the baby blues

the baby blues

a feeling of sadness that some women experience after they have given birth to a baby According to this article, as many as 60% of women suffer from the baby blues.
See cry like a baby, throw the baby out with the bath water, wet the baby's head
See also: baby, blues
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We consider the baby blues a normal part of postpartum adjustment, but the symptoms are mild and they're transient," she said.
Symptoms of postpartum depression lurk longer than those of the baby blues and can be more wide-ranging.
I was distressed to read in a headline that children of mothers who suffer the baby blues are four times more likely themselves to develop depression.
The baby blues aren't associated with depressed children.
MUMS are set for a big push to raise cash to fight the baby blues.
But Young Ospreys, in the same half of the draw as Cardiff Baby Blues, went out in the second round 3l-14 to Cardiff & District OB - who then lost 26-12 to the Baby Blues in the semi-finals.
Cardiff and District then lost 26-12 to the Baby Blues, who included players from several East Wales sides, in the semi-finals.
A IT sounds as if your daughter is experiencing a troublesome dose of the baby blues, Pat.
Symptoms of the baby blues, including impatience, irritability, restlessness, and anxiety, usually are mild and typically disappear within a few days after onset.
The widely reported rift between her and husband Jude Law can't have helped matters and just when she seemed to be getting over the baby blues, depression has struck again.
But men say they share the baby blues - they just do not like to admit to it.
The midwife told us she might became a bit tearful and tetchy because many new mums get the baby blues, but I think this is much more worrying.
THE sudden change in hormone levels after childbirth is thought to be a principal cause of the baby blues and postnatal depression.
OUT-OF-FORM John White aims to banish the baby blues before Manchester Giants' play-off semi-final with Thames Valley at Wembley tomorrow.
Emma, 31, had been hit by the baby blues, a debilitating condition she'd been warned about at ante-natal class.