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.

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