baby blues

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baby blues

1. A usually brief period of sadness, anxiety, and mood swings experienced by a large percentage of women after giving birth. When I had the baby blues after having my first child, I would find myself crying without knowing why.
2. Blue eyes, especially those that are light blue. I just had to ask for Sean's number after I got a glimpse of his baby blues—I'd never seen such striking eyes before!
See also: baby, blues
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The baby blues, she explained, affects about three-quarters of new mothers and is characterized by symptoms that commonly occur during a menstrual cycle: tearfulness, anxiety, and mood swings.
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.
MUMS are set for a big push to raise cash to fight the baby blues.
Research in the US shows that as many as 10% of new fathers are hit by the baby blues that can affect 15% of new mums.
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.
Advice is given on the following topics: (1) newborn health screening; (2) what a healthy newborn looks like; (3) newborn reflexes; (4) baby checkups; (5) fathers' role; (6) the baby blues; (7) sleeping position; (8) breast milk; (9) breast feeding; (10) bottle feeding; (11) checkups and shots; (12) what it's like to be a newborn; (13) changing diapers; (14) keeping a memory book; (15) installing car seats; (16) newborns' brains; (17) guiding babies every day; (18) babies' people skills; (19) learning to communicate; (20) why babies cry; (21) ways to soothe babies; (22) preparing the baby's bath; (23) bathing the baby; and (24) being gentle when bathing the baby.
Jack, or 'Baby Lythgoe' as he is named on the J Blue membership form, is sure to enjoy the Baby Blues when he enters the world later this year.
NHS experts estimate more than half of all new mothers suffer from "the baby blues", feeling tearful, overwhelmed and irritable.
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.
But men say they share the baby blues - they just do not like to admit to it.
THE sudden change in hormone levels after childbirth is thought to be a principal cause of the baby blues and postnatal depression.