is common for mothers to feel somewhat sad or different emotionally after they give birth. Delivering a baby involves a sudden change in hormones. This rapid change can lead to what is most commonly known as the baby blues. Though it is common it’s important to know the difference between Baby Blues and postpartum depression.
Symptoms can include:
Anxiety / Sadness.
Crying / Mood Swings.
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Baby Blues can occur 2-3 days after delivery and can last 2-3 weeks. Postpartum Depression can include similar symptoms but they last much longer. It can make it hard to care for yourself or your baby.
If you have been feeling anxious, sad, or more nervous than usual and you feel that it’s affecting how you are caring for your baby call Beacon Health Services at: 888-581-7526.
You’re not alone. There are other mothers out there who may have experienced what you’re experiencing.
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