Life with a new baby is not always what you expect.
Pregnancy, the birth or adoption of a baby can bring physical, emotional and social changes. Adjustments to the new roles and relationships are not always easy.
Almost four out of five mothers will experience the baby blues. Men can also experience emotional difficulties, especially if their partner is depressed.
This is all normal and can start in the first week after the baby is born. With good physical care and emotional support, it will typically pass within two weeks.
Life with a new baby is not always what you expect. Pregnancy, the birth, or adoption of a baby can bring physical, emotional, and social changes, and these adjustments are not always easy. There is help. Things will get better. See what life with a new baby was like for these three moms.
Sometimes the baby blues don't go away. You may also feel this way during your pregnancy or later during the baby’s first year.
If you have had any of these symptoms, do not wait; seek help immediately.