Baby blues occurs due to the psychological changes women encounters after giving birth. Just a few days after having your baby you may feel moody, weepy, and irritable. A majority of women don’t expect to feel unexpected sadness after having a baby.
Women experience the baby blues during the first couple of weeks after childbirth feel sadness, irritability, and bouts of crying. Accordingly to American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists have concluded that about 80% of the new mothers have the baby blues.
The actual triggering cause of baby blues is unknown. Many experts believe that hormonal changes after delivering are thought to be the primary causes. After childbirth estrogen and progesterone decrease drastically.
Mood swings: Woman can experience a range of emotions after giving birth. After giving birth, women experience dramatic changes in hormone levels, which result in mood swings.
The symptoms of the baby blues usually occur within minutes and up to a few hours each day. These symptoms should start lessening and disappear around fourteen days after giving birth.
There are many things you can to do deal with the baby blues.
Baby blues should not be confused with postpartum depression it’s the least severe form of depression.
The condition gets cured on its own within fourteen days after giving birth. Postpartum depression last on average for a month or longer. It affects 10-20% of women.
Postnatal depression can affect both men and women, but new dads' symptoms are often overlooked. The baby blues usually start after three to six months after birth.
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