Baby blues

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After the birth of your baby it’s normal to have mood swings and to cry more than usual. Many new moms experience the baby blues for a short period of time.

The baby blues follow the birth of the baby and can last from a few days to approximatively two weeks. Hormonal changes and fatigue are largely responsible for this temporary depression.

Here are few tips to help you feel better during this time:

  • Get your family and friends to help out a little more.
  • Allow yourself to take a break or nap.
  • Talk about how you feel.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Talk to other parents.
  • Enjoy skin-to-skin contact with your baby.
  • Let the tears flow without trying to resist or worry too much about the cause—it’s perfectly normal!

If your baby blues last for more than two weeks or if you feel more and more sad or irritable, you may be experiencing depression.

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