Baby Blues

Up to 80 percent of mothers experience these symptoms which can peak 3-5 days after delivery and usually resolves within 2 weeks postpartum:

  • Feeling very happy then very sad

  • Crying with no apparent reason

  • Sudden mood swings

  • Anxiety

  • Loss of appetite

  • Irritability

 

Postpartum Depression

Approximately 21 percent of women experience major/minor depression following childbirth. 

Symptoms May include:

  • Feeling sad, hopeless, empty, or overwhelmed

  • Crying more often than usual or for no apparent reason

  • Feeling worried or overly anxious

  • Moodiness, restlessness, or irritability

  • Anger or rage

  • Persistent doubt about your ability to care for your baby

  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

  •  Physical aches and pains

  • Changes in appetite

  • Lack of sleep or oversleeping

  • Difficulty concentrating

Symptoms can occur within several days of delivery up to 1 year postpartum 

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