Is It Postpartum Depression or the “Baby Blues”?
November 14, 2019. Dr. Dimitriu was published in Psychology Today about Postpartum Depression.
Giving birth is one of the most joyous experiences of a woman’s life. Everybody says so. Family, friends, books, magazine articles. Everything she knows has prepared her for the elation that will accompany the arrival of her baby.
And yet, within days of giving birth, most women find themselves teary, sad, anxious, and fatigued. The “baby blues” affect as many as 80 percent of new mothers and its typically mild symptoms dissipate within a few days or a week with adjustment to new motherhood and with support from a partner, family, and friends.
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