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Dealing With the Baby Blues

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The days and weeks immediately following the birth of your baby can be an emotional roller-coaster. You can expect to experience elation, wonder, anxiety, and -- if you are like most new moms -- at least a touch of the blues.



Experts estimate that between 50 and 90 percent of all new mothers experience a bout of mild depression right after the birth of their babies. So if you've found yourself feeling weepy, sad, or irritable for no apparent reason, don't be hard on yourself. You have lots of company.

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From the Editors of Your Baby Today

The days and weeks immediately following the birth of your baby can be an emotional roller-coaster. You can expect to experience elation, wonder, anxiety, and -- if you are like most new moms -- at least a touch of the blues.

Experts estimate that between 50 and 90 percent of all new mothers experience a bout of mild depression right after the birth of their babies. So if you've found yourself feeling weepy, sad, or irritable for no apparent reason, don't be hard on yourself. You have lots of company.

What causes the blues
The mild depression that affects women soon after giving birth is often referred to as "the baby blues," and while no one is sure exactly why it happens, there are several likely theories:
• Hormones: After baby is born, the levels of estrogen and progesterone in mom's body drop sharply, causing a deficit that can lead to the blues. As hormone levels return to their normal, pre-pregnancy levels, spirits tend to rise as well. Jump tp full text of this article here.



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