You have been waiting for this day for nine long months but now you are not jumping with joy and enjoying these moments but the opposite. You are an emotional wreck crying, unhappy, worrying, tired and anxious. You might be experiencing the “baby blues” which could start within a few days of delivery and could last for up to two weeks. If the feelings last longer and are more intense than you could have postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression is common with about 1 in 7 women experiencing the symptoms. It can be hard to tell the difference between the depression and the exhaustion and stress of new parenthood. But if you’re experiencing these symptoms and they are more intense and you are struggling contact your healthcare provider right away.