Introduction: Baby blues
Baby blues is a non-specific medical term often used to describe
the fact that many mothers feel somewhat down after childbirth.
Severe cases may be diagnosed as post-partum depression or postnatal depression,
but many cases are simply the normal life events related to childbirth.
The massive hormonal, physical, and emotional effects from childbirth
and a new baby
are well known to cause emotional symptoms.
It is normal to suffer some level of "baby blues",
and particularly common is some level of crying or emotional distress on the third day
It's not easy being a mother and first-time mothers often feel overwhelmed.
A new mother feeling down, moody, or a bit "depressed" does not usually warrant the
diagnosis of full postnatal depression.
However, persistent depressive symptoms do need professional medical investigation.
Baby blues: A new mother's depression may be a mild, brief bout of "baby blues"; or she may suffer from postpartum depression, a much more serious condition. In some cases, new mothers may have postpartum psychosis, a relatively rare but severe and incapacitating illness.1
Researching symptoms of Baby blues: Further information about the symptoms of Baby blues is available including a list of symptoms of Baby blues, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Baby blues, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Treatments for Baby blues: Various information is available about treatments available for Baby blues, or research treatments for other diseases.
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1. excerpt from Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet: NWHIC
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