Postnatal blues

About two thirds of women suffer from postnatal blues in the first week after delivery. It usually subsides within a few days to a week post delivery.

Signs and symptoms of postnatal blues

Look out for these signs and symptoms of postnatal blues

About two thirds of women suffer from postnatal blues in the first week after delivery. It usually subsides within a few days to a week post delivery.

According to Kandang Kerbau Hospital Singapore, the signs and symptoms of postnatal blues are:

  • feelings of irritability
  • weepiness
  • moodiness
  • anxious thoughts about caring for the baby
  • feeling frustrated with the baby’s crying

Postnatal blues is commonly seen in first time mothers or those with poor support. As it is usually transient, most mother with the blues, don’t need any specialist attention. Instead what they do need is support, encouragement and reassurance from family and friends.

If you have been feeling low for more than two weeks, do seek further advice from your doctor as you may be suffering from postnatal depression.

 

For more related articles on pregnancy and postnatal advice, see:

Post natal depression

Say goodbye to postnatal fat and depression

Postnatal psychosis