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What do you know about the baby blues?

And how can you tell when those common but difficult feelings have become something more serious?

 

About 50 – 75% of moms experience the “baby blues” in the early days after giving birth – feeling sad, irritable and sometimes overwhelmed by the demands of caring for their new baby. Although those are miserable feelings, they usually subside within a couple of weeks. But for 10 – 20% of moms, those feelings persist, crossing the line into a clinical “postpartum depression.” This is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about, and appropriate treatment and a strong support network can help mom get back on track. Learn more in this week’s conversation with Tory, a service provider with Promise Care, Inc.’s Welcome Baby program, who has been part of the solution for many families facing postpartum depression.

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