The Difference Between The Baby Blues & Postpartum Depression
Motherhood is an exciting experience. However, the period following the birth of a baby brings significant changes and adjustments that at times can be intense and overwhelming.
“Baby Blues”. These are normal responses to the feelings of increased responsibility, and to all the changes and adjustments that take place around a newborn. These feelings may include sadness, anxiety, fear, guilt, loneliness, frustration or anger. In general, it is normal for you to experience these symptoms within two to three days of delivery; they usually peak on the fifth day and resolve within the first two weeks.