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What are the chances of having 'baby blues'?

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Up to 80% of new mothers get the baby blues -- short-term dips in mood caused by all of the changes that come with a new baby.

These feelings often begin when your newborn is just 2 or 3 days old, but you’re likely to feel better by the time your baby is 1 or 2 weeks old.

SOURCES:


Nemours Foundation: “Postpartum depression.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Postpartum Depression.”

Office on Women’s Health: “Depression during and after pregnancy fact sheet.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Postpartum Depression Facts.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Depression During & After Pregnancy: You Are Not Alone.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 19, 2019

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Nemours Foundation: “Postpartum depression.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Postpartum Depression.”

Office on Women’s Health: “Depression during and after pregnancy fact sheet.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Postpartum Depression Facts.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Depression During & After Pregnancy: You Are Not Alone.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 19, 2019

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