The Baby Blues typically presents in the first few days after delivery and is usually gone by 3-4 weeks. The huge hormonal changes that are going on in your body as well as the discomfort relating to the birth; sleep deprivation and constant demand, all combine to cause the Baby Blues which mostly resolve without treatment.
Post Natal Depression is very common, and up to 1 in 4 women may be affected.
Look out for these signs which may indicate that you may have PND:
If you are experiencing these feelings or signs, please talk to someone, preferably your GP or gynaecologist. Don’t try to cope on your own as PND responds well to treatment.