Mental illness after childbirth
When it didn't quite turn out the way you thought it would…
Communication and participation are key during childbirth. Between you and your partner, between your care provider and you, and between your partner and your care provider. It can be easier said than done to communicate in the heat of the moment and at the epicenter of the pain.
Baby blues – temporary sadness after childbirth
After childbirth, it’s common for the mother to experience mood swings. Approximately 50-70% of all new mothers experience what is commonly referred to as the baby blues or maternity blues.
Anxiety and depression after childbirth are common. Approximately one in every ten women suffers from depression after pregnancy and after giving birth.
Postpartum blues, baby blues, maternity blues, or 3-day tears?
It is finally time to take that step into the baby bubble that everyone talks about... but why do I feel anxious, irritable, or sad? You may have heard of postpartum blues, baby blues, maternity blues, or 3-day tears - different names for the same thing.