Many new moms experience postpartum, or “baby blues” after childbirth.
Baby blues can include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping.
Baby blues can also be described as ” being full of emotion” , and typically begin within the first two to three days after delivery, and may last for up to two weeks.
Some new moms experience a more severe, long-lasting form of depression known as postpartum depression, symptoms will be described at the bottom of the page. If postpartum depression is suspected medical intervention or medication may be necessary. Call your Dr and make an appointment.
Our Baby Blues formula is designed for the normal occurence of overflowing emotion immediately after childbirth.
Baby Blues is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine formulas that treat fatigue from blood loss, emotional crying spells, normalise the menstrual cycle, and to help the uterus return to normal size. Baby Blues is also designed to alleviate some of the thirst that may be experienced by mothers from breastfeeding. It is safe to take long term, and may be taken as a prevention to more serious postpartum symptoms.
Chinese medicine considers the postpartum period to be the first four months after childbirth, and the mother needs ample nourishment, support and rest during this period.
Some new moms experience a more severe, long-lasting form of depression known as postpartum depression, with symptoms such as:
Having no interest in seeing people.
Inability to enjoy the things you used to enjoy.
Inability to concentrate
Intense self-criticism and self-blame, thinking that you’re a bad mother and you can’t do anything right.
Inability to bond with your baby
Feelings of worthlessness, shame, guilt or inadequacy
Severe anxiety and panic attacks
Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
Untreated, postpartum depression may last for many months or longer. If you have postpartum depression, prompt treatment can help you manage your symptoms and help you bond with your baby. If you experience any symptoms of postpartum baby blues or postpartum depression, call your doctor and schedule an appointment.
People with depression may not recognize that they’re depressed. If you suspect that a friend or loved one has postpartum depression you can help them by guiding them to seek medical help!
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