The baby blues

You and your partner may experience a wide range of emotions during and following the birth of your baby, but it's certainly not uncommon for women to experience the 'baby blues' in the first few days after childbirth.

Signs of the baby blues include being:

  • teary
  • irritable
  • overly sensitive in interactions with others
  • moody.

The baby blues usually clear up after a few days with no other treatment except support and understanding.

If you find the baby blues just aren't lifting, it may be a sign of something more serious, like depression or anxiety. If you've been feeling like this for a while and it's starting to affect your life, it's time to seek help.