6 Warning Signs It’s More Than The Baby Blues

About 80 percent of new mothers will get some form of the “baby blues” due to the intense emotional experiences involved in pregnancy and childbirth, as well as exhaustion. However, it is important to know the difference between this and more serious postpartum depression symptoms. Be concerned if you cannot sleep or eat well even when given the chance to do so. Feeling everything at once is normal, but feeling nothing is cause for concern. Feelings of rage or intense anger are also a potential sign of something more serious than typical “baby blues.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Having a baby is often traumatic, physically and emotionally, and often mothers will have “baby blues”.
  • However, mothers may be feeling more than just baby blues, or the baby blues may develop into depression or anxiety.
  • Accepting that something is wrong is the first step in finding help and making sure the mother is back to her healthy self.

“With the baby blues occurring in nearly 80% of postpartum mothers, it can be hard to tell whether or not they are a cause for worry.”

Read more: https://www.scarymommy.com/6-warning-signs-more-than-baby-blues/


Becky Patouhas, social media specialist, has been a babywearing educator since 2013. Her favorite part of her job is a tie between seeing all the cute baby pictures and helping parents get that “I can’t believe I can hold my baby AND eat!” moment. A first-generation American and mom of two small boys, she and her family live in Michigan, where she enjoys volunteering with her local babywearing group. Becky loves her Zypora meh dais (she has two!) because they’re so cushy on her shoulders. She always has a Lightly Padded ring sling in her purse because she loves the soft padding, and she thinks Isle of Skye is the best colorway out there!

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