Baby Blues

Mothers and Baby Blues

Baby Blues is a mild form of depression which may occur in eight out of ten women. It normally happens in the first days following birth. You may cry a lot and for no apparent reason. You may also feel anxious, tense or exhausted.

Baby Blues usually passes after a few days. If these feelings persist or worsen it is advisable to see your doctor as soon as possible as you may have postnatal depression.

Fathers and Baby Blues

Dads may also get the baby blues. Although they have not given birth they experience similar challenges of early parenthood such as lack of sleep, worries about being a good dad and the challenges a baby brings and so they may experience this mild depression.

Baby Blues usually passes after a few days. If these feelings persist or worsen it is advisable to see your doctor as soon as possible as you may have postnatal depression.


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