What Are The Baby Blues?

Dr. Sarah AllenPostpartum Depression Blog

If you are reading this you have probably recently had a baby. Are you feeling less joy than you expected to?  One of the myths of motherhood is that we will enjoy every moment and also that as soon as you deliver, you will look down and bond with your little one.

Yes, having a baby can be joyful, their tiny little fingers and toes, the smell of their hair, but if this is your first baby you might not know that it is very common to feel weepy and moody too.

The “baby blues” affects 60-80% of all new mothers. It usually occurs within the first three days following birth and continues for a couple of weeks and goes away on its own.

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