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After the Baby is Born – Feeling Blue

In addition to the physical changes, your spouse may feel sad or have the “baby blues.” According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Fifty to 75 percent of new mothers are known to feel a little sad or depressed after giving birth. Her hormone changes, anxiety about caring for the baby, and lack of sleep all affect her emotions.


Your spouse must learn to be patient with herself and realize that these feelings are normal and should get better over time. She should be aware of her feelings and talk with her family, friends, and her doctor. If your partner is extremely sad or is unable to care for herself or her baby, call the doctor right away. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, She might have a serious condition called postpartum depression.



Signs of postpartum depression that your wife may display include:



Today, this condition can be successfully treated with medicine and/or therapy. Your doctor can help your spouse feel better and get back to enjoying her new baby.



Also See:


·         Physical Changes


·         Regaining a Healthy Weight and Shape


·         Infant Safety


·         Getting Rest