Baby Blues can happen within hours, days or weeks of the baby being born.Here are the primary symptoms: -Mood Swings -Anxiety -Sadness -Irritability -Crying -Decreased Concentration -Trouble Sleeping -Difficulty bonding with the baby
Postpartum Depression is not as common as Baby Blues, although the numbers are on the rise. Symptoms may include: -Loss of appetite -Intense irritability and anger -Overwhelming fatigue -Loss of interest in sex -Lack of interest in life -Feelings of shame, guilt or inadequacy -Severe mood swings -Withdrawal from family and friends -Thoughts of harming herself or the baby
Relatives and/or close friends should not be shy about contacting her OB/Midwife for assistance. The good news is that help is available to support the new mom through this unique life transition.
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0 Replies |Watch This Discussion | Report This| Share this:Baby Blues versus Postpartum Depression<br /><br /><b>Baby Blues</b> can happen within hours, days or weeks of the baby being bo<b>rn.</b>Here are the primary symptoms:<br />-Mood Swings<br />-Anxiety<br />-Sadness<br />-Irritability<br />-Crying<br />-Decreased Concentration<br />-Trouble Sleeping<br />-Difficulty bonding with the baby<br /> <br /><b>Postpartum Depression</b> is not as common as Baby Blues, although the numbers are on the rise. <br />Symptoms may include:<br />-Loss of appetite<br />-Intense irritability and anger<br />-Overwhelming fatigue<br />-Loss of interest in sex<br />-Lack of interest in life<br />-Feelings of shame, guilt or inadequacy<br />-Severe mood swings<br />-Withdrawal from family and friends<br />-Thoughts of harming herself or the baby<br /> <br />Relatives and/or close friends should not be shy about contacting her OB/Midwife for assistance. The good news is that help is available to support the new mom through this unique life transition.
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