baby blues

During the postpartum period, new moms may be emotionally sensitive or experience mood swings. This is known as the “baby blues” period, and for many new moms it will usually subside after about two weeks.

But at least one in nine new moms develop a more serious condition­­, postpartum depression, which can negatively impact the [...]

By uclahealth • July 16, 2019
Dear Doctors: It's been two weeks since our son was born, and my wife seems to be having a hard time. She cries easily and has a lot of anxiety. Is this just baby blues, like my mother says, or is it postpartum depression? Dr. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 15, 2018
The arrival of a baby can come with a host of emotions. Sometimes, those include anxiety or sadness. The term “baby blues” is often used to describe these postpartum feelings. Baby blues are very common and are not the result of weakness or character flaws. Having the blues [...]
By uclahealth • January 16, 2018
May is Mental Health Month, and it’s a great time to brush up on your knowledge of depression — a condition that affects millions of Americans. Can you sort the facts from the myths? Sadness is common, but major depression is rare. FICTION. In fact, major depression [...]
By uclahealth • May 5, 2016