Excitation, delight, dread, and other strong emotions can all be sparked by the birth of a child. But it can also lead to depression, which you might not expect.
After giving birth, most new mothers endure postpartum “baby blues,” which frequently include mood changes, crying bouts, anxiety, and trouble sleeping. The first two to three days after delivery are when baby blues typically start, and they can linger for up to two weeks.
Postpartum depression, on the other hand, is a more severe and pervasive type of depression that some new mothers endure. Because it can begin during pregnancy and persist after childbirth, it is sometimes referred to as a peripartum depression. A serious mental condition called postpartum psychosis can occasionally develop after giving birth.