Postpartum Blues VS Postpartum Depression

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Women often experience low mood after childbirth. This is a commonly observed phenomenon resulting from rapid hormonal changes, which can lead to symptoms such as anxiety, feelings of worthlessness, and a sense of inadequacy as a mother, potentially impacting the bond between the mother and the infant.

However, it is important to recognise that this common phenomenon can potentially indicate something more serious, such as postpartum depression, as opposed to postpartum blues, which can resolve spontaneously.

Postpartum Blues (Baby Blues):

Postpartum Depression:

Nevertheless, if a mother experiences symptoms indicative of postpartum blues or depression that significantly impact her daily life and family relationships, consulting with a mental health professional for appropriate care is recommended.

Ariyaporn Tangcheewinsirikul, M.D.

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