Irritability, tearfulness, and mood swings are very common after giving birth. Up to 80% of women experience some form of the “baby blues” postpartum. While the baby blues are common they should resolve within a week or two. Prolonged depression is not so common and may be a sign that you are suffering from postpartum depression.
By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Sleep SolutionQUESTION: I know that it’s normal to have the “baby blues” right after you have a baby, but my son is six weeks old. I thought everything would be wonderful by now and I would be so in love with my baby. I thought mothering would come easily. It’s not that way at all! » Read more » Read more