Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression - Health Channel


Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression |

Carey Acosta, Lactation Consultant with Homestead Hospital, explains 80% of moms can experience baby blues, having mild fatigue, and feeling tired. She also says the main difference between baby blues and postpartum depression is that baby blues will go away without seeking treatment for it.

Frankie Powell, Patient Care Supervisor of Labor & Delivery at Homestead Hospital, points out postpartum depression happens in about 15% of births, and the symptoms don’t go away in one to two weeks, they gradually get worse, and that’s when you need to seek medical consultation.


After a baby are not uncommon at all, in fact a few days to two weeks of mild ups and downs and normally referred to as the baby blues, but there’s a difference between the baby blues and postpartum, depression ladies let’s start right there, because sometimes you hear that where it’ll they’ll put those two phrases together like they are inseparable, but they are quite different. > They really are. you know what the baby blues about 80% of moms can experience the baby blues, you can have mild fatigue, you know you can feel a little tired, but the difference with the baby blues versus postpartum depression, baby blues will go away in their own, and you don’t have to seek treatment for.> Depression it happens in about 15% of births and they the symptoms get worse, they don’t go away in one to two weeks, they gradually get worse, and that’s when you need to seek medical consultation and try and get a hold of them before they gradually get worse.> I know we’ll get into this during the show here but, isn’t it important to note that to just toss it off, as it’s just the baby blues, that’s no big deal, that seems to me to be one of the most dangerous things that a woman or her family can do.> Yeah and it happens a lot you’ll have your mother say you know, or your sister, you know that didn’t have that’s normal, it happens to everyone, it you just need to get adjusted, you’ll get over this well, after the one or two weeks if you don’t get over it, that’s when it goes into postpartum depression.

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