Is It Normal to Not Be Happy After Giving Birth?

New parenthood is often depicted as being filled with snuggly days that are all spent happily falling in love with a newborn.

While you might already feel a strong bond with your little one, the truth is that many women discover that being a new parent isn’t always as rosy as those images on diaper commercials.

 Approximately 85% of women will experience some type of mood disturbance during the postpartum period.

After delivery, your body starts working immediately on restoring your body’s hormones to normal levels, and there are even more changes as your body prepares for breastfeeding.

For the moment, consider taking up your friends’ and family members’ offers to provide you with help.

What Can You Do to Get Over Normal New Baby Blues?

What Is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is a mental health condition that arises after you’ve had your baby.

Stay alert for signs that you are developing postpartum depression that requires professional treatment.

When Should You Worry About Feeling Unhappy After Giving Birth?

If you still feel sad or lose interest in your normal activities after two weeks, you might need a professional assessment to determine if you are developing postpartum depression.

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